EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants, subject to the availability of funds. Virgin Islands) will accept applications requesting up to $2,500,000 in grant funds. Diesel Emissions Engines

EPA announces ~$44M in DERA funding to reduce emissions from diesel engines

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $44 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants. Region 1 (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) will accept proposals requesting up to $1,000,000 in grant funds.

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US 2nd-largest petroleum refinery to pay more than $5.3M for Clean Air Act violations

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million and spend more than $700 million in new pollution controls that will help protect public health and resolve Clean Air Act violations at its St. Croix, US Virgin Islands refinery. Hovensa LLC became the owner and operator of the former Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp. The Clean Air Act requires major sources of air pollution to obtain such permits before making changes that would result in a significant emissions increase of any pollutant.

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EPA announces availability of $26M for projects to reduce diesel emissions from existing fleet

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $26 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the US’ existing fleet of diesel engines. EPA is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that significantly reduce diesel emissions and exposure, especially from fleets operating in areas designated as having poor air quality. Virgin Islands): EPA is requesting proposals between $500,000 and $1,800,000.

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IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulfur fuel oil requirement; 5000 ppm

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Because of its high sulfur content, maritime shipping accounts for 8% of global emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ), making the industry an important source for acid rain as well as respiratory diseases. Further work to ensure effective implementation of the 2020 global sulfur cap will continue in the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR). An increasing number of ships are also using gas as a fuel as when ignited it leads to negligible sulfur oxide emissions.

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US EPA awards $50M for clean diesel projects

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Diesel pollution is linked to thousands of premature deaths, hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks and millions of lost work days. While EPA’s standards significantly reduce emissions from newly manufactured engines, clean diesel projects funded through these grants will work to address the more than 11 million older diesel engines that continue to emit higher levels of harmful pollution.

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