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2013 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Funding Opportunity
Projects to Improve Air Quality at Ports

Awarded Projects

Grant Recipients Press Release

Port of Seattle – Scrappage and Replacements for Air in Puget Sound 2 (ScRAPS 2) Drayage Truck Replacement Project
Location: King County, WA
Award Amount: $1.2 million
Project Summary: This project will provide incentives to replace 40 older heavy-duty drayage trucks with trucks powered by 2010 or newer certified engines. The project will supplement the port’s existing truck replacement program.


Port of Hueneme – Phase II Shore Power Infrastructure Project
Location: Ventura County, CA
Award Amount: $500,000
Project Summary: This project will complete electrification of Wharf #1 and allow the port to supply shore-side power to ocean going vessels at all three berths simultaneously, thereby reducing emissions from ship idling.


Port of Tacoma – Switcher Locomotive Repower
Location: Pierce County, WA
Award Amount: $601,949
Project Summary: This project will repower a Tier 0 switcher locomotive with a Tier 3+ engine equipped with an automatic start-stop system to reduce idling.


Maryland Port Administration – Port of Baltimore Drayage Truck Replacement Program
Location: Baltimore & Anne Arundel Counties, MD
Award Amount: $750,000
Project Summary: This project will provide incentives to replace 35 pre-1997 model year drayage trucks in service at the Port of Baltimore with trucks powered by 2010 or newer certified engines.


Virginia Port Authority – Hybrid Shuttle Carrier Demonstration Project
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
Award Amount: $750,000
Project Summary: This project will replace three Tier 1 shuttle carriers with Tier 4 hybrid diesel-electric shuttle carriers in operation at the Port of Virginia.


City of Los Angeles Harbor Department – Port of Los Angeles Cargo Handling Equipment Retrofit Project
Location: San Pedro Bay/Los Angeles, CA
Award Amount: $469,000
Project Summary: This project will retrofit 14 pieces of cargo handling equipment with diesel particulate filters at the Port of Los Angeles.

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Grant Process

The deadline for receipt of proposals was February 13, 2014. EPA announced grant recipients at the Port Stakeholders Summit on April 8 in Baltimore, Maryland.

For complete program information, see:

Eligible Applicants

Public port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality at a marine or inland water ports are eligible to apply for funding under this competition. Community groups, local governments, terminal operators, shipping carriers and other business entities involved in port operations are encouraged to participate through partnerships with eligible port authorities. Please see Section III of the RFP for additional information regarding eligibility.

Eligible Uses of Funding

Grant funds may be used for clean diesel projects that use:

Drayage trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and non-road engines or vehicles used in cargo handling may also qualify for funding.

Funds awarded under this program cannot be used to fund emissions reductions mandated under Federal law. Equipment used for testing emissions or for fueling infrastructure is not eligible for funding.

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