EPA offers $3 million for diesel emissions reduction

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of $3 million in grant monies for projects aimed at reducing diesel emissions on the West Coast

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of $3 million in grant monies for projects aimed at reducing diesel emissions on the West Coast. Past grant projects included electrifying truck stops and cruise ship terminals, converting restaurant waste oil into biodiesel fuel, and establishing a revolving loan fund to reduce locomotive emissions.

EPA will consider proposals from states, the District of Columbia, territories, federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia, international organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories and other public or nonpublic institutions.

Proposals are due on March 23, 2006. EPA will host a teleconference question and answer session on Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. PST, call-in number 866-299-3188, passcode 2023439636.

This year the agency expects to award up to 12 grants ranging from $50,000 to $500,000.

For more information, go to yosemite.epa.gov/R10/airpage.nsf/grants/wcc+rfp.

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