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“Alternative Fuel With Low Carbon Intensity” means any transportation fuel that is less polluting than gasoline or petroleum diesel fuel, as determined by the California Air Resource Board and that is shown to have lower lifecycle carbon emissions than gasoline or petroleum diesel. Alternative Fuels with Low Carbon Intensity may include, but are not limited to: natural gas; propane; biofuels from low carbon, sustainable and preferably local sources; hydrogen produced from low carbon and/or renewable sources; and electricity.


“Alternative Fuel Vehicle” means any motor vehicle powered by alternative fuel with low carbon intensity.


“Bus” means any passenger vehicle with a seating capacity of more than fifteen (15) persons.


“City” means City and County of San Francisco.


“Department” means any officer, board, commission, department or other division of the City and County of San Francisco. Department does not include the San Francisco Unified School District, the San Francisco Community College District, the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, or the San Francisco Housing Authority or any other local, State, or Federal agency.


“Director” means the Director of the Department of the Environment, or his or her designee.


“Emergency Vehicle” means any vehicle publicly owned and operated that is used by a public safety officer for law enforcement purposes, fighting fires or responding to emergency fire calls, or used by emergency medical technicians or paramedics for official purposes.


“Greenhouse gas or greenhouse gas emissions” means and includes all of the following gases: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride.


“Light-Duty Truck” means any motor vehicle, with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less, that is designed primarily for purposes of transportation of property or is a derivative of such a vehicle, or is available with special features enabling off-street or off-highway operation and use.


“Motor Vehicle” means a self-propelled vehicle.


“Online Green Vehicle Purchase Criteria Document” means a document issued by the Department of the Environment which provides emissions data for general purpose sedans, light duty pickup trucks, and vans with a gross vehicle weight under 10,000 pounds. In order to be listed in the Purchase Criteria Document and approved for purchase by the City under this Chapter, vehicles must have a smog score of 9 or higher and a global warming score of 8 or higher, as reported by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and listed on its driveclean.ca.gov website.


“Passenger Vehicle” means any motor vehicle designed primarily for transportation of persons and with a design capacity of twelve (12) persons or less.


“Public Safety Department” means the San Francisco Police Department, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, and the San Francisco Fire Department.


“Purchase” means to buy, lease, or otherwise acquire the right to use.


“Remove from service” means to complete filings with the California Department of Motor Vehicles either to remove the City as the motor vehicle owner permanently, or to register the motor vehicle as non-operational for the relevant fiscal year.


(Added by Ord. 278-10, File No. 101009, App. 11/18/2010)


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