SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 1002 - FLEET INVENTORY
(Adopted 07/19/94)

INDEX

100 GENERAL

200 DEFINITIONS

300 STANDARDS

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS


100 GENERAL

101 PURPOSE: To obtain fleet-related data necessary for the development, implementation, and monitoring of Rule 1003óREDUCED-EMISSION FLEET VEHICLES/ALTERNATIVE FUELS and Rule 1005óMOBILE SOURCE EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS/BANKING.

102 APPLICABILITY

110 EXEMPTIONS: GENERAL:

This rule shall not apply to:

200 DEFINITIONS

201 ACTIVE VEHICLE: A fleet motor vehicle which has been driven one hundred (100) miles or more, in fleet use, during the reporting year.

202 ALTERNATIVE FUEL: A motor vehicle fuel consisting of methanol, ethanol, (including methanol and/or ethanol in combination with gasoline as approved by the California Air Resources Board as an alternative fuel), liquified petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG), liquified natural gas (LNG), or electricity.

203 ALTERNATIVE FUEL RETROFIT SYSTEM: A package of fuel, ignition, emission control, and engine components that are modified, removed, or added during the process of modifying a motor vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel.

204 BASE VEHICLE: Any motor vehicle that is not a California Air Resources Board-certified reduced-emission vehicle.

205 CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCE PLACEMENT (CAP): Acknowledgment of potentially surplus emissions reductions, for exceeding the obligation established by Rule 1003óREDUCED- EMISSION FLEET VEHICLES/ALTERNATIVE FUELS for light-duty and medium-duty vehicles.

206 COMMERCIAL PURPOSE: Any activity facilitating the manufacture, alteration, distribution, storage, marketing, rental, sale, provision or transportation of goods or services, or the transportation of people, whether for profit or nonprofit.

207 COMMON OPERATION: Fleet vehicles under common operation means vehicles that are controlled by a person, company, business, corporation, organization, public entity, or any combination thereof, in the following manner:

208 COMMON OWNERSHIP: Fleet vehicles under common ownership are those vehicles for which legal title is held by the same person, company, business, corporation, organization, or public entity.

209 DAILY RENTAL VEHICLE: A light-duty or medium-duty motor vehicle which is rented to a person, business, government agency, or special district under a contractual agreement with the legal or registered owner of the vehicle, for a period of fewer than thirty (30) days.

210 DEACTIVATED: No longer is or will be an active vehicle in the fleet and/or no longer assigned by the fleet operator to be driven.

211 DIESEL-CYCLE ENGINE: A vehicle engine classified by the California Air Resources Board as a "diesel-cycle engine."

212 EMERGENCY VEHICLE: Any motor vehicle operated by a public law enforcement agency, public fire protection agency, or a public or private ambulance/paramedic service, which is used or intended to be used solely for response to an emergency (an unforeseen combination of circumstances that calls for immediate action to prevent further injury, loss of life, or damage to property).

213 EMISSION CLASSIFICATION: A categorization of a motor vehicle as any one of the following:

214 EXCHANGE VEHICLE: A vehicle or vehicles which is (are) part of a larger fleet under the same common ownership, of the same weight class and engine type, and which is (are) brought into the local fleet, in exchange for an existing fleet vehicle, operating in the District, which is taken out of the District for at least the duration of the exchange.

215 FLEET: Except as provided in Section 218, fifteen (15) or more active vehicles under common ownership or common operation, within the District, and which are:

216 FLEET INVENTORY REPORT: A written document submitted to the Air Pollution Control Officer pursuant to Section 302. A fleet inventory report is prepared annually by each fleet operator.

217 FLEET OPERATOR: The person, company, business, corporation, organization, or public entity that is in charge of managing a fleet pursuant to the criteria of Section 207.

218 FLEET: OPT-IN: Two (2) or more active vehicles under common ownership or common operation and used for commercial or public purposes that are not a fleet as defined in Section 215, if the owner or operator has voluntarily chosen to be subject to this rule and Rule 1003óREDUCED-EMISSION FLEET VEHICLES/ALTERNATIVE FUELS.

219 FLEET VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: A number assigned to a fleet motor vehicle by the fleet operator and used to identify the vehicle for record-keeping purposes.

220 FUELING SYSTEM RETROFIT CERTIFICATE: A written statement issued by the California Bureau of Automotive Repair verifying that a fueling system retrofit kit meets State of California emission standards for either a base vehicle, TLEV, LEV, ULEV, or ZEV.

221 MOBILE SOURCE EMISSION REDUCTION CREDIT (MERC): Actual emissions reductions that are registered with the District in accordance with the requirements of Rule 1005óMOBILE SOURCE EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS/BANKING.

222 MODEL YEAR: The year in which a motor vehicle is manufactured, as encoded in the vehicle identification number (VIN).

223 MOTOR VEHICLE, OR VEHICLE: Any self-propelled motorized transportation device of any vehicle weight classification, or combination of such classifications, that is certified by the California Air Resources Board for, and designed for, on-road use.

224 OBLIGATION: The requirement of a fleet operator to reduce emissions of reactive organic gases (ROG) and/or oxides of nitrogen (NOx), when adding, replacing, or repowering vehicles in a fleet; or when rebuilding the engine in a fleet vehicle. Obligation is expressed in terms of the average pounds of emissions per vehicle per year.

225 OTTO-CYCLE ENGINE: A vehicle engine classified by the California Air Resources Board as an "otto-cycle engine."

226 PREVIOUSLY CLAIMED REV: A REV which has been used to meet an obligation or generate MERC/CAP (or local equivalent thereof), anywhere in California.

227 PUBLIC PURPOSE: Any federal, state, regional, special district, or local governmental function, including military activities.

228 REACTIVE ORGANIC GAS (ROG): Any organic gas containing carbon except: methane, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates, ammonium carbonates, and halogenated hydrocarbons.

229 REBUILT ENGINE: A motor vehicle engine in which the crankshaft and/or pistons have been removed to allow for the repair and/or replacement of any internal engine components, in a vehicle more than three (3) model years old.

230 REDUCED-EMISSION VEHICLE (REV): Any motor vehicle that is:

231 REPORTING YEAR: The most recently completed 12 calendar months prior to the submittal date.

232 REPOWERED ENGINE: A new engine which is placed into service in a motor vehicle more than three (3) model years old.

233 SNAPSHOT DATE:

234 SUBMITTAL DATE: The annual deadline for submittal of a fleet inventory report to the Air Pollution Control Officer. The submittal date shall be established by the Air Pollution Control Officer.

235 SUBMITTAL NOTICE: A notice issued annually by the Air Pollution Control Officer to fleet operators specifying the submittal date.

236 TRANSITORY VEHICLES: A vehicle or vehicles which is (are) part of a larger fleet under the same common ownership, brought into the local fleet for a period of time not to exceed twelve (12) months, and following that time is (are) removed from the local fleet.

237 USED REV: A used vehicle that is a REV, which has not been previously claimed.

238 USED VEHICLE:

239 VEHICLE WEIGHT CLASSIFICATION: A motor vehicle classification that is one of the following:

300 STANDARDS

301 FLEET STATUS: For the purposes of this rule, a fleet operator shall remain subject to this rule until the Air Pollution Control Officer determines the fleet operator is no longer operating a fleet.

302 FLEET INVENTORY REPORT:

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

401 INITIAL CONTACT: Within 90 days of becoming subject to this rule, all fleet operators shall provide the Air Pollution Control Officer with the following information in writing regarding their fleets:

402 FIRST FLEET INVENTORY REPORT: The first fleet inventory report prepared for a fleet shall contain the following information regarding that fleet:

403 SUBSEQUENT FLEET INVENTORY REPORTS: Fleet inventory reports submitted to the Air Pollution Control Officer following the first fleet inventory report shall contain the following information regarding the fleet:

404 FUEL REPORTING: A fleet operator who requests a MERC or CAP (pursuant to Rule 1003 ó REDUCED-EMISSION FLEET VEHICLES/ALTERNATIVE FUELS and/or Rule 1005óMOBILE SOURCE EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS/BANKING) for the use of an alternative fuel in a fleet vehicle shall also include in the fleet inventory report the following information relative to each such vehicle:

405 TRANSITORY VEHICLE RECORDS: In order to qualify for a transitory vehicle exemption in Rule 1003óREDUCED-EMISSION FLEET VEHICLES/ALTERNATIVE FUELS, the fleet operator shall include in the fleet inventory report the following records for each transitory vehicle:

406 EXCHANGE VEHICLE RECORDS: In order to qualify for an exchange vehicle exemption in Rule 1003óREDUCED-EMISSION FLEET VEHICLES/ALTERNATIVE FUELS, the fleet operator shall include in the fleet inventory report the following records for each exchange vehicle:

407 TRADE SECRETS: Upon submitting a fleet inventory report to the Air Pollution Control Officer, the fleet operator may designate in the report which data are trade secrets pursuant to the California Public Records Act, commencing at California Government Code Section 6250.

408 TIMING: The Air Pollution Control Officer shall review the fleet inventory report to determine whether it complies with the requirements of Sections 402 (for a fleet's first inventory report) or 403 (for fleet inventory reports subsequent to the first fleet inventory report) and, if applicable, Sections 404, 405, and/or 406. If the Air Pollution Control Officer determines that a fleet inventory report does not meet the requirements of those sections, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall return the inventory report to the fleet operator who submitted it. Along with the returned report, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall include a description of the report's deficiencies. The fleet operator shall correct the deficiencies and return the corrected inventory report to the Air Pollution Control Officer within 30 days of receiving the Air Pollution Control Officer's description of the report's deficiencies.

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS

501 FLEET RECORDS: A fleet operator shall retain the records of each fleet vehicle for 3 years after reporting and shall make such records available for review by the Air Pollution Control Officer upon request.