Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP)

Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program

(Updated 2/21/2020)

OPEN NOW! - Accepting Applications 2/21/20 - 3/27/20

Year 5 Goods Movement Program

The District is administering the Prop 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program for the San Diego/Border Area.  Eligible on-road truck applications, as described in the Trucks Notice of Funding Availability, will receive funding priority over all other project source categories (commercial harbor craft, locomotives, cargo handling equipment, and ships at berth (shore power)).  If available GMERP funds remain after evaluating all eligible on-road truck applications, the remaining applications with non-truck projects will be evaluated.  The District cannot guarantee all eligible projects will be funded. 

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  • What is GMERP?

    The $1 billion Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) is a partnership between the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and local agencies (like air districts and seaports) to quickly reduce air pollution emissions and health risk from diesel exhaust (a known carcinogen) that is created by freight movement along California's trade corridors. Local agencies, such as the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District), apply to CARB for funding, and in turn offer financial incentives to owners of equipment used in freight movement to help them upgrade to cleaner technologies. Projects funded under this program must achieve early or extra emission reductions that are not otherwise required by law or regulation.

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  • Heavy Duty Trucks

    Who can apply?

    1. Owners of diesel trucks used to move goods as part of a sales transaction (a majority of the time) with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 16,001 lbs. or greater.

    2. Owners of diesel truck stops, distribution centers, and other places where heavy duty diesel trucks congregate within the San Diego/border corridor.

    Please review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for more information about eligibility, application process, project requirements, and project funding amounts.

     

    What projects are eligible?

     

    1. Truck replacement - Diesel to natural gas or advanced technology (e.g., electric, hybrid, or hydrogen) - All fleet sizes

    2. Three-way truck transactions - Diesel to natural gas or advanced technology

    3. Electrification infrastructure for truck stop or distribution center

    4. Electric charging station or hydrogen fueling units

  • Cargo Handling Equipment

    Who can apply?

    Owners of diesel-powered rubber-tired gantry crane or existing diesel yard truck, lift (forklift, side-handler top pick or reach stacker) operating at a seaport (port), intermodal railyard, or freight facility.

    Please review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for more information about eligibility, application process, project requirements, and project funding amounts.

    What projects are eligible?

    The following projects are eligible for funding under this program:

    1. Equipment/vehicle replacement – replacing yard trucks, rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTG), forklifts, and other mobile lift equipment with electric or fuel-cell equipment.

    2. Equipment conversion – converting diesel-fueled yard trucks to electric power, or upgrading diesel-powered RTGs to zero-emission power.

    3. Electric charging infrastructure

    4. Hydrogen fueling infrastructure

    Applicant must meet required legal, permitting, and engineering requirements for installation.

    The following eligibility criteria must be met by the existing diesel equipment for consideration:

    Equipment and fleet must currently comply with the applicable ARB regulation:  CA Regulation for Mobile Cargo Handling Equipment

     

  • Commercial Harbor Craft

    Who can apply?

    Owners of commercial diesel harbor craft vessels involved in freight movement operations with:

    1.     Home port located within San Diego County,

    2.     Two years of at least 51% operation in California Coastal (and inland) Waters; and

    3.     Tier 0, Tier 1, or Tier 2 existing diesel propulsion or auxiliary engine(s) for repower or replacement projects and Tier 3 or Tier 4 existing diesel propulsion engines for hybrid projects.

    Please review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for more information about eligibility, application process, project requirements, and project funding amounts.

    What projects are eligible?

    1.     Repower or replacement of tugboats/towboats and crew supply vessels

    2.     Repower or replacement of other vessels

    3.     Retrofit or replacement with Tier 4 engine

    4.     Retrofit or replacement with hybrid power system

     

    Equipment specifications for the above project options can be found in Appendix D Commercial Harbor Craft of the 2015 GMERP Guidelines at: www.arb.ca.gov/gmbond

  • Locomotives

    Who can apply?

    Owners of diesel-powered freight locomotives (Tier 0 through Tier 2 standards) that operated in California for the past 2 years with:

    ·         Switcher locomotives, at least 50% operation or equivalent locomotive horsepower operation within the four California trade corridors, and at least 10% operation within the San Diego/Border trade corridor for the past 2 years.

    ·         Medium horsepower locomotives, at least 50% operation or equivalent locomotive horsepower operation within the four California trade corridors for the past 2 years.  The locomotive must also operate in the San Diego/Border trade corridor.

    ·         Line haul locomotives, a majority of the minimum percentage operation within the four California trade corridors for the past 2 years.  The locomotive must also operate in the San Diego/Border trade corridor.

    Please review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for more information about eligibility, application process, project requirements, and project funding amounts.

    What projects are eligible?

    1.     Switcher locomotive (1,006-2,300 hp) to be replaced or retrofitted to with a new engine or alternative technology that meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 or lower emission standards (1.30 g/bhp-hr or lower NOx and 0.03 g/bhp-hr or lower PM).

    2.     Medium-haul locomotive (2,301-4000 hp) to be replaced or retrofitted to with a new engine or alternative technology that meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 or lower emission standards (1.30 g/bhp-hr or lower NOx and 0.03 g/bhp-hr or lower PM).

    3.     Line-haul locomotive (4,001 hp or higher) to be replaced or retrofitted to with a new engine or alternative technology that meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 or lower emission standards (1.30 g/bhp-hr or lower NOx and 0.03 g/bhp-hr or lower PM).

     

    Equipment specifications for the above project options can be found in Appendix B Locomotives and Railyards of the 2015 GMERP Guidelines or the February 2016 Executive Order G-16-009 at: www.arb.ca.gov/gmbond

  • Ships at Berth (Shore Power)

    Who can apply?

    Operators of cargo ship berths, cargo ship terminals, or barge-based systems at a seaport located within the San Diego/Border corridor.

    Please review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for more information about eligibility, application process, project requirements, and project funding amounts.

    What projects are eligible?

    At existing cargo ship berths, cargo ship terminals, or barge-based systems

    1.  Permanent, grid-based electrical power installation at a cargo ship berth or cargo ship terminal.

    2.  Electricity generating unit installation that provides power at one cargo ship berth or multiple berths.

    3.  Ship emissions capture and control system (a.k.a. hood or bonnet) installation at a cargo ship berth or cargo ship terminal.     

     

    Equipment specifications for the above project options can be found in Appendix C Ships at Berth of the 2015 GMERP Guidelines and related supplemental materials listed at: www.arb.ca.gov/gmbond

Ranked Lists

After all applications are received from each solicitation, they are ranked according to Proposition 1B Program Guidelines. Proposed projects that appear on the ranked list have met basic eligibility criteria for the Program; however, this does not guarantee funding. Selection for funding is contingent upon a full evaluation to determine if a project meets all Program requirements. Links to prior ranked lists are below.

Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks Commercial Harbor Craft
Solicitation 1 (closed on 11/20/15) Solicitation 1 (closed on 7/29/16)
Solicitation 2 (closed on 6/30/16) Solicitation 2 (closed on 10/31/16)
Solicitation 3 (closed on 10/31/16)  
Solicitation 4 (closed on 5/31/17)  
Solicitation 5 (closed on 8/18/17) No rank list available.  Projects did not meet basic eligibility criteria.  


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