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Third Report to Congress: Highlights from the Diesel Emission Reduction Program

From goods movement to building construction to public transportation, diesel engines are the modern-day workhorse of the American economy. Though diesel engines are reliable and efficient, older ones emit significant amounts of exhaust including particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOX), which can harm human health. Despite the recent implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) most stringent emissions standards, approximately 10.3 million older diesel engines remain in use. EPA began awarding clean diesel grants in 2008 under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), a grant program created by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reduce diesel exhaust from these older engines. EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) within the Office of Transportation and Air Quality administers the DERA grants. EPA awarded the first DERA grants in 2008, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) grants in 2009, and grants from funds appropriated in Fiscal Years (FY) 2009 through 2015. This Third Report to Congress covers final results from the Recovery Act and FYs 2009-2011 and estimated results and benefits from funding in FY 2011- 2013.

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Date Of Record Release 2017-03-31 20:45:28
Description From goods movement to building construction to public transportation, diesel engines are the modern-day workhorse of the American economy. Though diesel engines are reliable and efficient, older ones emit significant amounts of exhaust including particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOX), which can harm human health. Despite the recent implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) most stringent emissions standards, approximately 10.3 million older diesel engines remain in use. EPA began awarding clean diesel grants in 2008 under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), a grant program created by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reduce diesel exhaust from these older engines. EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) within the Office of Transportation and Air Quality administers the DERA grants. EPA awarded the first DERA grants in 2008, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) grants in 2009, and grants from funds appropriated in Fiscal Years (FY) 2009 through 2015. This Third Report to Congress covers final results from the Recovery Act and FYs 2009-2011 and estimated results and benefits from funding in FY 2011- 2013.
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Keyword Diesel, Diesel Emissions, Fossil Fuels
Date Of Record Creation 2017-03-31 20:42:42
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Date Last Modified 2017-03-31 20:45:28
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2017-03-31 20:42:42 (W3C-DTF)

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