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(a) Technical Assistance to Local Businesses. The Department of the Environment shall provide technical assistance to businesses certified as Local Businesses Enterprises (LBEs) by the Human Rights Commission and other local businesses in securing available local, State and Federal public incentive funding to retrofit, re-power or replace off-road equipment or off-road engines operated by such businesses within the City.
(b) Annual Reporting Requirement. The Department of the Environment annually shall prepare and distribute to City departments with off-road equipment or off-road engines summary information, including application procedures and deadlines, about available local, State and Federal public incentive programs to retrofit, re-power, or replace older, more polluting off-road diesel equipment. The Department of the Environment shall include in its Report to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors, required in Section 412, the following:
(1) information supplied to the Department of the Environment by City Departments about the extent to which each City Department's off-road equipment and off-road engine fleet meets or exceeds either Tier 2 off-road standards for off-road engines or utilizes the most effective VDECS;
(2) a summary of the results of grant applications made and awarded for the prior year to retrofit, re-power or replace off-road equipment and engines in the City's fleet, including fleet upgrades funded and completed;
(3) a summary of technical assistance provided to LBEs and other local businesses, and results, if known; and
(4) recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, Mayor, and City Departments for procedural, policy, or legislative changes to reduce air pollution emanating from off-road equipment and off-road engines.
(Redesignated from Sec. 411 to Sec. 426 and amended by Ord. 278-10, File No. 101009, App. 11/18/2010; redesignated from Sec. 426 to Sec. 2509 and amended by Ord. 28-15, File No. 140805, App. 3/19/2015, Eff. 4/18/2015)