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Petition No. 2000-05

LCB File No. R031-00

Date Received by Commission: 02/11/2000

Summary: Air Quality Alternative Fuels and Low Emission Vehicles

Current Status: Codification completed 9/15/00 by LCB

Nevada Administrative Code: 486A.010 to 486A.250

Permanent Adoption/Hearing: 04/20/2000

Temporary Adoption: N/A

Effective/Filed: 05/26/2000

Codified by LCB: 09/15/2000

Petitioner: NDEP / Bureau of Air Quality

Description of Petition:

Petition 2000-05 (LCB R031-00) is a permanent regulation amending NAC 486A.100 to 486A.250, the alternative fuel regulations. The regulation adds a definition for "Ultra low/emission vehicle" (ULEV) that meets the federal standards for ULEV vehicles. NAC 486A.140 is amended to limit designation of alternative fuels if a designation would adversely impact an Air Quality Implementation Plan. NAC 486A.160 is amended to allow operators of public fleets to obtain "ultra low/emission vehicles" as certified by the U.S. EPA. NAC 486A.180 is amended to exempt hybrid electric vehicles from operating in areas where alternative fuels are limited. This section is amended to allow for the leasing of vehicles to meet the requirements for meeting the alternative fueled vehicle quotas. NAC 486A.200 is amended to include ULEV vehicles to be exempted by the acquisition by the Director of the Department if these types of vehicles are unavailable. The section is amended to require to limit exemptions if the action would adversely affect an Air Quality Implementation Plan. NAC 486A.230 and 486A.250 is amended to reflect changes in addresses and zip codes.

Annotated History of the Petition:

Petition 2000-05 received 2/11/2000 from BAQ; to LCB for drafting 2/17/2000. Before SEC on 4/20/2000; adopted, submitted to LCB on 4/21/2000 for filing; filed with Secretary of State on 5/26/2000, codification completed September 15, 2000.

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