In December of 2021, New York State adopted the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule (ACT). The ACT requires commercial vehicle manufacturers to sell an increasing number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in New York with a goal for 100 percent of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles offered for sale or lease, or sold, or leased, for registration in the State be zero-emission by 2045, where feasible.
The rule includes a one-time reporting requirement for large entities that operate or dispatch vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 lbs in New York. The one-time fleet reports will be due by April 1, 2023.
Entities required to complete the report are those that:
- had gross annual revenues greater than $50 million in the U.S. for the 2019 tax year, including revenues from all subsidiaries, subdivisions, or branches, and had one or more vehicles under common ownership or control that were operated in New York in 2019; OR
- were a fleet owner in the 2019 calendar year that had 50 or more vehicles under common ownership or control; OR
- were a broker or organization that dispatched 50 or more vehicles into or throughout New York in the 2019 calendar year; OR
- were a New York government agency, including all state and local municipalities that had one or more vehicles that were operated in New York in 2019; OR
- were a federal government agency that had one or more vehicles that were operated in New York in 2019.
Reporting exemptions are provided for school and transit buses, light-duty vehicles dispatched but not owned by transportation network companies, military tactical vehicles, vehicles awaiting sale, and emergency vehicles.
DEC will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. to provide an overview of the DRAFT reporting template and accompanying guidance and to accept feedback from applicable entities.
Motor carriers that meet the reporting requirements are encouraged to register for the webinar.
The draft guidance and reporting documents are available for review here.
A copy of the ACT regulation as adopted is available here.