With an infusion of American Investment & Recovery Act of 2009 funds, the EPA is accepting through April 28 online applications for grants to retrofit on- or off-highway vehicle, heavy-duty diesel engines at www.epa.gov/otaq/eparecovery/index.htm
Source: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
With an infusion of American Investment & Recovery Act of 2009 funds, the EPA is accepting through April 28 online applications for grants to retrofit on- or off-highway vehicle, heavy-duty diesel engines at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/eparecovery/index.htm. Eligible solutions of interest to mixer, dump and tanker truck owners are pollution controls for exhaust systems (oxidation catalysts, particulate matter filters), or devices that include crankcase emission control (closed crankcase filtration system).
Awarded on a competitive basis, grants can cover as much as 100 percent of the labor and equipment costs for an exhaust control verified by EPA or the California Air Resources Board, and listed at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/retrofit/verif-list.htm or http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/verdev/vt/cvt.htm
EPA’s clean diesel campaign will receive approximately $156 million from the stimulus package Congress approved in February. Another $20 million will go to a technologies program supporting development and commercialization of emerging emissions reduction methods. The SmartWay program is scheduled to receive approximately $30 million to support the creation of national, state, or local innovative clean diesel financing programs. States will receive approximately $88 million to administer clean diesel grant and loan programs. The stimulus dollars will be in addition to EPA’s FY2009 National Diesel Emissions Reduction Program Appropriations.