N.J. Admin. Code § 7:27B-5.1 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Carbon monoxide" or "CO" means a gas having a molecular composition of one carbon atom and one oxygen atom.

"Chassis dynamometer" or "dynamometer" means a power absorption device utilizing a set of rollers on which a motor vehicle is driven to simulate on-road vehicle operation.

"Crankcase emissions" means substances emitted into the atmosphere from any portion of the engine crankcase ventilation or lubrication system.

"Data link connector" or "DLC" means a standardized nine- or 16-pin diagnostic test receptacle used to connect an analyzer to a motor vehicle.

"Department" means the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

"Emission control apparatus" means any device utilized by the vehicle manufacturer and/or the engine manufacturer to control the emission of any regulated emission, including any associated component which monitors the function and maintenance of such a device.

"EPA" means the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

"Gasoline-fueled" means powered in whole or in part by a hydrocarbon fuel other than diesel fuel, including, but not limited to, gasoline, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas or propane or powered by alcohol fuels, hydrocarbon-alcohol fuel blends or hydrogen.

"Heavy-duty gasoline-fueled vehicle" or "HDGV" means a gasoline-fueled motor vehicle that has a GVWR exceeding 8,500 pounds and is designed primarily for transporting persons or property.

"Hydrocarbons (HC)" means any compound or mixture of compounds whose molecules consist of atoms of hydrogen and carbon only.

"Inspector" means any person authorized by the State of New Jersey to determine whether a vehicle complies with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:27-15.

"Key on engine off" or "KOEO" means the motor vehicle ignition position of key-on, engine-off. This may be denoted on some ignitions by a "run" position and is the key position just prior to holding the key in the "start" position to start the engine. Although this is the same key position as KOER, the KOEO position implies that the motor vehicle engine is not running.

"Key on engine running" or "KOER" means the motor vehicle ignition position of key-on, engine-running. This may be denoted on some ignitions by a "run" position and is the key position just prior to holding the key in the "start" position to start the engine. Although this is the same key position as KOEO, the KOER position implies that the motor vehicle engine is running.

"Light-duty gasoline-fueled truck" or "LDGT" means a gasoline-fueled motor vehicle that has a GVWR of 8,500 pounds or less, a vehicle curb weight of 6,000 pounds or less, and a basic frontal area of 45 square feet or less, and that is:

1. Designed primarily for the transportation of property or more than 12 passengers; or

2. Available with special features enabling off-street or off-highway operation and use.

"Light-duty gasoline-fueled truck 1" or "LDGT1" means a light-duty gasoline-fueled truck with a GVWR of 6,000 pounds or less.

"Light-duty gasoline-fueled truck 2" or "LDGT2" means a light-duty gasoline-fueled truck with a GVWR of more than 6,000 pounds.

"Light-duty gasoline-fueled vehicle" or "LDGV" means a gasoline-fueled motor vehicle that has a GVWR of 8,500 pounds or less, is designed primarily for use as a passenger car or is a passenger car derivative and is capable of seating no more than 12 passengers.

"Malfunction indicator light" or "MIL" means the light located on the dashboard instrument panel of an OBD-equipped motor vehicle that indicates a malfunction detected by the OBD system by illuminating the words "check engine," "service engine," or an engine pictograph with the word "check" or "service."

"Motor vehicle testing equipment" means equipment used to conduct a test of a gasoline-fueled motor vehicle set forth at N.J.A.C. 7:27B-5, and which satisfies all applicable specifications set forth at 7:27B-5.8, Specifications for motor vehicle testing equipment for use in the New Jersey Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Program. For motor vehicle inspections conducted pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:27-15 and this subchapter, this term shall include all devices used for performing a motor vehicle inspection, including, but not limited to, exhaust gas analyzers, dynamometers, on-board diagnostic scanners and analyzers, fuel cap leak testers and computers and related software.

" OBD-eligible" means capable of receiving an OBD inspection as determined by the Department in accordance with 7:27-15.5(j).

"On-board diagnostics" or "OBD" means an automotive diagnostic system complying with California OBD regulations at Title 13 California Code section 1968.1 or EPA OBD regulations at 40 CFR Part 86.

"Readiness" means the state of a motor vehicle's OBD system that has successfully completed self-diagnostic routines on all supported subsystems as indicated by a showing of "ready" on all supported readiness monitors. Readiness does not indicate that the motor vehicle has passed the OBD inspection but only that the motor vehicle's OBD system is ready for inspection.

"Readiness monitors" means the various indicators used by a motor vehicle's on-board computer to record the status of subsystem diagnostic routines. A readiness monitor may record a subsystem as "ready," "not ready" or "not supported."

"Vehicle curb weight" means the actual weight of a motor vehicle in operational status or the weight given by the manufacturer for such a vehicle. Such weight shall include the weight of all standard equipment, of the fuel at nominal tank capacity, and of optional equipment computed in accordance with 40 CFR section 86.082-24.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 7:27B-5.1
Amended by 48 N.J.R. 2049(a), effective 10/3/2016

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