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U.S. EPA Awards Grant to SCAQMD to Replace 16 Diesel Trucks with CNG Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) $1,601,523 to replace 16 diesel trucks with newer CNG engines certified to meet California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) optional low oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emission standard.

The funding, provided through the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA), was announced by EPA’s Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator, Mike Stoker, at an event with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District in Fresno, California.

“EPA is committed to improving air quality and advancing cleaner technologies to improve the quality of life for residents throughout California,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Mike Stoker. “Through these DERA grants, along with our public and private project partners, we continue our progress toward healthier communities.”

To learn more about all of this year’s West Coast Collaborative DERA projects, click here.