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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-1831



Availability of Rebates through the Driving PA Forward Onroad Rebate Program

[48 Pa.B. 7351]
[Saturday, November 24, 2018]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces an opportunity to apply for $12 million in rebates offered through the Onroad Rebate Program (Program), one of the programs under the Driving PA Forward Initiative. This funding is available for diesel vehicle replacement and repower projects that will improve air quality and protect public health and the environment by reducing emissions from older diesel vehicles.

 The Department is seeking applications for projects that will replace or repower government or nongovernment owned Class 4—7 local freight trucks, drayage trucks, school buses and shuttle buses. The new vehicle or engine may be powered by natural gas, clean diesel, full electric or other alternative fuels. Eligible applicants include school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, other State agencies, nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in this Commonwealth, air quality or transportation organizations, and metropolitan or rural planning organizations.

 The Department will not reimburse rebate recipients for project costs incurred prior to the date of the rebate application. The Program guidelines and application instructions are available on the Department's Driving PA Forward webpage at or by contacting the Bureau of Air Quality at or (717) 787-9495.

 A webinar on the Program will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. See the Department's Driving PA Forward webpage at for registration information.

 Applications must be submitted through the Department of Community and Economic Development's Electronic Single Application web site, eGrants at The application period will not close, but the Department will reevaluate the Program requirements and rebate levels following the issuance of $12 million in vouchers, or by December 31, 2019, whichever occurs first. The Department will accept, review and approve applications for rebates on a first-come, first-served basis.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1831. Filed for public inspection November 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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