Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program
Year 4 Goods Movement Program – Diesel Equipment Program
The BAAQMD is not currently accepting applications for the Year 4 Goods Movement Program (GMP). The application cycle closed on Thursday, December 12, 2013. If you submitted an application during either cycle (August 26 – October 10 or October 11 – December 12) and need to submit required attachments (i.e., DMV History, 2-year mileage, insurance, owner ID, TRUCRS reporting and optional PTO documentation) please upload these to your application by signing into your account, clicking the Add Attachments button and following instructions on the Attachments screen. You also may fax, mail or email attachments by following instructions on the Attachment Cover Sheet found on the Attachments screen. Staff are working to complete and submit required ranklists to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in February. If District staff have requested mileage documentation for your project, please submit this as soon as possible – at latest by February 25, 2014 – or your project may be dropped from the Program. Ranklists must be submitted and then approved by ARB before assigning funds to any project. Ranked projects move as a group and no exceptions can be made to allow early funding for an individual project.
Correct TRUCRS data immediately! If you received an email alert from District staff during January or February asking you to make corrections to your TRUCRS reporting data, please make these corrections online or work with CARB/TRUCRS to complete these corrections by Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Certain errors in TRUCRS data fields may cause CARB to declare a project ineligible, meaning the District would be unable to fund these projects during 2014. If you made upgrades to your fleet to comply with 2014 requirements, please ensure these are correctly reported in TRUCRS to avoid problems with your application. District staff cannot assist with corrections to TRUCRS reporting – please contact CARB staff at 1-866-634-3735 (866-6DIESEL) or by email email@example.com.
The 1st application period (8/26/13 - 10/10/13) is closed. Applications submitted during the 1st application period are currently being reviewed and evaluated. Air District staff will contact applicants during the next few months with information on the next steps in the process.
Important changes for small fleet applicants!! Applications received from small fleets during the 1st solicitation will be combined with small fleet applications from the 2nd solicitation, and in early 2014, will be ranked together according to CARB’s recent Executive Order. Small fleets applying for eligible projects by the December 12, 2013 deadline can complete these projects in 2014 under a regulatory Advisory issued by CARB for the CA Truck & Bus Regulation.
- CARB Advisory: Mail-Out #MSC 13-28, November 2013 "Truck and Bus Regulation ARB Will Recognize Good Faith Efforts to Comply and Provide Early Access to Expected Regulatory Changes"
Updated project completion schedule! All projects contracted with funds from the 1st and 2nd solicitations, regardless of fleet size, must complete projects (i.e., surrender old truck & purchase new truck) no later than December 31, 2014.
Submit Fleet Summary with application - Applicants must document compliance for their fleet and for each specific truck as part of their application. The one-page TRUCRS Certificate does not show these details. Please submit the following attachments with your application: (1) a print of the General Fleet and Compliance Information table (showing fleet compliance), and (2) any sections of your Vehicle Fleet List (showing status of each truck in your application). For more information, click here: CARB TRUCR FAQ – Compliance Certificate link. This documentation is required even if the CARB Advisory linked above applies to your fleet.
Fleet reporting and compliance requirements – This Program funds compliant trucks and cannot fund trucks that are non-compliant for any reason. All applicants, regardless of fleet size, will be required to register with TRUCRS (the reporting system for the CA Truck & Bus Regulation at CARB) and document fleet compliance status with their application materials. Both the fleet and the individual truck applied for must remain compliant under the Regulation through the final purchase of replacement truck.
Please see links and information below to understand how to report your fleet in TRUCRS. Air District staff are unable to answer fleet reporting questions – please contact CARB TRUCRS staff directly at 1-866-6DIESEL (634-3735) or visit the TRUCRS website (assistance in a variety of languages is available at the toll-free phone number above).
Drayage (port or rail) trucks are not eligible for Year 4 - Drayage trucks are defined as those that transport cargo in bulk or containers going to or from California’s ports and intermodal rail yards, and are not eligible to apply for funding in the Year 4 Program. Trucks registered as Exempt in the Drayage Truck Registry (DTR) are subject to the Truck and Bus Regulation and may be eligible to apply. The District reserves the right to require documentation of drayage truck status for any application.
Electric truck priority, alternative-fuel trucks encouraged - This program strongly encourages the replacement of diesel-powered trucks with electric, alternative-fueled or hybrid trucks. Projects can combine Prop 1B/Goods Movement Program (GMP) funding with state grants for natural gas or electric trucks without penalty. Electric trucks receive priority ranking.
Program funding - On July 25, 2013, the CARB Board allocated $9.9 million to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to administer Year 4 of the Goods Movement Program for heavy-duty diesel truck projects in the Bay Area, as described in the 2013 Program Guidelines. The recent Executive Order combines these funds with recaptured Prop 1B funds to provide at least $14.5 million to reduce emissions from diesel-powered medium- and heavy-duty trucks that primarily haul trade goods on California’s major trade routes. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, whether or not the amount of available funds appears to be small, since additional funding distributions to the Air District are dependent on how many eligible projects are submitted. Statewide, up to $150 million is available for the Year 4 Program.
If you have questions about the Year 4 Program, please contact (415)749-4994 (option 1) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year 4 Program Information
The Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program is a partnership between CARB and local agencies (like air districts, ports, and transportation agencies) to quickly reduce air pollution emissions and health risk from freight movement along California's trade corridors. CARB provides funding to eligible agencies; those agencies then offer financial incentives to owners of equipment used in freight movement to upgrade to cleaner technologies. For more information about the statewide Goods Movement Program, visit: http://www.arb.ca.gov/gmbond or contact CARB at (916) 44-GOODS (444-6637), or by email: email@example.com.
Year 2 Goods Movement Program - Truck Projects
The BAAQMD is not currently accepting applications for truck projects for the Year 2 Goods Movement Program (GMP) and in January 2013 completed all contracting for available funds. The application period for GMP Year 2 truck projects ended on April 30, 2011 and all projects must be completed by May 31, 2013. If you have questions about a project contracted or funded through this Program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-749-4994 (option 1).
As of January 1, 2013, all CA fleets of four (4) or more trucks were required to report and to comply with emissions reduction requirements for the CA Truck & Bus Regulation. Fleet owners of large fleets and small fleets (1-3 trucks, who may not have otherwise reported) who receive funding through the Year 2 Program are required to maintain continued compliance with this regulation. Any changes to equipment in the fleet (including the deletion of old trucks and addition of new trucks) must be reported. If you have questions about your fleet’s compliance or requirements, visit CARB On-road Truck and Bus Regulation, or contact TRUCRS staff at 1-866-634-3735 (1-866-DIESEL).
Year 1 (2010-2011) Non-Port (On-Road) Goods Movement Program Truck Replacement and Retrofit Program Update
Project auditing and enforcement to begin in 2013
Since early 2012, District staff have worked with Year 1 On-Road Truck Replacement grantees to collect all required project materials, including the two annual reports that should have been submitted by February 2013. Grantees who receive a notice or request from Air District staff must respond immediately and resolve any outstanding issues with their projects to avoid penalties being imposed. During 2013, project audits and other enforcement activities will take place for any project found to have violated Program requirements or contract obligations.
Year 1 On-Road Truck Retrofit projects will be required to submit final project materials and final reports in October 2013. District staff will mail the required forms in advance: if your mailing address changed after you received payment for the project, please contact staff to update your mailing address. Non-compliance with reporting can result in penalties.
Year 1 On-Road Retrofit and Replacement projects are subject to the same 100% California-only travel restrictions and ownership transfer requirements as YR1 Port Truck Projects. Please see the Year 1 Port Truck Replacement section below for details.
If you have questions about your Year 1 On-Road Truck Program project, contact staff at (415)749-4994 (option 1) or email@example.com.
The BAAQMD is no longer accepting applications for any funding of port (drayage) truck incentive projects. Owners of California port (drayage) trucks are reminded of the final deadline to upgrade engines or trucks operating in the state’s maritime ports or intermodal railyards – December 31, 2013 – after this date, engines must meet or exceed 2007 U.S. EPA emissions standards and trucks with retrofit filters will no longer be allowed in drayage operations. For more information about requirements for California drayage trucks, please visit: CARB Drayage Truck Regulation, or call 1-888-247-4821.
Year 3 Goods Movement Program - Port Truck Replacements
The BAAQMD is no longer accepting applications for funding. By April 2013, all grantees were mailed their first annual reporting packet. Grantees must complete and return the form (attached to DMV registration and proof of insurance) to the Air District immediately to avoid enforcement actions, including penalties (refer to the Grant Agreement for more information). Please be aware that if your contract requires 100% travel in California, you are not allowed to travel outside California with the new truck or to register with IRP plates. Also, any sale or change of registration or operational usage for a funded truck requires prior approval by the Air District.
Engine MY 2004 Port Truck Replacement Program
Grantees were mailed their first annual reporting packet in early 2013. Grantees must complete and return the form along with DMV and proof of insurance to the Air District immediately to avoid enforcement actions, including penalties (refer to the Grant Agreement for more information).
If you have not received your annual reporting packet or if you have questions about your project, please contact staff at (415) 749-4994 (option 1) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012-2013 U.S. EPA - DERA Truck Replacement Programs
As of April 29, 2013, the Program received interest letters from 312 equipment owners. During Summer 2013, District staff will work in the order of ranking to contract replacement projects and as any additional funds become available, will contract quickly to fill any vacated slots until all funds have been assigned. Grantees are reminded that time is very short to complete a DERA project before Fall 2013, and to work quickly to purchase eligible equipment and complete all required paperwork to avoid cancellation of their award. Project completion deadlines are stated in Attachment A of each contract and the Air District reserves the right to deny payment and terminate contracts if grantees fail to meet the required Program deadlines.
Year 1 Goods Movement Program – Port Truck Retrofit Program
Update - Air District to enforce penalties for Year 1 violations
Since late 2011, District staff have worked with Year 1 (2008-2010) Port Truck Retrofit grantees to collect all required Program materials and close out this Program. To-date, all Year 1 Retrofit grantees have been sent a mailing packet containing a Request for Final Report and Final Amendment that will allow BAAQMD to close out the Retrofit project. Starting in May 2013, staff have begun enforcement procedures for grantees whose projects are not completed and cannot be satisfactorily closed out due to non-response or non-performance.
Enforcement letters are being sent to all violators. If grantees receive an enforcement letter or a request from District staff to complete and return specific materials to the Air District, it is critically important to comply with the request immediately to avoid penalties. Please refer to the Grant Agreement you signed for your Retrofit project for more information, or contact staff at (415)749-4994 (option 1) or email@example.com.
Ships-at-berth and Cargo Handling Equipment Projects
The Air District is not accepting project applications for ships-at-berth and cargo handling equipment projects at this time. The application deadline for the last round of funding was March 15, 2011.
Previously funded GMP projects
The following documents summarize the BAAQMD port truck and on-road truck projects that were competitively ranked by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for Year 1 of the Goods Movement Program.