Registration of Certain Mobile Food Vending Unit Engines

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

Local Law Number 38 for the year 2015 amends Title 24 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York by authorizing the department to promulgate rules that will require emission sources or activities not listed in section 24-109(a)(1-16) to be registered with DEP.

DEP is promulgating these rules, as authorized by Section 24-109(a)(17) to reduce emissions, from mobile food vending units used to power a process device, which in the case of mobile vending units is used to preserve food. DEP will conduct public outreach to the regulated community to make all stakeholders aware of these requirements.

This rulemaking reflects DEP’s determination that engines in mobile food vending units with an input of less than 50 horsepower are an emission source that must be registered with DEP.

Consistent with the above, DEP promulgates the following new Rule, to be found at 15 RCNY Chapter 50.

DEP’s authority for these rules is found in sections of the New York City Charter section 1043 and sections 24-109(a)17 and 24-163.12 of the New York City Administrative Code.