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Region 4 Clean School Bus Program

National Information

The goal of Clean School Bus USA is to reduce both children's exposure to diesel exhaust and the amount of air pollution created by diesel school buses.

Region-wide Efforts

Region 4 EPA is working with states to:

2004 Clean School Bus USA Grant Recipients

Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Environmental Protection DivisionExit EPA - Atlanta, GA

Moss Point Public SchoolsExit EPA - Moss Point MS

The Moss Point Public Schools will equip its entire fleet of 31 buses with diesel oxidation catalysts and implement anti-idling policies. The Moss Point School System has a large percentage of older buses that serve sensitive populations. These buses will remain in the fleet for a number of years before being replaced with cleaner, low emitting buses. Additionally, the school system will develop and implement an anti-idling policy to reduce emissions from school buses while they are parked at schools.

Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough CountyExit EPA - Tampa, FL

June 4, 2004: Chattanooga To Retrofit School Buses With A Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Grant

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control BureauExit EPA (CHCAPCB) and First Student, Inc., a local private school bus contractor, have established a public/private partnership to retrofit approximately 83 buses with diesel oxidation catalysts. Buses selected for retrofitting will be utilized on routes that service sensitive populations. Additionally, the CHCAPCB is working to develop other innovative strategies to reduce emissions from school buses, such as anti-idling policies and cleaner fuels.

2003 Clean School Bus USA Grant Recipients

Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality AgencyExit EPA - Asheville, NC

Columbus Municipal School DistrictExit EPA - Columbus, MS

Previous Efforts



North Carolina

Contact Information

More regional information is available from Dale Aspy, (404) 562-9041, Alan Powell, (404) 562-9045, or Kelly Sheckler, (404) 562-9222.


For information on the contents of this page contact Amanetta Somerville.

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