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

Awarded Projects

EPA is awarding $4.2 million in grant funds to port authorities for projects that will reduce diesel emissions at ports.

Grant Recipients Press Release

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.


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.


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.
Media News: Port Receives Environmental Protection Agency Grant Exit EPA Disclaimer
Port of Hueneme awarded $500,000 EPA grant for power system Exit EPA Disclaimer


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 ScRAPS 2 truck replacement program.
Media News: New Drayage Truck Requirements, New Truck Scrapping Program - Coming Soon


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.
Media News: Port receives grant to improve air quality Exit EPA Disclaimer


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.

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