Utah HB 70 made simple

Utah HB 70 2010

(I tried to clean the Bill up to make it more readable, this is not the whole Bill but it is most of what was changed, HB70 was a rewrite of a previous CAA (Clean Air Act) bill, any mistakes are mine, Jim Younkin)
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The Bill is here: http://le.utah.gov/~2010/bills/hbillamd/hb0070s02.pdf

This bill:

Requires certain inspections, emission standards, and certifications for retrofit compressed natural gas vehicles;

Authorizes the Division of Air Quality to develop programs to coordinate amongst government and private entities to facilitate use of retrofit compressed natural gas vehicles;

Provides that a retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle in compliance with certain requirements

Satisfies fleet requirements;

Prohibits a retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle from receiving a clean fuel vehicle tax credit, unless it meets certain requirements; and makes technical changes.

Retrofit compressed natural gas vehicles, inspections, standards, and certification, compliance with other law, programs to coordinate.

An owner of a retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle that is retrofit on or after July 1, 2010 may not operate the retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle before the owner has the retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle:

(a) inspected and certified as safe in accordance with relevant standards, including the National Fire Protection Association 52 Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code, by a CSA America CNG Fuel System Inspector; and

(b) tested to ensure that the retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle satisfies the emissions standards:

(i) if any, for the county in which the retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle is 49 registered; or 50

(ii) for the county in the state with the most lenient emissions standards, if the retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle is registered in a county with no emissions standards.

A person who performs a retrofit on a retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle shall certify to the owner of the retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle that the retrofit does not tamper with, circumvent, or otherwise affect the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic system, if any.

(a) After the owner of a retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle that is retrofit on or after July 1, 2010, has the retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle inspected under Subsection (1), the owner shall have the retrofit inspected for safety by a CSA America CNG Fuel System
Inspector:

(i) the sooner of:

(A) every three years after the retrofit; or

(B) every 36,000 miles after the retrofit; and

(ii) after any collision occurring at a speed of greater than five miles per hour.

(b) An inspector at a state-required safety inspection shall verify that a retrofit compressed natural gas vehicle is inspected in accordance with Subsection (3)(a).

(a) The Division of Air Quality may develop programs to coordinate amongst government agencies and interested parties in the private sector to facilitate:

(i) testing to ensure compliance with emissions and anti-tampering standards established in this section or by federal law; and

(ii) the retrofitting of vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas vehicles in a manner that provides for:

(A) safety;

(B) compliance with applicable law; and

(C) potential improvement in the air quality of this state.

(b) In developing a program under this Subsection .º [(6)] (4) ». , the Division of Air Quality shall:

(i) allow for testing using equipment widely available within the state, if possible; and

(ii) consult with relevant federal, state, and local government agencies and other interested parties.

Section 2. Section 19-2-105.3 is amended to read:

19-2-105.3. Clean fuel requirements for fleets.

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “1990 Clean Air Act” means the federal Clean Air Act as amended in 1990.

(b) “Clean fuel” means:

(i) propane, compressed natural gas, or electricity;

(ii) other fuel the Air Quality Board created in Title 19, Chapter 2, Air Conservation Act, determines annually on or before July 1 is at least as effective as fuels under Subsection (1)(b)(i) in reducing air pollution; and

(iii) other fuel that meets the clean fuel vehicle standards in the 1990 Clean Air Act.

Jim Younkin is a mechanic with more than thirty years experience in automotive repair. His passions include car racing, mountain climbing, ice climbing, and CNG conversions. He enjoys sharing his passions and connecting with other of like mind. See more about Jim at http://www.younkincng.com
email: younkin@gmail.com or 801-427-2284

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2 Responses to Utah HB 70 made simple

  1. Chuck says:

    I converted autos to CNG 50 years ago and it sure isn’t rocket science. I understand that when Govt gets involved the simple becomed complex so we have to play by the rules. I want to work to get Pennsylvania up to at least where Utah appears to be. What would you suggest to be an outline of a plan to accomplish this?
    Thanks

  2. Pingback: Oldies but Goodies, CNG Articles from the past… | YounkinCNG.com

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