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R307. Environmental Quality, Air Quality.

Rule R307-124. General Requirements: Conversion to Alternative Fuel Grant Program.

As in effect on July 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R307-124-1. Authorization and Purpose.

(1) This rule is authorized by Section 19-2-304, which establishes the requirements, procedures, criteria, and definitions used to determine eligibility for the Conversion to Alternative Fuel Grant Program.

(2) The procedures of this rule constitute the minimum requirements for the application and the awarding of funds that are designated for the Conversion to Alternative Fuel Grant Program.

R307-124-2. Definitions.

The following additional definitions apply to R307-124:

"Alternative fuel" means alternative fuel as defined in Subsection 19-2-302(2).

"Clean fuel grant" means clean fuel grant as defined in Subsection 19-2-302(4).

"Conversion equipment" means conversion equipment as defined in Subsection 19-2-302(5).

"Cost" means cost as defined in 19-2-302(6).

"Division" means the Division of Air Quality.

"Eligible vehicle" means eligible vehicle as defined in Subsection 19-2-302(9).

R307-124-3. Minimum Qualifications for an Applicant to Receive a Clean Fuel Grant.

(1) All applicants must be a registered business within the State of Utah and have a business license from the city or county in which they are located.

(2) Applicants that are applying for a clean fuel grant for a conversion of an eligible vehicle to run on propane must meet the requirements of R710-6 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Rules.

R307-124-4. Minimum Qualifications for a Person that Installs Conversion Equipment on an Eligible Vehicle.

The following are the minimum qualifications for a person that installs conversion equipment on an eligible vehicle:

(1) A person that installs conversion equipment on an eligible vehicle to run on natural gas shall be:

(a) a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) America Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel System Inspector; or

(b) an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) F1-certified technician.

(2) A person that installs conversion equipment on an eligible vehicle to run on propane shall be certified under R710-6 LPG Rules.

(3) A person that installs conversion equipment on an eligible vehicle to run on electricity shall be an ASE-certified technician.

R307-124-5. Preliminary Approval Application Procedure.

To be considered for a clean fuel grant all applicants shall apply for preliminary approval on forms provided by the Division as required by Subsection 19-2-304(1)(e), and shall provide additional information as requested by the Division.

(1) All applicants shall:

(a) acknowledge that receiving preliminary approval does not guarantee reimbursement by the Division, and preliminarily approved projects shall meet all the eligibility requirements listed in R307-124 before receiving the clean fuel grant for an eligible vehicle;

(b) certify under penalty of perjury and subject to provisions of Utah Code Section 76-8-504 ("written false statement"), that all savings on the cost of conversion equipment in the amount of the clean fuel grant will be passed to the owner of the eligible vehicle, as required in Subsection 19-2-303(2)(b);

(c) certify that the applicant is currently a registered business within the State of Utah and has a current business license; and

(d) agree to the provisions found in Subsection 19-2-303(3).

(2) Applicants applying for a clean fuel grant for a conversion of an eligible vehicle to run on natural gas shall provide the installer's ASE F-1 or CSA America certification number.

(3) Applicants that are applying for a clean fuel grant for a conversion of an eligible vehicle to run on propane shall provide the applicant's dealer license number and the installer's LPG certification number required by R710-6 LPG Rules.

(4) Applicants that are applying for a clean fuel grant for a conversion of an eligible vehicle to run on electricity shall provide the installer's ASE certification number.

(5) Preliminary approval will encumber funds for up to 60 calendar days from the preliminary application's approval.

R307-124-6. Final Approval Procedure and Payment Process.

Once an applicant has encumbered funds for a conversion, the applicant has up to 60 calendar days to obtain final approval from the Division. To obtain final approval, the applicant shall apply for final approval on forms provided by the Division, as required by Subsection 19-2-304(1)(e), and shall provide additional information as requested by the Division.

(1) To demonstrate that a conversion of a vehicle to be fueled by natural gas is eligible, an applicant shall submit the following documentation to the Director:

(a) A copy of the applicant's business registration from the Utah Department of Commerce and current business license from the city or county in which they are located;

(b) a copy of the installer's CSA America or ASE F-1 certification;

(c) an original or copy of the purchase order, customer invoice, or receipt that includes:

(i) the name, address, and phone number of the applicant;

(ii) the name of the installer;

(iii) the vehicle identification number (VIN);

(iv) the date of conversion; and

(v) the cost of the conversion (itemizing the equipment, labor, and the clean fuel grant);

(d)(i) a copy of the vehicle inspection report dated after the conversion, from an approved county I/M station, showing that the converted motor vehicle meets all county emissions requirements for all installed fuel systems if the motor vehicle is registered within a county with an I/M program; or

(ii) in all other areas of the state, a signed statement by the installer that includes the VIN, the installer's ASE or CSA America certification number, and states that the eligible vehicle's conversion is functional;

(e) a copy of the current Utah vehicle registration; and

(f) a signed statement by the installer certifying that the conversion does not tamper with, circumvent, or otherwise affect the vehicle's on-board diagnostic system, in accordance with Utah Code 19-1-406(2).

(2) To demonstrate that a conversion of a vehicle to be fueled by propane is eligible, an applicant shall submit the following documentation to the director:

(a) A copy of the applicant's business registration from the Utah Department of Commerce and current business license from the city or county in which they are located;

(b) a copy of the applicant's current dealer license required under R710-6;

(c) a copy of the installer's current certification under R710-6;

(d)(i) a copy of the vehicle inspection report, dated after the conversion, from an approved county I/M station, showing that the converted motor vehicle meets all county emissions requirements for all installed fuel systems, if the motor vehicle is registered within a county with an I/M program, or

(ii) in all other areas of the state, a signed statement by an ASE-certified technician that includes the VIN, the technician's ASE certification number, and states that the conversion is functional;

(e) Provide the EPA Certificate of Conformity, or equivalent documentation that is consistent with requirements outlined in 40 CFR Part 85 and 40 CFR Part 86, as published in Federal Register Volume 76 Page 19830 on April 8, 2011, or an executive order from the California Air Resources Board;

(f) an original or copy of the purchase order, customer invoice, or receipt that includes:

(i) the name, address, and phone number of the applicant;

(ii) the name of the installer;

(iii) the VIN;

(iv) the date of conversion; and

(v) the cost of the conversion (itemizing the equipment, labor, and the clean fuel grant); and

(g) a copy of the current Utah vehicle registration.

(3) To demonstrate that a conversion of a motor vehicle to be powered by electricity is eligible, an applicant shall submit the following documentation to the director:

(a) A copy of the applicant's business registration from the Utah Department of Commerce and current business license from the city or county in which they are located;

(b) a copy of the current Utah vehicle registration;

(c) an original or copy of the purchase order, customer invoice, or receipt that includes:

(i) the name, address, and phone number of the applicant;

(ii) the name of the installer;

(iii) the VIN;

(iv) the date of conversion; and

(v) the cost of the conversion (itemizing the equipment, labor, and the clean fuel grant);

(d) If the converted eligible vehicle does not have any auxiliary sources of combustion emissions, then the applicant shall submit a signed statement by an ASE-certified technician that includes the VIN, the technician's ASE certification number, and states that the conversion is functional and that the converted motor vehicle does not have any auxiliary source of combustion emissions.

(e) If the converted eligible vehicle has an auxiliary source of combustion emissions, the applicant shall submit:

(i) a copy of the vehicle inspection report after the conversion, from an approved county I/M station, showing that the converted motor vehicle meets all county emissions requirements for all installed fuel systems, if the motor vehicle is registered within a county with an I/M program; or

(ii) in all other areas of the state, a signed statement by an ASE-certified technician that includes the VIN, the technician's ASE certification number, and states that the conversion is functional; and

(iii) provide the EPA Certificate of Conformity, or equivalent documentation that is consistent with requirements outlined in 40 CFR Part 85 and 40 CFR Part 86, as published in Federal Register Volume 76 Page 19830 on April 8, 2011, or an executive order from the California Air Resources Board.

(4) All applicants shall complete and submit an IRS form W-9 to the Division.

(5) Approved applications shall continue to comply with the provisions of this rule.

R307-124-7. Grant Program Limitations.

Grant applications shall not be approved if:

(1) Awarding a grant to an applicant would result in the Department's inability to fulfill its obligations under this program or this rule;

(2) The applicant does not meet the approval requirements of Section R307-124-5;

(3) The fund balance is zero; or

(4) Awarding a grant to an applicant would result in the fund balance being less than zero.

R307-124-8. Review.

The Division reserves the right to request supplemental information it may deem necessary from an applicant, in order to effectively administer the program and this rule.

KEY

air pollution, alternative fuels, tax credits, motor vehicles

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

September 8, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

19-2-301 through 305; 19-1-403.3


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R307, please contact the promulgating agency (Environmental Quality, Air Quality). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.