Goods Movement Program – Year 4 Diesel Equipment Program
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (District or BAAQMD) is applying to the California Air Resources Board to administer Year 4 of the Goods Movement Program in the Bay Area. The Year 4 program can fund equipment that is not yet subject to a California air quality regulation and cannot provide financial assistance to help equipment owners meet current compliance standards. For detailed information about the eligible equipment project types (non-port trucks, gantry cranes, locomotives, harborcraft, shore power and truck stop electrification) please visit the statewide program website at http://www.arb.ca.gov/bonds/gmbond/gmbond.htm, and review the Current Activities section, Proposed Updates to Guidelines.
Please note that trucks that operate primarily at maritime or rail ports (“drayage trucks”) are not eligible for the Year 4 program and the program will not fund diesel particulate filter (“retrofit”) truck projects.
BAAQMD will host a public meeting to discuss its application for the Year 4 Goods Movement Program:
Date: Monday, March 11, 2013
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: BAAQMD Office Blg, 939 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Directions and parking information
RSVP’s for this meeting are appreciated by March 7, 2013 to email@example.com or 415-749-4994 (option 1).
Goods Movement Program – Year 3 Port Trucks
The BAAQMD is no longer accepting applications for funding. The application acceptance period for this program closed on February 9, 2012 and the contracting deadline for approved projects was July 31, 2012. The deadline for replacement truck purchase was December 31, 2012. Grantees with a fully-executed contract for this Program who completed a truck replacement project but did not hear about payment for the grant award must contact the Air District by Monday, February 25, 2013 to ensure a review of the project.
Engine MY 2005/ 2006 Port Truck Replacement Program
The BAAQMD is no longer accepting applications to replace drayage (port) trucks that have engines manufactured in 2005 or 2006. Applications for this Program closed on September 28, 2012 and truck projects were completed by January 2013.
Goods Movement Program – Year 1 Port Truck Retrofit Program Update - Air District is closing out Year 1 Retrofit Projects
All Year 1 (2008-2010) Retrofit grant recipients have been sent a mailing packet containing a Request for Final Report and Final Amendment that will allow BAAQMD to close out the Year 1 Retrofit Program. If you have moved or have never received this mailing packet from us, please contact staff so that we can issue this to you. If you have questions about the materials you received, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-749-4994 (option 1).
Please assist the Air District to close out YR1 retrofit projects by completing and returning the materials in the mailing packet as soon as possible. Failure to complete this requirement can result in penalties, including repayment of grant funds. The Final Report is the last requirement before we end the project and the Amendment allows us to close the project two years early (which means that Grantees no longer have a contractual obligation to the Air District). Signing the Amendment does not affect how long truck owners can use retrofitted trucks at CA ports. Retrofitted trucks continue to be subject to the statewide CA Drayage Truck Rule (which allows filters to be used until December 31, 2013). The Air District is making this clarification to avoid confusion some grantees have about the Amendment restricting use of the retrofitted truck - we are simply trying to close-out the Year 1 grant program by collecting the Final Reports and Amendments. Please refer to the last few pages of your original Grant Agreement (contract) Attachment A for a description of this final reporting and closeout process.
Year 2 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 March 31, 2013. If you have questions about a project contracted or funded through this Program please contact email@example.com or 415-749-4994 (option 1).
As of January 1, 2013, all CA fleets were required to report, and large fleets (of 4 or more trucks) were required to comply with emission reduction requirements, for the statewide CA Truck & Bus Regulation. Fleet owners (grantees) who have contracted or have received funding through this Program are required to maintain continued compliance with this regulation. Any changes to equipment in the fleet (including the elimination of old truck and addition of new truck) must be reported. Please visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/onrdiesel.htm, or contact CARB at 1-866-634-3735 (1-866-DIESEL) for more information.