Local Law 77 of 2003 (LL77) requires that any diesel powered off road vehicle used by the City use Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) Fuel. It also requires these vehicles be retrofitted with an Emissions Control Device to reduce the release of harmful pollutants into the environment.
§24-163.7 of NYC Administrative Code required that by September 1, 2006, certain General Education (GE) diesel fuel-powered school buses be powered by a specific diesel fuel, ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD).
Local Law 39 (LL39) requires all City owned and operated diesel powered vehicles greater than 8,500 lbs., such as garbage collection trucks and DEP’s truck fleet, to use ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) to reduce pollutants.
Local Law 41 (LL41) requires all City-licensed sightseeing diesel buses to use Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) to reduce pollutants. In addition, to lower the emission of harmful pollutants into the environment, these vehicles must install emission reduction devices (BART).
The environmental and public health benefits of blending biodiesel into heating oil are substantial. Unlike petroleum diesel, biodiesel is non-toxic and biodegradable, making it less of a threat to human health and the environment than petroleum-based fuels
Local Law Air Reports are required annually by Local Law 77 of 2003 and Local Laws 38, 39, 40, 41 and 42 of 2005. These reports document the use of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and the best available control technologies to reduce particulate matter and nitrogen oxides in the environment