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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-1068


Nitrogen Tire Inflation System Grant; Program Opportunity Notice

[39 Pa.B. 3004]
[Saturday, June 13, 2009]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Bureau of Energy, Innovations and Technology Deployment announces an opportunity to apply for Nitrogen Tire Inflation System Grants under the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (Grant Program). The primary goals of this direct reimbursement Grant Program are to help improve vehicle fuel economy while reducing the consumption of imported oil, and to potentially extend vehicle tire wear over time. Deployment of fuel saving technologies also provides for opportunities to better manage our fuel and natural resources in a way that also improves our environment and enhances our quality of life. The Department is seeking applications for nitrogen tire inflation systems purchased and installed in the Commonwealth.

   Funds awarded under the Grants Program can be used to reimburse a portion of the cost to purchase systems that deliver at least 95% nitrogen purity according to manufacturer specifications. Eligible applicants include automotive service providers who sell tires in the Commonwealth. Eligible applicants with 50% match of the total system cost may request up to $5,000 reimbursement for systems purchased and installed after July 1, 2008.

   The application package including guidance, instructions and application forms is available by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Energy and Technology Deployment, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8772, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772, (717) 783-8411. The application package is also available electronically on the Department's web site at http://www.depweb.state. (DEP Keywords ''Alternative Fuels'').

   Applications must be postmarked or received by 4 p.m. on August 28, 2009. Faxes will not be accepted. Use staples only, no binding or cover pages.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1068. Filed for public inspection June 12, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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