The Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC) combines the expertise of public and private partners in a coordinated regional initiative to significantly reduce diesel emissions and improve public health in the eight northeastern states.
Learn more about the NEDC.
Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grants
Now Open: 2020 Request for Applications
Deadline to Apply - February 26, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is excited to announce the upcoming availability of approximately $44 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) grant funds to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation's existing fleet of older diesel engines. Under this competition, between 40 and 60 awards are anticipated to be made to eligible applicants.
Eligible EntitiesEligible applicants include regional, state, local or tribal agencies, or port authorities, with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality. Nonprofit organizations may apply if they provide pollution reduction or educational services to diesel fleet owners or have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality.
Click to Visit the Clean Diesel National Grants Web Page for More Information on DERA.
EPA Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting pre-proposal comments on a rulemaking effort known as the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI). This advance notice describes EPA’s plans for a new rulemaking that would establish new emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and other pollutants for highway heavy-duty engines. It also describes opportunities to streamline and improve certification procedures to reduce costs for engine manufacturers. The EPA is seeking input on this effort from the public, including all interested stakeholders, to inform the development of a subsequent notice of proposed rulemaking.
The docket for this ANPR is available at regulations.gov Docket ID #EPA-HQ-OAR-2019-0055.
Comments must be received on or before February 20, 2020.
Public draft of EPA's "Methodologies for Estimating Port-Related and Goods Movement Mobile Source Emission Inventories" is now available.
This document describes the latest, state-of-the-science methodologies for preparing a port-related emissions inventory for six mobile source sectors: ocean-going vessels, harbor craft, recreational marine, cargo handling equipment, onroad vehicles, and rail. This draft document reflects new data sources and model availability, and integrates the lessons learned from practical experience with EPA-Port Everglades Partnership and National Port Strategy Assessment. This document supersedes EPA's 2009 "Current Methodologies in Preparing Mobile Source Port-Related Emission Inventories."
Interested stakeholders can send any feedback on this draft to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2020. In addition, EPA encourages stakeholders to use this document when developing inventories. EPA will consider any feedback received on the public draft in a future revision to this document. EPA will be hosting a public webinar on February 25th, 2020 at 2pm Eastern (webinar calendar invite attached) to provide a background of the work leading to this update, approach and scope of the update, and updated methodologies by mobile source sector. For more information, please visit www.epa.gov/ports-initiative/port-and-goods-movement-emission-inventories.