West Coast Collaborative

West Coast Collaborative 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.

EPA Announces 2014 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (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.

The following recipients were awarded under the 2014 National Clean Diesel RFP:

Region 9

Region 10

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.

WCC Goods Movement Webinar, March 3, 2015

This is a reminder to join us for the WCC Goods Movement sector webinar on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:00 am to 11:15 am Pacific Time.

Here is the information you need to access the webinar and conference call connection.

The agenda for the call is as follows.

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 donez.francisco@epa.gov

Also, look for another WCC webinar on Community Impacts and Actions on Diesel Emissions in April!

EPA Announces Selections for the 2014 School Bus Replacement Rebate Program

2014 WCC School Bus Rebate Factsheet

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.

The following fleets in EPA Regions 9 and 10 have been selected to receive funding:  Culver City Unified School District (CA); Enterprise Elementary School District (Redding, CA); Clovis Unified School District (CA); Southern Humboldt Unified School District (Miranda, CA); Town Ride Inc. (Arcadia, CA); Springfield School District No. 19 (OR); Reynolds School District No. 7 (OR); Washoe County School District (Reno, NV); and Puyallup School District No. 3 (WA).  For additional information about the bus replacements and estimated emission reductions, please see the WCC 2014 School Bus Replacement Rebate Factsheet (PDF).

Nationally, EPA is awarding more than $3 million to 76 school bus fleets to replace 210 older diesel school buses.  Funding for the bus replacements is provided through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.  For additional information about the National Clean Diesel Rebate Program and to view a complete list of selections, please click here.

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