Cargo Handling Equipment at Ports and Rail Yards
In December 2022, New Jersey adopted the Mobile Cargo Handling Equipment at Ports and Intermodal Rail Yards rule. For specifics on this adoption and the adopted rule language, see N.J.A.C. 7:27-34.
This rule will help modernize some of the oldest diesel-powered equipment in the State. It will clean up equipment used near some of the most densely populated areas and reduce NOx and particulate matter especially in Environmental Justice communities.
- Any person who owns or operates a terminal or business at a port in the State and operates cargo handling equipment at that location.
- Any person who owns or operates an intermodal rail yard in the State and operates cargo handling equipment at that location.
- Any person conducting business in the State who sells, offers for sale, leases, rents, or purchases any cargo handling equipment or engine that is used at any port or intermodal rail yard in the State.
- Excludes low throughput facilities over 75 miles from urban areas
- Extension for low use cargo handling equipment
- Extension for manufacturing delay
- Extension for over compliance with ZEV
- All regulated businesses at ports and railyards must report on their Cargo Handling Equipment inventory as of January 1, 2024 by August 1, 2024.
- Data to include: equipment make, model, year, and engine size and tier
- Usage data shall be from 2023
- Usage data to include: hours of use, fuel usage, and seasonality if applicable
Starting 3/1/2025, must be Tier 4F or the current model year on-road.
The Phase-in Schedule is based on CARB rule and moving to Tier 4F which is a mature technology on the market for over 10 years.
|Cargo handling equipment with an on-road engine||Cargo handling equipment with an off-road engine||Compliance deadline|
|Pre-1998 model year||Tier 0||March 1, 2025|
|1998-2003 model year||Tier 1||March 1, 2026|
|2004-2006 model year||Tier 2||March 1, 2027|
|2007-2009 model year||Tier 3 and Tier 4 interim||March 1, 2028|