Project Title & Description
Regional Air Quality Council - ARRA
This assistance agreement provides funding to the Regional Air Quality Council under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009. This project will partner with owners and operators of over-the-road truck fleets, the oil and gas industry and one school district to: install 100 Auxiliary Power Units, conduct one engine repower, install 1 Diesel Oxidation Catalyst/Closed Crankcase Filtration combination, install 20 Diesel Oxidation Catalysts, install 56 Fuel Operated Heaters for anti-idling and in-cab heaters, install 44 thermal coolers, install 10 full set of SmartWay low rolling resistance tires and install 20 SmartWay trailer gap fairings. This funding will pay for 50% of the cost of the Auxiliary Power Units, 75% of the cost of an engine repowers and the full cost of the remaining retrofit technologies. Participating partners will be responsible for contributing 50% of the cost of the Auxiliary Power Unit and 25% of the cost of the engine repower. The primary goal of the project is to reduce exposure to toxic emissions from diesel exhaust and to conserve diesel fuel. This project will also aid in the creation and/or retention of approximately 14.28 jobs.