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Rule 3745-49-53 | Definitions - alternative fuel vehicles.

 

As used in this rule and rules 3745-49-54 and 3745-49-55 of the Administrative Code, terms in this rule are defined as follows:

(A) "Adjusted purchase price" means the portion of the purchase price of a new alternative fuel vehicle that is attributable to the parts and equipment used for the storage of alternative fuel, the delivery of alternative fuel to the motor, and the exhaust of gases from the combustion of alternative fuel.

(B) "Alternative fuel" means compressed natural gas, liquid natural gas, or liquid petroleum gas.

(C) "Alternative fuel vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is registered in this state for operation on public highways, is propelled by a motor that runs on alternative fuel, and has a gross vehicle rating of at least twenty-six thousand pounds. "Alternative fuel vehicle" includes a bi-fueled or dual-fueled vehicle with a motor that can run on both alternative fuel and one gasoline or diesel fuel.

(D) "Conversion parts and equipment" means those used to convert a traditional fuel vehicle into an alternative fuel vehicle, and shall not include parts and equipment that have previously been used to modify or retrofit another traditional fuel vehicle.

(E) "Director" means the director of the Ohio environmental protection agency or the director's authorized designee.

(F) "New alternative fuel vehicle" means an alternative fuel vehicle that meets all of the following criteria:

(1) The purchaser purchased the vehicle from an original equipment manufacturer, automobile retailer, or after-market conversion facility.

(2) The purchaser was the first person to purchase the vehicle not for resale.

(3) The purchaser purchased the vehicle for use in business.

(4) The alternative fuel technology used in the vehicle has received a compliance designation or has been certified by the United States environmental protection agency for new or intermediate use.

(G) "Ohio EPA" means the Ohio environmental protection agency or the director, as the context or other law or regulations may require.

(H) "Person" means the state of Ohio or any agency thereof, the federal government or any agency thereof, any other state or agency thereof, any interstate agency, an individual, and any municipal corporation, political subdivision, public or private corporation, or other legal entity defined as a person under section 1.59 of the Revised Code.

(I) "Traditional fuel vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is registered in this state for operation on public highways and that is propelled by gasoline or diesel fuel.

(J) "USEPA" means the United States environmental protection agency.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 122.076
Amplifies: 122.076
Five Year Review Date: 12/31/2022