CA Health & Safety Code Section 44299.80

As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:


“Advanced introduction cost” means the cost of a project less a baseline cost that would otherwise be incurred by the applicant in the normal course of business based on the actual age and turnover rates of trucks used at ports, and may include, but is not limited to, any of the following: incremental engine costs, re-engine or retrofit costs, additional operational costs, incremental fuel costs, facility modifications, and scrappage costs to eliminate operation on highways in the state.


“Cost-effectiveness” means the funds provided to a project for each ton of particulate matter reduction attributed to a project or to the program as a whole. In calculating cost-effectiveness, a one-time grant of funds made at the beginning of a project shall be annualized using a time value of public funds or discount rate determined for each project. Cost-effectiveness shall be calculated by dividing annualized costs by local emissions reductions of PM.


“Covered engine” includes an engine from any onroad heavy-duty diesel truck or bus weighing over 33,000 pounds and used in for-hire or proprietary trucking operated by a trucking company that services a port in the state.


“Covered source” includes onroad heavy-duty diesel vehicles and other onroad high-emitting diesel engine categories.


“Covered vehicle” includes any vehicle or piece of equipment powered by a covered engine.


“District” means the Bay Area Air Quality Management District as described in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 40200) of Part 3 and the South Coast Air Quality Management District as described in Chapter 5.5 (commencing with Section 40400) of Part 3.


“Gr-bhph” means grams-per brake horsepower hour.


“Marine terminal” has the same meaning as in Section 40720.


“New very low-emission vehicle” means a vehicle that qualifies as a very low-emission vehicle when it is a new vehicle, as defined in Section 430 of the Vehicle Code, with regard to particulate matter emissions standards or that is modified with the approval and warranty of the original equipment manufacturer to qualify as a very low-emission vehicle with regard to particulate matter emissions standards within 12 months of delivery to an owner for private or commercial use.


“Port” means any sea or river port in the state.


“PM” means particulate matter.


“Program” means the California Port Community Air Quality Program created by this chapter.


“Project” means the replacement, repowering, scrapping, or retrofitting of a covered vehicle or covered engine that receives a grant pursuant to this chapter.


“Repower” means replacing an engine with a different engine. The term “repower,” as used in this chapter, refers to replacing an older, uncontrolled engine with a newer model engine that meets the latest emissions standards.


“Retrofit” means making modifications to the engine and fuel system so that the retrofitted engine does not have the same emissions of particulate matter as the original engine.


“Very low-emission vehicle” means a vehicle with emissions significantly lower than otherwise applicable baseline emission standards or uncontrolled emission levels.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 44299.80’s source at ca​.gov