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EPA announces $5 million in grant funding for projects to improve air quality at ports

EPA has released a $5 million Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) request for proposals (RFP) for clean diesel projects at marine and inland water ports located in areas of poor air quality. Port authorities and state or local government agencies with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality are eligible to apply. Community groups, terminal operators, shipping carriers and other related entities are encouraged to participate through partnerships with eligible applicants. Applicants may submit proposals that request up to $2 million for projects that reduce emissions from drayage trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and cargo handling equipment used in port operations. 

This RFP will close on December 11, 2014, at 4 pm EST. EPA will host informational webinars on October 7 and October 16. For additional information and to access a copy of the RFP, please click here

2014 West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting – September 4-5 in San Francisco

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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.

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