EPA Offers $4 Million to Improve Air Quality in Port Communities
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of $4 million in grant funding to establish projects aimed at achieving significant reductions in diesel emissions from marine and inland water ports. EPA anticipates awarding between two and five assistance agreements to port authorities for projects seeking to lower emissions from drayage trucks, marine engines, locomotives and cargo handling equipment, and priority will be given to ports located in areas of poor air quality.
Community groups, local governments, terminal operators, shipping carriers and other business entities are encouraged to participate in this grant competition through partnerships with eligible port authorities. Proposals must be received by Feb. 13, 2014.