The San Diego Air Pollution Control District administers a number of state and local funding programs to reduce emissions from mobile sources. These programs follow strict state guidelines for eligibility, cost-effectiveness an d selection and require strict accountability and transparency to ensure proper and effective use of public funds.
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The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District) is currently accepting applications for projects requesting funds from the Voucher Incentive Program (VIP). The VIP provides a streamlined approach to reduce emissions by replacing existing, high-polluting Class 6, 7 or 8 vehicles with newer, lower-emission vehicles, or by installing a Verified Diesel Emission Control Strategy (VDECS or “retrofit”) on qualifying Class 6 vehicles. These VIP projects must be completed no later than December 31, 2014.
Applications will be reviewed and approved on a first-come, first-served basis (based on the date of receipt by the District) until funds are exhausted.Electronic or facsimile submittals will not be accepted.
Applicants are required to submit information showing compliance with the Truck and Bus Rule. If a submitted application is incomplete, illegible, or any documentation is missing or unclear, the District will reject the application immediately and return it to the applicant.
Submit one original signed completed application and one copy via mail, delivery, or in person to:
San Diego County Air Pollution Control District 10124 Old Grove Road San Diego, CA 92131 Attn: Mobile Source Incentives Section
Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) – Heavy-Duty Trucks
The Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission reduction Program (GMERP) is a partnership between the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and local agencies to quickly reduce air pollution emissions and health risk from freight movement along California’s trade corridors. Projects funded under this Program must achieve early or extra emission reductions not otherwise required by law or regulation. Eligible applications include owners of heavy-duty diesel trucks used in freight movement to upgrade to cleaner technologies.
Please note the following while reviewing the preliminary rank lists
Equipment projects listed on the preliminary ranked list are not guaranteed to receive Program funding.
Selection for funding is contingent upon the availability of funding and the successful completion of CARB’s 2014 Proposition 1B compliance check. Applicants that have passed a compliance check and are above the funding line will be contacted by the District in the next few weeks to fully execute a contract with your company.
Any companies that have not passed a compliance check (including large fleets that cannot complete required good faith effort actions by this date) will be moved to a project backup list.
Backup projects may be funded if additional funding becomes available or CARB modifies current eligibility policy. All backup projects should be able to demonstrate compliance as soon as possible, no later than June 30th, 2014.
All old trucks and engines on the rank list must continue to be registered with the DMV and kept in operation until the time that they are destroyed.
Old trucks and engines cannot be destroyed, and new trucks cannot be ordered or purchased, until directed by the District.
1st Solicitation Update (Applications received August 26-October 10):
All contracts have been fully executed. Contractors are now able to place orders and/or purchase new equipment per the requirements in your contract with the District. For general questions regarding new equipment or the dismantling process, please refer to the GMERP FAQ document posted on our website, or contact staff directly.
The District has been given clearance by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to contract with large fleets that were previously using the Good Faith Effort provision but have since demonstrated full compliance with the regulation to CARB. The District will begin sending contracts out for signature and final review to these applicants. Any companies that have not completed their required Good Faith Effort actions yet are strongly encouraged to do so as soon as possible (no later than June 13th) to avoid being ineligible for the program.
2nd Solicitation Status (Applications received October 11-December 12):
The District has contracted with all eligible prioritized small fleets. Once all such contracts have been fully executed, prioritized small fleets will be able to place orders for new equipment. For general questions regarding new equipment or the dismantling process, please refer to the GMERP FAQ document posted on our website, or contact staff directly.
The District has been given clearance by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to contract with compliant large fleets and large fleets that were previously using the Good Faith Effort provision but have since demonstrated full compliance with the regulation to CARB. The District will begin sending contracts out for signature and final review to these applicants. Any companies that have not completed their required Good Faith Effort actions yet are strongly encouraged to do so as soon as possible (no later than June 13th) to avoid being ineligible for the program.