Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program; Opening of the Grant Application Acceptance Period
[41 Pa.B. 5602]
[Saturday, October 15, 2011]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces an opportunity to apply for $561,946 that has been made available through the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Diesel Emission Reduction Act (42 U.S.C.A. §§ 16131—16137). This funding is available through the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program for eligible diesel emission reduction projects that will improve air quality and protect public health and the environment in this Commonwealth by reducing emissions from diesel-powered vehicles.
The Department is seeking applications for projects that will replace, repower or retrofit fleet diesel-powered school or transit buses. Funding is available for public and private entities that operate diesel-powered fleets throughout this Commonwealth. These entities may include school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, other State agencies, nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in this Commonwealth. Projects must use technologies certified or verified by the EPA or the California Air Resources Board to lower diesel emissions. The technology may be a single technology or a combination of available technologies. The majority of the fleet's annual operation time must occur within this Commonwealth.
The Department will not reimburse grant recipients for project costs incurred prior to the grant performance period set forth in the applicable grant agreement.
The application package including guidance, instructions and application forms is available by contacting Martin T. Felion, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality, Air Resource Management Division, 12th Floor, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, (717) 787-9702. The application package is also available electronically on the Department's web site at www.depweb.state.pa.us (DEP Keywords ''Clean Diesel'').
The Department will begin accepting applications on October 17, 2011. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by 4 p.m. on December 15, 2011. Faxes and electronic copies will not be accepted.
MICHAEL L. KRANCER,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-1768. Filed for public inspection October 14, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]
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