West Coast Collaborative
2016 Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) School Bus Rebates are Selected for Funding
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 School Bus Rebate Program has awarded more than $7.7 million to replace or retrofit 401 older diesel school buses. Buses that are replaced will be taken out of use and scrapped. The funds will be distributed to 88 school bus fleets in 27 states, each of which will receive rebates through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The new and retrofitted buses will reduce air pollution that can contribute to significant health problems (including premature mortality, increased hospital admissions for heart and lung disease, increased cancer risk, and increased respiratory symptoms) especially for children, the elderly, outdoor workers, and other sensitive populations. Selections include projects in the following West Coast states: Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington.
Please see the full press release.
See links to the following Region 9 School Bus Rebate press releases:
- U.S. EPA awards Sundale Union Elementary School $20,000 for cleaner school bus
- U.S. EPA awards Santa Cruz City Schools $155,000 for cleaner school buses
- U.S. EPA awards Moorpark Unified School District $25,000 for cleaner school bus
- U.S. EPA awards Marana Unified School District $465,000 for cleaner school buses
2016 Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grant Recipients Announced
EPA's West Coast Collaborative has awarded $6,329,500 in DERA grant funds to 10 recipients in EPA Region 9 states, leveraging $17,371,125 million from public and private partners. EPA Region 10 awarded $3,579,013 to eight recipients in EPA Region 10 states, leveraging $4,542,237 million from public and private partners.
For more information on the specific projects, go to our projects page.
2016 West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting
The 2016 West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting, in collaboration with the Green Transportation Summit and Expo, was held on April 5-6, 2016 at the Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, Washington.
Conference information including the agenda, presentations and other meeting details can be found here: http://gtsummitexpo.com/past-events/GTSE-tacoma-2016
EPA Funds Cleaner Diesel Equipment for Gila River Farms & Holds Clean Diesel Workshops in Arizona
EPA West Coast Collaborative awards a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant for cleaner diesel equipment at the Gila River Indian Community, a Making a Visible Difference Community, and co-hosts clean diesel workshops aimed at raising awareness of the air quality and human health benefits of clean diesel technologies and best practices, as well as available funding resources.
EPA Announces 2015 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Grant Recipients in Western States
EPA's Pacific Southwest and Pacific Northwest Regions awarded over $5 million for DERA projects to reduce emissions in Western States.
- Port of Long Beach: $1.2M for the replacement of 8 existing yard diesel tractors with all‑electric automated guided vehicles
- San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: $1M to replace 75 agricultural diesel tractors with new Tier 4 replacements
- Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District: $642K to replace 3 diesel powered refuse trucks with model year 2016 RNG fueled equivalents and replace 6 agricultural tractors with model year 2015+ Tier 4 equivalents
- California Air Resources Board: $416K to retrofit 20 school buses with diesel particulate filters
- Nevada Division of Environmental Protection: $123K to replace 4 MY 1995 school buses
- Hawaii Department of Health: $117K to retrofit 4 Class 8 trucks with DPFs on the Island of Oahu
- American Samoa Power Authority: $42K to replace a diesel generator with an all-electric generator
DERA grants awarded in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (press release):
- Puget Sound Clean Air Agency: $600K to replace over 60 pieces of diesel-powered ground support equipment with all electric replacements at Sea-Tac Airport
- Metropolitan Contractor Improvement Partnership: $550K to retrofit 12 vehicles/non-road equipment and replace 6 heavy duty trucks operating in Portland, OR
- Alaska Dept of Environmental Conservation: $248K to replace 5 diesel generators in rural communities
- Washington Dept of Ecology: $212K to install idle reduction technologies in 76 diesel-powered school buses
- Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality: $193K to replace 7 older school buses
- Idaho Dept of Environmental Quality: $119K to retrofit 14 school buses with exhaust and idle-reduction technologies
EPA Announces 2015 School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Rebate Program - Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2015
On September 28th, EPA announced (press release) the availability of approximately $7 million in DERA (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act) funding for rebates to retrofit or replace older school buses operated by public school districts/agencies and private school bus fleets currently contracted with public school systems. Owners of model year 2006 or older buses can apply for funding for up to 10 buses for replacement and up to 10 buses for retrofit with a diesel oxidation catalyst plus closed crankcase ventilation system (DOC plus CCV). Fleets with over 101 buses currently in operation may submit two applications.
For buses with engine model years1994 to 2006, the program will cover up to $3,000 per bus retrofitted with a DOC plus CCV system. For buses powered by model year 2006 or older engines, the program will provide between $15,000 and $25,000 toward each bus replacement. EPA will accept applcations from September 28 to October 30, 2015.
To learn more about the rebate program, applicant eligibility and selection process, and informational webinar dates, please visit www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-rebates#2015sb
WCC Goods Movement Webinar, June 2, 2015
Thank you to the presenters and participants in the WCC Goods Movement sector webinar held on June 2, 2015.
- Keynote Presentation (PDF): eHighway Catenary Truck Demonstration Project - Joseph Impullitti, South Coast AQMD
If you have any questions, please contact Francisco Dóñez, Ph.D., Ports and Marine and Locomotive Sector Lead, at (213) 244-1834, or by email at email@example.com.
EPA Announces Release of FY15 DERA National Clean Diesel RFP - CLOSED JUNE 15
On April 30th, EPA announced its FY15 DERA National RFP (PDF) for $13.5M in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding.Funding is available nationally for projects that reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines. The closing date for the RFP is June 15, 2015. For additional information, including links to the RFP, FAQs, and information sessions please visit www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/prgnational.htm.
On May 14th, EPA announced the FY15 Tribal Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. A total of $1 million is available to tribal agencies and intertribal consortia for clean diesel projects. The close date for this RFP is July 15, 2015. For a copy of the RFP and links to the information sessions, please visit www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/prgtribal.htm.
EPA Awards $1.3 Million DERA Grant to the Port of Los Angeles
The West Coast Collaborative Partner, Port of Los Angeles, is using the DERA grant to fund the replacement of an older diesel cargo crane with a new, zero-emission electric-drive crane. Los Angeles is one of four U.S. ports receiving a total of $5 million for projects aimed at significantly reducing diesel emissions and improving air quality, particularly for communities near port operations. “Forty percent of the nation’s total imports come through the San Pedro Bay ports,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “Replacing cargo equipment with zero emissions alternatives will not only help overall air quality in Southern California, but directly benefit fence-line communities living near the port.”
- DERA 2014: City of Los Angeles Harbor Department Crane Replacement Project Fact Sheet (PDF)
- West Coast Collaborative DERA Port of Los Angeles Grant Press Release
- National DERA Port Grants Press Release
EPA announces DERA grant to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ)
The EPA West Coast Collaborative announces a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) to replace heavy-duty diesel short-haul drayage trucks and retrofit cargo handling equipment. This project will be implemented using $1,500,000 in DERA grant funding combined with $1,371,000 in matching funds from participating trucking fleets, and will result in reductions of 338 tons of nitrogen oxides, 15 tons of particulate matter, including black carbon, which influences climate by directly absorbing light, reducing the reflectivity ("albedo") of snow and ice through deposition, and interacting with clouds.
- DERA 2014: Metropolitan Portland, Oregon Air Quality Improvement from Freight Movement Fact Sheet (PDF) | Press Release (PDF)
- EPA Announces 2014 DERA Grant Recipients in Western States
EPA's Pacific Southwest and Pacific Northwest Regions are announcing the award of $2.56 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grants to partners along the West Coast. Nationally, EPA has awarded $8 million for 21 clean diesel projects as part of the DERA Program's FY 2014 funding allocation. Please click here for the national press release.
- EPA Announces Selections for the 2014 School Bus Replacement Rebate Program
On February 10th, EPA announced selections for the 2014 School Bus Replacement Rebate Program. A total of nine school districts in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada were selected to receive over $750K for the replacement of 33 school buses. Rebate funds will be used to replace pre-2006 model year buses, currently in regular service, with buses certified to the 2014 emission standard or that operate solely on electricity. For additional information about the bus replacements and estimated emission reductions, please see the WCC 2014 School Bus Replacement Rebate Factsheet (PDF).
- 2014 West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting
The two-day 2014 West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting was held in San Francisco and covered a variety of topics including, diesel and greenhouse gas emission policies; clean technologies including diesel engines, low NOx engines, natural gas, and medium & heavy-duty electric vehicles; construction and non-road fleet experiences; community engagement; current and future funding and resources at local, state and federal levels; and sustainable goods movement strategies. For more information about the meeting, including meeting agenda and presentations, please click here.
- EPA Awards $4.2 million of Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding to U.S. ports, including awards to the ports of Seattle, Tacoma, Hueneme, and Los Angeles.
More information can be found at EPA's Ports Initiative webpage.
- EPA West Coast Collaborative Announces 2013 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Grant Recipients in Western States
EPAís Pacific Southwest and Pacific Northwest Regionís are announcing the award of over $2.2 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to partners along the West Coast. The Press Release can be found here, and 2013 DERA grant project fact sheets can be found 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 (PDF)
- 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) (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 (PDF)
- 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