(Replaced by the Ordinance No. 185449; amended by Ordinance No. 189293, effective January 11, 2019.) 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. The intention of the clean and efficient fleet practices is to phase out vehicle emissions that contribute to unhealthy air for Portland residents and to reduce climate change impacts according to the Climate Action Plan.
1. All residential vehicles shall have engines that are 12 years old or newer. "Collection vehicles" that are intended as back-up collection vehicles and older than 12 years are allowed to be used less than 20 percent of a full-time vehicle's hours or miles.
2. Federal Emissions Improvement Adjustments. Due to emissions standard improvements to collection vehicles manufactured in 2010 or newer, collection vehicle restrictions will be adjusted accordingly:
a. As of January 1, 2023, all collection vehicles using diesel fuel shall have engines 13 years old or newer.
b. As of January 1, 2024, all collection vehicles using diesel fuel shall have engines 14 years old or newer.
c. As of January 1, 2025, all collection vehicles using diesel fuel shall have engines 15 years old or newer and older back up vehicles will no longer be acceptable and subject to infraction. Starting January 1, 2026 collection vehicle age restrictions will continue with a rolling 15-year timeframe for compliance.
d. As of January 1, 2025, all collection vehicles providing service to any Portland residential or commercial customer will adhere to the Clean and Efficient Fleet Practices. At this time, exemptions to collection vehicles serving less than 50 percent of Portland customers will be lifted.
3. Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Retrofits. Collection vehicles that have been retrofitted with a functioning DPF will not be required to be replaced until January1, 2025. Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) retrofits on collection vehicles will not be required to be replaced until January 1, 2020.