Read the full text of House Bill 2007
. It includes several components related to the regulation of diesel-powered engines, which are summarized below.
HB 2007 Definitions/Gross Vehicle Weight Rating for Diesel Vehicles
The gross vehicle weight rating, or gross vehicle mass, is the maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer, including its chassis, body, engine, engine fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers and cargo, but excluding that of any trailers.
The gross vehicle weight rating for diesel vehicles categorized in HB 2007 are:
- Medium Duty (14,000 - 26,000 lbs.)
- Heavy Duty (>26,000 lbs.)
Volkswagen Settlement Funds
HB 2007 authorizes DEQ to disburse all Volkswagen Settlement funds. The legislation requires DEQ to ensure sufficient resources are set aside to retrofit or replace 450 school buses and directs the department to distribute the remaining funds as grants for the purposes of reducing diesel engine emissions.
Titling, Registration and Retrofit Requirements
HB 2007 establishes deadlines, after which certain older model, diesel-engines vehicles cannot be titled or registered in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties, unless they meets retrofit requirements:
- Jan 1, 2023: Publicly and privately owned medium- and heavy-duty trucks with an engine model year 1996 or older cannot be registered
- Jan 1, 2025:
- Medium-duty trucks with an engine model year 2009 or older cannot be titled
- Heavy-duty trucks with an engine model year 2006 or older cannot be titled
- Jan 1, 2029:
- Publicly and privately owned medium-duty trucks with an engine model year 2009 or older cannot be registered
- Publicly owned heavy-duty trucks with an engine model year 2009 or older cannot be registered
- Privately owned heavy-duty trucks with an engine model year 2006 or older cannot be registered
The legislation allows a truck to be registered or titled after the phase out deadlines, if it is equipped with DEQ/EQC-certified retrofit technology. The legislation also exempts certain vehicle types from the phase out deadlines.
Voluntary Emissions Control Label Program
HB 2007 directs DEQ and the Environmental Quality Commission to develop rules and programs for the voluntary demonstration of emissions performance of non-road, construction diesel equipment. The legislation allows the operation of the voluntary program to be contracted to a third party and for the program to charge fees sufficient to operate the program.
Clean Diesel in Public Contract
HB 2007 requires the use of clean diesel technology in large public works projects (contract value exceeding $20 Million) located in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.
Supporting Businesses in Reducing Diesel Emissions Task Force
HB 2007 establishes a legislative task force to examine:
- Public funding strategies for supporting businesses in reducing emissions from diesel engines used in the course of conducting their activities
- Barriers to small contractor participation that exist under “Clean Diesel” in public contracting provisions