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Truck Modernization Funding from AQMD

South Coast AQMD offers financial incentives for replacing polluting trucks with newer models. All replacement trucks must be physically operated by June 30, 2009.

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Truck Replacement Financial Incentive Program

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) operates a funding opportunity for heavy-duty on-road trucks in the South Coast Air Basin (SCAB) under the Carl Moyer Fleet Modernization Program.

This program is designed to assist truck owners/operators to purchase Model Year 2007 and newer diesel-fueled or natural gas-fueled heavy-duty trucks with gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds and greater to replace pre-1990 heavy-duty diesel-fueled trucks with 1989 Model Year or older engines.

The program announcement and application documents as listed below can be downloaded from AQMD’s website at Program Announcement number is: PA 2008-08.

Timeline for Truck Replacement Applications

The Carl Moyer program started receinging applications April 4, 2008.

All trucks funded must be in operation by June 30, 2009.

Fleets operating in targeted vocations (agricultural, construction, mining, and forestry) can receive funding for up to twenty trucks, and fleets operating in open vocation categories may receive funding for up to five trucks under this Program Announcement. Companies may apply for additional trucks in future program announcements.

Up to 80% of the cost of the replacement trucks including sales tax and federal excise tax is funded. The cost of the trucks covers only the base price and does not cover optional features. The cost of fueling infrastructure is not covered under the program either.

Projects must meet a cost-effectiveness of $14,300 per weighted ton of NOx + combustion PM10 reductions.

Fleet Modernization projects must have a minimum of three years for project life. Project life is the number of years that a Fleet Modernization project must operate in SCAB under the conditions specified in the contract agreement.

Emissions reductions from Fleet Modernization projects must not be required by any local, state and/or federal rule, regulation, MOU or settlement agreement that are currently in effect. Furthermore, the emissions reductions must be achieved at least three years before the effective date of such mandates.

The replacement trucks must operate in SCAB for at least 75% of the total annual operating time for three years.

For General, Administrative, or Technical Assistance, please contact:

Dipankar Sarkar
Program Supervisor
Technology Advancement Office
Phone (909) 396 2273
Fax: (909) 396-3252

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