Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program; Opening of the Grant Application Acceptance Period
[46 Pa.B. 7203]
[Saturday, November 12, 2016]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces an opportunity to apply for $519,824 that has been made available through the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010 (Pub.L. No. 111-364). This funding is available through the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program (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 and engines.
The Department is seeking applications for projects that will replace, repower or retrofit fleet diesel-powered highway and nonroad vehicles, engines and equipment. 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, unless otherwise noted in the grant program guidelines. 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 in the applicable grant agreement.
The application package including guidance, instructions and application forms is available by contacting Samantha Harmon, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality, 12th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, (717) 787-9495. The application package is also available electronically on the Department's web site at www.dep.pa.gov under the Bureau of Air Quality's ''Grant Availability'' heading (search ''Air Quality'').
The Department will also be holding an informational webinar to provide general information about the Program and to answer any questions from attendees relating to the Program, including questions about the application form and instructions. The webinar will be held on November 30, 2016. Interested parties should go to the Department's web site at www.dep.pa.gov to register for the webinar (search ''Webinars'').
The Department will begin accepting applications on November 12, 2016. Applications must be postmarked on or before December 28, 2016. Faxes and electronic copies will not be accepted.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1951. Filed for public inspection November 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]
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