West Coast Collaborative
NOW OPEN - DERA 2013 Request for Proposals
The EPA West Coast Collaborative 2013 DERA National Grant RFP is now open! The application and other relevant information can be found here.
The due date for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, June 25, 2013 (see specific times, below).
Please see Section IV, PROPOSAL AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION, of the RFP for detailed proposal and submission instructions.
All hard copies of proposal packages must be received by our West Coast Collaborative RFP Lead Contact, Lucita Valiere, at the following address:
EPA Region 10
Office of Air, Waste, and Toxics
1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, AWT-107
Seattle, WA 98101-3140
All hard copy proposal packages must be received Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 4:00 p.m PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME.
Electronic submissions submitted through www.grants.gov must be received by Tuesday, June 25, 2013 , 4:00 p.m. EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME. Proposals received after the closing date and time will not be considered for funding.
In addition, the State DERA Allocation Grant Notices of Intent to Continue (NOICs) and Participate (NOIPs) have been sent out to the designated State Agencies. More information about the State DERA Allocation Grants can be found here.
DERA National Grant RFP Webinars will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013, and repeated on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT)
Join us for the following webinars which will address the upcoming 2013 DERA National Grant RFP Competition
- Dates & Time: Monday, May 13, repeated Tuesday, May 14; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. PDT / 2 - 4 p.m. EDT
- Webinar Link: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/dera2013rfp
- Dial up number: 866-299-3188 Call in code: 343-9147#
- Contact: E-mail: Faye Swift (email@example.com) at 202-343-9147
For more information, please visit: http://epa.gov/cleandiesel/prgnational.htm#webinar
DERA National Tribal Grant Webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2013, and repeated on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT)
Join us for the following webinar which will address the upcoming 2013 DERA Tribal Grant Competition:
- Date & Time: May 15, repeated May 16; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. PDT / 2 - 4 p.m. EDT
- Webinar Link: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/r7mprvicyh3
- Webinar Slides: Review of DERA Tribal application process Grant tips (PDF) (37 pp, 1.5MB, April 2013)
- Dial up number: 866-299-3188 Call in code: 343-9534#
- Contact: E-mail: Rosalva Tapia (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 202-343-9534
For more information, please visit: http://epa.gov/cleandiesel/prgtribal.htm#webinar
2012 EPA West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting Presentations
On May 30th and 31st, 2012, WCC partners met at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Seattle, Washington to discuss financing, technology, and policy topics related to addressing air quality and pursuing sustainable supply chain strategies. Breakout sessions focused on rail, green alternatives for corridors, construction, and resources for collaboration. Meeting participants also worked to identify important areas for consideration and next steps for the Collaborative. Click here to see presentations from the meeting.
DERA 2011 Awarded Projects
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $50 million for clean diesel projects that reduce diesel emissions and improve air quality. Projects replace, retrofit or repower more than 8,000 older school buses, trucks, locomotives, marine vessels, and other diesel powered machines. Please visit the NCDC webpage and click on the link on the right hand side to view the Press Release. You can also check out the project list or presentation.
DERA Act Signed
In January 2011, President Obama signed the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) of 2010 (HR 5809), which reauthorizes DERA for another five years. DERA was originally created in 2005 and provides grants to state, local, and tribal governments for programs to reduce emissions from existing diesel engines. This legislation authorizes $100 million annually for five years, for a total of $500 million, though the actual annual amount will depend on each year's funding appropriation. According to EPA, every $1 spent on DERA upgrades has resulted in $13 worth of health and environmental benefits, and EPA estimates that 11 million diesel emissions are in operation with uncontrolled emissions.
West Coast Collaborative Recovery Act Funding Awards
- For information on awards made in Region 9, please click here.
- For information on awards made in Region 10, please click here.
- For all other ARRA information, please click here.
- EPA Regional Administrator, Jared Blumenfeld, and CA Governor, Jerry Brown. to Join UPS for Rollout of All-Electric Delivery Vehicle Fleet
The Governor of California, U.S. EPA and West Coast Collaborative (WCC) Partners from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD), the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the San Joaquin Valley Air pollution Control District (SJVAPCD), and the California Energy Commission (CEC) joined together to celebrate the roll out of California’s largest fully-electric United Parcel Service (UPS) delivery truck fleet. With a combination of funding from the USEPA West Coast Collaborative DERA, CARB, Air District, CEC and UPS , these electric trucks are on the road throughout California, eliminating street-level community exposure to harmful diesel emissions and reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions footprint
- Governor's media advisory for press event Tuesday, 2/5/13 in Sacramento
- Press release: UPS to Rollout Fleet of Electric Vehicles in California
- West Coast Collaborative funding for zero-emission trucks in Sacramento and San Bernardino (PDF)
- Promoting Sustainable Ports in the Asia Pacific Region
On December 10-12, 2012, U.S. EPA and our Asian-Pacific partners hosted a ports, vessels goods movement sustainability symposium, Promoting Sustainable Ports and Port Cities in the Asia Pacific Region, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
- EPA and Coast Guard Announce Agreement to Enforce Air Pollution Requirements for Vessels Operating in U.S. Waters
- DOT and EPA Propose New Fuel Efficiency and GHG Emission Program for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, MYs 2014-2018: In response to the President’s direction to NHTSA and EPA in his May 21, 2010, memo, the agencies are proposing the first-ever National Program to regulate fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions for MYs 2014-2018 medium- and heavy-duty trucks, covering vehicles from 3/4 ton pickups and vans to delivery and utility trucks to big-rig combination tractors
- EPA Awards $5.6 Million to Spur New Clean Diesel Technologies
- EPA Administrator Announces Millions of "Green" Recovery Act Dollars To Clean Southern California Air
- EPA Funds New Study on Alternative Fuel Vehicle Emissions
- California Port Fee Would Fight Pollution, Congestion
- CA Presents First Bond 1B Check to San Joaquin Valley to Clean Up Air Quality
- PA, CARB, South Coast and SJV Air Districts Sign Joint Agreement to Reduce Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions