West Coast Collaborative
EPA Now Accepting Applications for 2013 DERA Construction Equipment Rebate Program
On November 20, 2013 U.S. EPA announced its 2013 Construction Equipment Funding Opportunity, a pilot rebate program for nonroad engines. As part of the Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA), the 2013 Construction Equipment Funding Opportunity will provide rebate incentives to selected eligible applicants to either retrofit or to replace their nonroad construction equipment engines.
Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity include regional, state, local or tribal agencies with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality. Private entities that operate nonroad construction equipment under a contract or lease with a public entity are also eligible to apply. Applicants must operate their equipment in areas of poor air quality (see list of counties).
EPA will collect applications from November 20, 2013, until January 15, 2014. Eligible applicants will be chosen by a lottery system. Eligible applicants who meet the location requirement may apply to install Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) on Tier 2 or Tier 3 engines, or they may apply to replace unregulated or Tier 1 engines with Tier 2 or Tier 3 engines. Applicants may submit one application that includes up to five engines. These five engines can be any combination of the technology options for a total maximum of $120,000 in rebate funding per applicant. For more detailed information about rebate amounts, program requirements, eligible applicants and engines, please visit EPA's DERA Construction Rebate Program webpage.
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 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.
- USEPA, California Air Resources Board, CA Energy Commission and the South Coast Air District Celebrate All-Electric Delivery Vehicle Fleet by UPS in San Bernardino
The USEPA West Coast Collaborative, CARB, CEC, South Coast Air District, and UPS celebrate deploying 40 fully-electric trucks in Southern California. - Press release: 7/17/13 UPS to Rollout Fleet of Electric Vehicles in California
- 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