Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)/ Fleet department September 2018 Fuel Report. Attached is a report on the implementation of winter biodiesel use (B20) as required in Local Law 73 of 2013. This is a one-time report and initiative required as part of this local law.
§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).
This report details New York City’s purchase of fuel-efficient light and medium duty cars (typically, cars and vans respectively). The aim of Local Law 38 (LL38) is to achieve a 25% reduction in fuel consumption by Fiscal Year 2018 as compared to baseline fuel efficiency data from Fiscal Year 2005.
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