West Coast Collaborative
2014 School Bus Replacement Rebate Program Now Openclick here for more information
EPA is now accepting applications for the 2014 School Bus Replacement Rebate Program. This funding opportunity will provide rebates toward the replacement of school buses powered by model year 2006 or older engines with new buses powered by a certified 2014 (or newer) model year engine or that operate solely on electricity. The newer replacement buses may operate on diesel, battery or hybrid drive trains, or alternative fuels.
Eligible applicants include regional, state, local, or tribal agencies with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality, including school districts and municipalities. Private entities that operate school buses under a contract with a public school district are also eligible to apply for funding.
Applications must be received by November 17, 2014. EPA anticipates notifying selected applicants by December 2014. For additional information, including copies of the program guide and application, please click here.
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 FranciscoView Agenda and
Presentations 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
- 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