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CAPCOG calls for diesel-reduction projects

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program is calling for truck-replacement projects eligible for funding under a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant.

The call for projects runs March 1 through April 18, 2014, for funding up to 25 percent of replacement costs for as many as 18 city or county trucks and three utility trucks. 

Diesel pollution, including nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and air toxics, can affect health and cause financial impacts. With millions of diesel engines in operation nationwide, reducing the harmful emissions they produce can make a big difference in improving the region’s air quality, protecting human health and saving money.

Among the funding requirements, replacement trucks must be model years 2011 or newer. The retired vehicles must be model years 1993-2003; be operated primarily in Bastrop, Bexar, Caldwell, Hays, Travis or Williamson counties; and not have been slated for replacement before Sept. 30, 2015.

Acquisition of the new truck and destruction of the engine and chassis of the old truck must occur before Sept. 30, 2014.

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> Learn about CAPCOG's Air Quality Program

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