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17.102.050 Clean and Efficient Fleet Practices for Franchisees and Permittees.

(Replaced by the Ordinance No. 185449, effective July 21, 2012.)  The Director is authorized to draft regulations to protect the public health and the environment.  This can include requiring the use of a blend of biodiesel fuel in any collection vehicle with a diesel engine and requiring regular replacement of all collection vehicles used by franchisees or permittees within the City.

A.  All collection vehicles with a diesel engine shall use a blend of biodiesel fuel as specified by the Director, consistent with the requirements set forth in Chapter 16.60.

B.  Fleet Replacement-Residential.

1.  By January 1, 2016, all residential vehicles shall have engines that are 12 years old or newer.  For purposes of this Section, "residential vehicles" are vehicles used by franchisees for residential solid waste, recycling, or composting collection at least 50 percent of their hours or miles.  "Residential vehicles" do not include back-up vehicles used less than 20 percent of a full-time vehicle's hours or miles.

2.  Diesel Particulate Filter Retrofits. Residential vehicles that have been retrofitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter through a Metro grant-funded program will be considered to have 2007 model year engines and will not be required to be replaced until December 31, 2019.

3.  Residential Fleet Replacement Plan. Franchisees shall prepare and annually update a Residential Fleet Replacement Plan (Plan) that complies with the following deadlines:

a.  The Plan shall provide for the replacement of all residential vehicles with engines older than the 2004 model year by December 31, 2015.

b.  The Plan shall provide for replacement of no more than five residential vehicles with engines older than the 2004 model year between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

The Plan must be approved by the Director.

C.  Fleet Replacement-Commercial.

1.  By January l, 2018, all commercial vehicles shall have engines that are 12 years old or newer. For purposes of this Section, "commercial vehicles" are vehicles used by permittees for commercial collection more than 50 percent of their hours or miles. "Commercial vehicles" do not include back-up vehicles used less than 20 percent of a full-time vehicle's hours or miles.

2.  Diesel Particulate Filter Retrofits. Commercial vehicles that have been retrofitted with a Diesel Parliculate Filter through a Metro grant-funded program will be considered to have 2007 model year engines and will not be required to be replaced until December 31, 2019.

3.  Commercial Fleet Replacement Plan. Permittees that have more than five commercial vehicles with engines older than the 2006 model year shall prepare a Commercial Fleet Replacement Plan (Plan).  The Plan shall provide for the replacement of all commercial vehicles with engines older than the 2006 model year by December 31, 2017.  The Plan must be approved by the Director.