New York Mobile Sources regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Mobile Sources: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M): 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 217

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Vehicle testing program: 6 NYCRR 217-6

Heavy-duty diesel vehicle inspections: 6 NYCRR 217-5

Automobile emissions standards:

Low emission vehicles (LEVs): 6 NYCRR 218

Heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards:

Idling: 6 NYCRR 217-3

Ultra low sulfur diesel fuel (ULSDF) and best available retrofit technology (BART): 6 NYCRR 248

Nonroad engine standards:

Personal watercraft: 6 NYCRR 210


Fuel volatility: 6 NYCRR 225-3

Diesel fuel and diesel fuel additives: 6 NYCRR 225-4

Vapor recovery: 6 NYCRR 230 and 40 CFR 51.126

Portable fuel containers: 6 NYCRR 239

New York City:

Idling: New York City Administrative Code (NYC Admin Code) 24-163

Regulatory Agencies

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Air Resources, Climate Change, and Energy Division of Air Resources

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Applicable sources in New York must comply with the federal mobile source provisions. See the national section MOBILE SOURCES for additional information.

New York has implemented an enhanced vehicle inspection program, as well as a heavy-duty diesel vehicle inspection program that includes provisions for random roadside testing. New York has adopted California standards for automobile emissions. Additional state programs limiting mobile source emissions include idling restrictions, personal watercraft emissions standards, and fuel standards.

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New York Mobile Sources Resources

Type Title
Forms Stage II System Decommissioning Notification Form
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