EPA awards Utah DEQ $2.3M grant for clean diesel program

November 3, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Utah Department of Environmental Quality a $2.3M grant under the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program to reduce diesel emissions from heavy-duty trucks and school buses based in several counties along the Wasatch Front, an area challenged by levels of particulate matter that exceed federal air quality standards.

Utah DEQ will use the EPA clean diesel grant to replace short and long-haul diesel trucks with current model year vehicles that have the most stringent emissions standards available at the time of replacement. In addition, several diesel school buses will be replaced with current model year school buses powered by clean diesel, low-NOx, compressed natural gas engines or propane.

EPA’s grant will result in the reduction of approximately 335 tons of nitrogen oxides; 25 tons of particulate matter; 42 tons of hydrocarbons; and 130 tons of carbon monoxide. It will also save an estimated 595,137 gallons of fuel.

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