Virginia Clean Diesel Project

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Funding - Fiscal Year 2017

On August 29, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) a state Diesel Emission Reductions Act (DERA) grant 96352901 in the amount of $255,042 for the 2017 Virginia Clean Diesel Project. This grant agreement will enable DEQ to administer the DERA project through a sub-agreement with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air management Administration (MARAMA). The initiative will continue to provide financial incentives for participants in the Virginia Port Authority Green Operators (GO) Program to replace older model drayage trucks with 2011 or newer trucks and reduce emissions.  A listing of drayage truck replacements accomplished to date can be found on this website.

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Funding - Fiscal Years 2014-2016

On September 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) grant 96332201 in the amount of $94,435 for the Virginia Clean Diesel project. EPA amended this award with Modification Number 2 on September 22, 2015 & October 15, 2015 and increased the grant funding by $146,747 for a grand total of $241,182.

EPA amended this award again with Modification Number 3 on September 16, 2016 and increased the grant funding by $224,501 for a grand total federal funding of $465,683.

This award enables DEQ to partner with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MARAMA), to provide financial incentives (rebates) for participants in the Virginia Port Authority Green Operator (GO) program. The GO program encourages truck companies and individual owner/operators serving the Port to install verified diesel retrofit devices or to replace older dray trucks with newer dray trucks to reduce emissions from carriers registered with the Virginia Port Authority.  

The project period is October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2017 and provides a rebate of up to $6,000 per vehicle to offset the cost of purchase and installation of verified emission control devices. It also provides a rebate of up to $30,000 per truck to replace older dray trucks with newer trucks equipped with diesel particulate filters (DPF) and  selective catalytic reduction (SCR)  technologies. Approximately 6 dray trucks will be retrofitted with diesel filters and 13 older dray trucks will be replaced. A description of the project, program priorities, anticipated outcomes, and detailed budget information can be found in the Virginia Clean Diesel Grant workplan.

DEQ is administering the project through a subrecipient agreement with MARAMA.  On October 3, 2014, DEQ awarded contract 15915 to MARAMA in the amount of $92,422 to perform the work on the Virginia Clean Diesel project.   The contract was amended by Contract Modification 1 on October 1, 2015 to increase the amount by $144,624 for a grand total of $237,046. 

The contract was amended again by Contract Modification 2 on October 18, 2016 to increase the amount by $217,112 for a grand total of $454,158.

A complete listing of drayage truck retrofits and replacements accomplished under this grant agreement can be found on this website.

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Funding - Fiscal Years 2012-2013

On September 10, 2012, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had awarded the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) a grant in the amount of $153,543 for the Virginia Clean Diesel Project. EPA amended this award on September 12, 2013 and increased the grant funding by $84,849 for a grand total of $238,398.

This award has enabled DEQ to partner with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association(MARAMA), to provide financial incentives (rebates) for participants in Virginia Port Authority Green Operator (GO) Program which encourages truck companies and individual owner/operators serving the Port to install verified diesel retrofit devices to reduce emissions from carriers registered with the Virginia Port Authority.

The EPA’s amended award extends the project period (originally October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013) to September 30, 2014. DEQ has been administering the project through a subagreement with MARAMA. In November 2012, DEQ had awarded a contract to MARAMA in the amount of $148,319 to perform work on the Virginia Clean Diesel Project. Details regarding the subrecipient agreement can be found in the grant contract. This grant contract with MARAMA will be amended to increase the funding by $80,952 for a grand total of $229,271.

This project provides a rebate of up to $6,000 per vehicle to offset the cost of purchase and installation of verified emission control devices. A total of approximately 31 dray trucks will be retrofitted with diesel filters. A description of the project, program priorities, anticipated outcomes, and detailed budget information can be found in the Virginia Clean Diesel Grant revised workplan.

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Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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