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Rosalva Tapia May 22, 2012. Presentation Overview Where OTAQ fits in EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality Structure Where DERA fits in OTAQ DERA.

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1 Rosalva Tapia May 22, 2012

2 Presentation Overview Where OTAQ fits in EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality Structure Where DERA fits in OTAQ DERA Grant Program Tribal Program Tribal Successes Future Opportunities

3 EPA Has 12 HQ Offices Office of Administration & Resources Management Office of Air & Radiation Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention Office of the Chief Financial Officer Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Office of Environmental Information Office of General Counsel Office of Inspector General Office of International & Tribal Affairs Office of Research & Development Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response Office of Water

4 Office of Air & Radiation Office of Administration & Resources Management Office of Air & Radiation Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention Office of the Chief Financial Officer Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Office of Environmental Information Office of General Counsel Office of Inspector General Office of International & Tribal Affairs Office of Research & Development Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response Office of Water

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6 OTAQ’s Mission OTAQ’s mission is to reconcile the transportation sector with the environment by advancing clean fuels and technology, and working to promote more livable communities. OTAQ is responsible for carrying out laws to control air pollution from motor vehicles, engines, and their fuels. Mobile sources include: cars and light trucks, large trucks and buses, farm and construction equipment, lawn and garden equipment, marine engines, aircraft, and locomotives.

7 OTAQ Activities Characterize emissions from mobile sources and related fuels; Develop programs for their control, including assessment of the status of control technology and in-use vehicle emissions; Carry out a regulatory compliance program, in coordination with the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, to ensure adherence of mobile sources to standards;Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Foster the development of State Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs; and Implement programs for the integration of clean-fueled vehicles into the market.

8 OTAQ’s Offices OTAQ divided between EPA's HQ and the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Lab (NVFEL) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Staff of ~400 employees, with two-thirds located at NVFEL Highly educated: Nearly 40% have MS, PhD, JD Specialties: engineering, statistics, natural resources, economics, law Majority of OTAQ staff have 10+ years of EPA experience The NVFEL is a world-class state of the art testing & research facility

9 9 Recent OTAQ Clean Air Rules Deliver Tremendous Health Benefits 40,000 over 3 million Based on EPA’s estimates of benefits from Light-duty Tier 2, Heavy-duty 2007, Nonroad Tier 4, Mobile Source Air Toxics, Locomotive & Marine Diesel, and Small SI/Rec Marine Engine rules. *Only reflects PM-related premature mortality from rules; EPA began quantifying ozone-related mortality beginning with final Locomotive & Marine Diesel rule in 2008.

10 Recent Mobile Source Clean Air Rules: Comprehensively Addressing NO x and PM Emissions Clean Cars and Passenger Trucks Gasoline sulfur control (30 ppm avg / 80 ppm max, 2006 for most refiners) 77-95% lower light-duty vehicle standards (phased in from ) Same standards for light trucks and cars; gasoline and diesel Clean Heavy-Duty Trucks and Buses Diesel sulfur control (15 ppm maximum, phased in from ) 90% lower heavy-duty gasoline & diesel vehicle standards PM filter forcing standards, NOx catalyst based standards Clean Nonroad Diesel Engines and Equipment Diesel sulfur control (2 steps ppm in 2007, 15 ppm in 2010) Marine diesel sulfur control (15 ppm maximum) in % lower emission standards - based on highway technology Locomotive and Marine Diesel Standards Requiring same technologies as on-highway and nonroad Small Engine Standards New exhaust emission standards take effect in 2011 or 2012 depending on engine size

11 Making Consumers Aware of Vehicle Choices  Marketing SmartWay certified passenger cars & light trucks and freight truck tractors & trailers.  Fuel economy labeling Developed new procedures to better reflect real-world driving for MY08.  Green Vehicle Guide and Fuel Economy Guide  Developing guidance to identify clean vehicles for: HOV lanes and fuel tax credits (EPAct 2005). Federal fleets (EISA 2008).

12 Addressing the Legacy Fleet: National Clean Diesel Campaign Focus on Key Sectors: School buses, Marine Vessels, Ports, Construction, Agriculture, Freight, Mining, Utility Vehicles Promoting retrofitting, early engine and vehicle replacement Program activities: Technology verification Technical and policy analysis Coalitions and outreach Innovative funding for projects Federal grants

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17 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Authorized in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Enables EPA to offer funding assistance Goal is to reduce diesel emissions Competitive process for eligible entities Authorized through 2011; Congress can provide annual appropriations for DERA Reauthorized through 2016; DERA 2 Request for Proposals (RFP) = Competition

18 DERA Funding History and Structure State Allocation Program 30% of total funding $165 M awarded National Clean Diesel Grant Program SmartWay Finance Grant Program Emerging Technologies Grant Program State Clean Diesel Program National Competitive Programs 70% of total funding $384 M awarded

19 Tribal Competition Introduction FY08 and ARRA (early FY 09) Blended tribal and non-tribal competition Few applicants; zero tribal awarded grants Promote tribal participation in the DERA program Tribal communication right before the FY 09/10 RFP Grant range requirement of $30K to $800K Tribal applications are reviewed separately from non-tribal applications

20 Tribal Eligibility Tribal or tribal coalitions with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality; and Nonprofit organization or institution which Represents or provides pollution reduction or educational services to persons or organizations that operate diesel fleets; or Has, as its principle purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality Ineligible entity can partner with eligible entity

21 Tribal Competition Fiscal Year 09/10 Results Total Tribal Applications: 8 Representing Regions 5,7,9 and 10 Application requests totaled over $3.1 Million EPA Awarded 4 Tribal DERA grants Awarded $652,404 Tribal projects include school buses, refuse haulers, transport buses, various types of utility vehicles.

22 FY Tribal Awarded Projects Region (State) RecipientDescriptionAward 5 (MN)Leech Lake Band of Ojibwa Repower four refuse haulers$134,404 7 (IA)Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Replace four school buses$190,000 9 (CA)Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians Retrofit six school buses$78,000 9 (CA)Morongo Band of Mission Indians Retrofit seven vehicles with diesel particulate filters (DPF)s and replace two school buses with compressed natural gas (CNG) powered buses $250,000

23 Tribal Competition Fiscal Year 2011 Results Total Tribal Applications: 7 Representing Regions 2, 7,9, and 10 Application requests totaled over $2.5 Million EPA Awarded 4 Tribal DERA grants Awarded over $1.5M Tribal projects include repowering marine fishing vessels and generator and retrofit mining equipment

24 FY 2011 Tribal Awarded Projects Region (State) RecipientDescriptionAward 9 (AZ)Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Retrofit mining equipment$150, (WA)Makah TribeRepower fishing vessels$750, (WA)Tulalip TribeRepower fishing vessels$576,525 10(AK)Tanana Chiefs Conference Repower generator in Fort Yukon $59,000

25 Eligible Vehicles, Engines & Equipment Projects may include, but are not limited to Buses; Medium-duty or heavy-duty trucks; Marine Engines; Locomotives; and Non-road engines, equipment or vehicles used in: Construction; Handling of cargo (including at a port or airport); Agriculture; Mining; or Energy production (including stationary generators and pumps)

26 DERA Today: FY 2012 Request for Proposals National Funding Assistance Program RFP, including Tribal Competition, opened on April 20, 2012 DERA will accept applications until June 4, Please see RFP for more information. Total funding for competitive grants available for FY 2012: $20M

27 Please Join Our Listserv

28 Information to Prepare for Next FY Funding Main DERA National Program Page: DERA Tribal Competition Contact: Rosalva Tapia Telephone: All Questions during RFP Open Period DERA Hotline: NCDC.FACTS ( ) Submit questions via to Diesel Emissions Quantifier (DEQ) Can be used to show expected project results, cost-effectiveness, and public health benefits

29 Thank You Questions???

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