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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-624


Solicitation--Fuel Cell Technology Demonstration in Vehicles

[29 Pa.B. 2085]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Bureau of Air Quality (BAQ) is soliciting letters of interest from applicants willing to partner with the Department to field test and evaluate the use of fuel cell technology as a potential replacement for internal combustion engines in passenger cars, trucks, buses or other vehicles. The BAQ is interested in applicants who are willing to partner with Nationally recognized fuel cell manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers to demonstrate the operation of fuel cell powered vehicles in any or all of the following regions: in southeastern Pennsylvania--Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties; in central Pennsylvania--Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon, Lancaster and York counties, and in southwestern Pennsylvania--Allegheny, Beaver, Westmoreland, Washington, Fayette, Armstrong and Butler counties. The demonstration of hybrid and dedicated electric vehicles is also eligible for funding. The BAQ is particularly interested in projects that utilize domestically produced alternative fuels such as natural gas, methanol and hydrogen.

   Funding for projects is available from the State's Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant (AFIG) fund. The Department will assist applicants with identifying other potential funding sources such as the United States Department of Energy and the manufacturers of original equipment. For more information, contact Susan K. Summers, DEP, Bureau of Air Quality at or (717) 783-9242. The deadline for submittal of letters of interest is August 1, 1999, and should be mailed to Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, Attention: Fuel Cell Demonstration.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-624. Filed for public inspection April 16, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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