West Coast Collaborative

WCC Goods Movement Webinar, June 2, 2015

Thank you to the presenters and participants in the WCC Goods Movement sector webinar held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.


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.

EPA Announces Release of FY15 DERA National Clean Diesel RFP

On April 30th, EPA announced its FY15 DERA National RFP (PDF) for $13.5M in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding.  Funding is available nationally for projects that reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.  The closing date for the RFP is June 15, 2015.  EPA will host two information sessions to provide an overview of the funding opportunity and answer questions on May 13th and 15th.  For additional information, including links to the RFP, FAQs, and information sessions please visit www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/prgnational.htm.

On May 14th, EPA announced the FY15 Tribal Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. A total of $1 million is available to tribal agencies and intertribal consortia for clean diesel projects. EPA will host informational webinars on May 27 at 3:00 pm (ET) and June 3 at 3:00 pm (ET). For a copy of the RFP and links to the information sessions, please visit www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/prgtribal.htm.

EPA West Coast Collaborative Awards $1.3 Million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Grant Funds to the Port of Los Angeles

The West Coast Collaborative Partner, Port of Los Angeles, is using the DERA grant to fund the replacement of an older diesel cargo crane with a new, zero-emission electric-drive crane. Los Angeles is one of four U.S. ports receiving a total of $5 million for projects aimed at significantly reducing diesel emissions and improving air quality, particularly for communities near port operations. “Forty percent of the nation’s total imports come through the San Pedro Bay ports,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “Replacing cargo equipment with zero emissions alternatives will not only help overall air quality in Southern California, but directly benefit fence-line communities living near the port.”

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 (PDF)

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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