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Get Cash for Dirty Trucks; Over $100 Million Available

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

Visit a TERP Help Desk and apply for grants. Limited offer ends April 11, 2008.

(Dallas, Texas – February 1, 2008) Owners of older heavy-duty vehicles and equipment can get one-on-one help with grant and rebate applications under the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP).

More than $100 million in TERP funds are available to individuals, businesses, nonprofits, school districts and government agencies that own and operate heavy-duty vehicles or equipment, ranging from delivery trucks and transit buses to cranes, forklifts and locomotives. New and upgraded equipment pollutes less, improving the air quality in Texas.

The TERP Community Help Desks will be open on scheduled days in Arlington, Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth. Staff will answer questions and help with applying for program grants and rebates. A list of operating days and locations is shown below.

To help with the application process, individuals should bring their current registration, vehicle title, pictures of the vehicle and/or equipment, and equipment bids. Applicants may schedule appointments in advance by calling 1-800-919-TERP (8377) and selecting the Dallas/Fort Worth assistance option on the menu. Walk-ins are also welcomed, but priority will be given to appointments.

The Environmental Protection Agency is working with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and a host of other partners to help North Texans get money to upgrade or replace their older trucks and equipment as a way to improve area air quality.

Additional information on TERP and the community help desks is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/terp-jump.htm.

To learn more about activities in EPA Region 6, please visit http://www.epa.gov/region6.

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/audio.htm#audio020108_helpdesks.

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TERP Community Help Desks – Locations and Operating Hours


Dallas
City Hall
1500 Marilla Drive
Dallas, Texas 75201
L2FS (take the Green Elevators)
Open Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Arlington
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, Texas 76005
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Denton
County Courthouse-on-the-Square
110 W. Hickory, Suite 303
Denton, Texas 76201
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fort Worth
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
2309 Gravel Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76118
Open Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.