US EPA allocates US$9 million in funding for diesel pollution reduction projects

Rebecca Hayward - 23 May 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the allocation of US$9 million in funding for the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, which supports projects that work to reduce diesel pollution from the nation's existing fleet.

In order to apply for funding, eligible applicants must submit proposals before the closing date of June, 17 2014, with evaluation and selections expected to be made in September 2014.

Eligible applicants range from regional, state, tribal agencies and port authorities, to non-profit organizations, all of which must either promote transport or air quality as their principle purpose or have jurisdiction over transportation or air quality.

Under the funding, the EPA expects to award 10 to 20 assistance agreements, which may be used for medium and heavy-duty trucks, marine and locomotive engines, as well as non-road engines or vehicles.

Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is included on the list of EPA-verified emission control technologies, and up to 100% of the total cost of the project may be funded.

Since 2008, the EPA has funded nearly 60,000 clean diesel technologies through the National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC), which is part of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).

Further information on the funding program is available at the EPA website.

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