EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) will award up to $5M combined for proposals (EPA-OAR-OTAQ-14-07) that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, from fleets operating at marine and inland water ports located in areas of poor air quality.
Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment may include drayage trucks; marine engines; locomotives and non-road engines; and equipment or vehicles used in the handling of cargo at a marine or inland water port. EPA will fund:
Verified Exhaust Control Technologies: up to 100% of the cost of eligible verified exhaust control technologies.
Verified/Certified Engine Upgrades: up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of eligible engine upgrades.
Verified Locomotive Idle Reduction Technologies: up to 40% of the cost of eligible idle reduction technologies on locomotives.
Verified Marine Shore Connection Systems: up to 25% of the cost of eligible shore connection systems.
Certified Engine Repower: up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible engine repower.
Non-road Diesel Vehicles and Equipment: the incremental cost of a newer, cleaner vehicle or piece of equipment powered by a model year 2013 or newer certified non-road diesel engine, up to 25% of the cost of an eligible replacement vehicle or piece of equipment.
Drayage Truck Replacement: up to 50% of the cost of eligible drayage trucks with a 2011 model year or newer heavy-duty engine.
Clean Alternative Fuel Conversions: up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible clean alternative fuel conversion.
Eligible entities include public port authorities and state or local government agencies with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality. Community groups, terminal operators, shipping carriers, nonprofits, and other business entities involved in port operations are encouraged to participate through partnerships with eligible applicants.
EPA anticipates awarding two to five cooperative/assistance agreements. Applicants cannot request more than $2 million in federal funding. These awards will be in addition to EPA’s annual National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) Funding Assistance Program.