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EPA Awards More Than $1 Million in Clean Diesel Grants

Release Date: 11/07/2005
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Contact: John Millett, 202-564-4355 / millett.john@epa.gov

(11/07/05) As part of the National Clean Diesel Campaign, EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson announced the recipients of 10 grants totaling more than $1 million to support clean diesel projects. The value of the grants will nearly triple to $3 million, as industry partners contribute almost two dollars for every dollar of federal funds.

"President Bush and EPA are committed to continuing our march toward cleaner, healthier air," said Johnson. "Together we will make the black puff of diesel smoke a thing of the past."'

The grants will fund projects that reduce emissions from nonroad sources, such as those used in construction and on port docks. Innovative technologies introduced through the projects will include the use of cleaner fuels, after treatment devices such as catalysts and filters, and engine replacement. Many of the grants will support projects that reduce emissions in low income neighborhoods and areas that don't currently meet federal air quality standards.

Through the National Clean Diesel Campaign, more than 500 partners have engaged in clean diesel activities reducing emissions from more than 300 clean diesel projects across the nation. Together, these projects have reduced hundreds of thousands of tons of nitrogen oxides and tens of thousands of tons of particulate matter.

The recipients, along with location and the amount received, are:

1) Colorado (EPA Region 8), City and County of Denver, Colorado ($125,000)
2) Hawaii (EPA Region 9), American Lung Association of Hawaii ($135,000)
3) Idaho (EPA Region10), Idaho Department of Environmental Quality ($100,000)
4) Maryland (EPA Region 3), Maryland Department of the Environment ($50,000)
5) Massachusetts (EPA Region 1), Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs ($120,000)
6) New York (EPA Region 2), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority ($100,000)
7) Oregon (EPA Region 10), Oregon-Columbia Chapter of Associated General Contractors ($120,000)
8) Pennsylvania (EPA Region 3), Clean Air Council ($100,000)
9) South Carolina (EPA Region 4), York Technical College ($95,040)
10) Wisconsin (EPA Region 5), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources ($100,000)

For more details on each separate grant, go to: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/grantfund.htm#ncdc-grant-2005

For general information on EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign, go to: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/index.htm