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EPA Now Accepting Applications for 2013 DERA Funding Opportunity for Emission Reduction Projects at Ports

EPA is announcing a $4 million funding opportunity for projects to improve air quality at marine and inland water ports. The RFP closes on February 13, 2014 at 4 p.m. EST. For more information on this funding opportunity, please visit the Request for Proposal (RFP), found here: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/ports/ports-dera-rfp.htm. For more information about the Ports Initiative, please visit EPA's Ports Initiative site.

EPA Now Accepting Applications for 2013 DERA Construction Equipment Rebate Program

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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.

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