Idling Essay

455 WordsFeb 27, 20142 Pages
The New York City Council Legislation Text File #: Int 0218-2010, Version: A City Hall New York, NY 10007 Proposed Int. No. 218-A By Council Members Koppell, Chin, Comrie, Fidler, Foster Gentile, Lander and Nelson A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of idle reduction technology in ambulances. Be it enacted by the Council as follows: Section 1. Subchapter seven of chapter one of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new 24-163.10 to read as follows: §24-163.10. Use of verified idle reduction technology in ambulances. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows: (1) “Auxiliary power unit” shall mean a device containing an engine certified by the United States environmental protection agency that supplies cooling, heating, and electrical power to trucks and other vehicles while the engine is turned off in order to reduce emissions from such vehicles. (2) “Verified idle reduction technology” shall mean technology, including, but not limited to, an auxiliary power unit, that has been verified by the United States environmental protection agency and allows the engine of a vehicle to be turned off while still providing services to the vehicle or equipment, such as heating or cooling of the cabin. b. Not later than January first, two thousand fourteen, the fire department shall develop and implement a pilot project for a period of not less than one year to ascertain the benefits and reliability of utilizing a verified idle reduction technology in city ambulances operated by and on behalf of the city of New York. Such pilot project shall employ verified idle reduction technology to power the ambulance’s electrical load, diagnostic devices, ancillary electrical equipment, tools and temperature without the need to engage the

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