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  • Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC)
    Marine Engines in Massachusetts More News Funding Opportunities More Funding Opportunities For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript in your browser settings The Northeast Diesel Collaborative NEDC combines the expertise of public and private partners in a coordinated regional initiative to significantly reduce diesel emissions and improve public health in the eight northeastern states Learn more about the NEDC Top Stories The NEDC would like to extend a special thanks to all of our stakeholders and sponsors for joining us in Providence and taking part in a truly wonderful two days of informative engaging and actionable discussions that will serve to move the transportation goods movement and construction sectors or the Northeast toward a more sustainable and prosperous future THANK YOU Northeast Diesel Collaborative 2015 Partners Meeting To view the NEDC 2015 Partners Meeting agenda and presentations click Agenda Presentations View the 2015 Breathe Easy Leadership Program Award winners View the full recap of the Northeast Diesel Collaborative 2015 Partners Meeting in pictures here New U S EPA Resource Helps Schools Reduce Exposure to Traffic Related Air Pollution Nearly 17 000 schools in rural and urban areas across the U S are located near heavily

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  • Municipal Sector | Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC)
    most severe the New York City Sanitation Department has equipped 252 trucks with advanced emission control technology The city of Boston has installed advanced emissions controls on its diesel trolleys and is fueling its heavy equipment and diesel vehicles with a blend of at least 5 biodiesel and ultra low sulfur diesel The Northeast Diesel Collaborative works to replicate these successful programs in smaller cities develops partnerships with municipal and private fleet operators to install advanced emission control technologies helps municipalities and other fleet owners to purchase heavy duty diesel hybrid trucks works on new legislation and offers workshops to build awareness and support Top of Page State and Local Regulations Connecticut Idling Regulation Sec 22a 174 18 Control of particulate emissions Maine Idling Regulation Section 1 38 MRSA 585 K Idling Requirements for Motor Vehicles in Maine Massachusetts School Bus Idling Regulation Chapter 90 Section 16A No person shall cause suffer allow or permit the unnecessary operation of the engine of a motor vehicle while said vehicle is stopped for a foreseeable period of time in excess of five minutes New Hampshire Prevention Abatement and Control of Mobile Source Air Pollution New Hampshire s regulation to control emissions from mobiles sources including engine idling New Jersey New Jersey s Mandatory Diesel Retrofit Program requires emission controls on transit vehicles publicly owned vehicles and garbage trucks It also requires installation of closed crankcase ventilation CCV filters on school buses plus a study of how tailpipe emissions on school buses impact the passenger compartment If tailpipe emissions are found to be significant then tailpipe emission controls i e DOC DPF will be required The law also empowers local police to enforce idling prohibitions Ballot Initiative passed November 8 2005 allows use of funding generated from a state Corporate Business Tax to reimburse fleet owners for 100 percent of their retrofit costs over the next 10 years Idling Regulation N J A C 7 27 14 requires that diesel powered vehicles idle for no more than 3 minutes New York Idling Regulation Subpart 217 3 prohibits idling for heavy duty vehicles New York City Local Laws New York City has passed several progressive Local Laws that reduce diesel emissions from vehicles operating in the city including Local Law 38 2005 Relates to the city s purchase of cleaner motor vehicles Local Law 39 2005 Reduces diesel emissions from the city s diesel powered motor vehicles Local Law 40 2005 Reduces diesel emissions from vehicles that handle solid waste and recyclable materials Local Law 41 2005 Reduces the emissions of pollutants from sight seeing buses Local Law 42 2005 Reduces emissions of pollutants from vehicles that transport children to and from school Local Law 77 Use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel by Nonroad Vehicles Rhode Island Idling Regulation Rhode Island diesel engine anti idling program Vermont Idling Regulation Vermont s school bus idling rule Idling Regulation Vermont s Motor Vehicle Idle Law Top of Page Related Resources MassDEP s Community Strategies to

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  • Transit Sector | Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC)
    Page Federal Regulations Clean Diesel Trucks and Buses Rule The Clean Diesel Trucks and Buses Rule sets more stringent emissions standards for on road diesel vehicles beginning with those manufactured in 2007 The Rule will be fully implemented by 2010 The rules require clean diesel fuel with a sulfur content capped at 15 parts per million and the use of advanced emission control technology Exhaust emissions from these vehicles will decrease by more than 90 percent While cleaner fuel will reduce emissions from all diesel vehicles the new emission standards only affect newly manufactured on road diesel vehicles so the full benefits of these regulations will not be realized for years to come Emissions Standards for Locomotives In 2008 EPA finalized a new set of more stringent emission limits for locomotives to be phased in over the next decade which will result in locomotive engines that are 90 cleaner than today This new rule also requires remanufactured locomotive engines to meet more stringent emissions standards than they were required to meet at the time of original manufacture Top of Page State and Local Regulations New Jersey Emissions and Idling Controls A3182 and SCR113 signed in September 2005 require emission controls on public transportation vehicles and garbage trucks The law also requires installation of closed crankcase ventilation filters on school buses to reduce in cabin emissions as well as a study of how tailpipe emissions on school buses can affect the passenger compartment If tailpipe emissions are found to be significant then tailpipe emission controls will be required The law also empowers local police to enforce idling prohibitions In 2007 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection passed state regulations that operationalized the 2005 law Connecticut Clean Diesel Plan In response to Special Act 05 07 signed into law in June

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  • Ports/Authorities Sector | Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC)
    New NEDC Marine Repower Guide released The Northeast Diesel Collaborative is providing this Marine Repower Guide beta version to assist marine vessel operators and potential grantees in making the decision to repower commercial marine Category 1 or 2 vessels The document outlines information needed about the vessel s operations federal requirements and how to calculate emission reductions and cost effectiveness The document also provides case studies and resources to help guide you through your decision to repower Vew the guide here NEDC Ports and Goods Movement Workgroup The NEDC Ports and Goods Movement Workgroup is a diverse public private collaborative that meets bimonthly via conference call to learn about discuss and promote effective and efficient strategies for reducing emissions and increasing sustainability for ports in the Northeast Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands To get involved with the Ports Workgroup please contact Abby Swaine swaine abby epa gov or Reema Loutan loutan reema epa gov Learn more about the NEDC Ports Workgroup Federal Regulations Emission Control Area On March 26 2010 the International Maritime Organization IMO amended the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships MARPOL designating specific portions of U S Canadian and French waters as an Emission Control Area ECA The proposal for ECA designation was introduced by the U S and Canada reflecting common interests shared geography and interrelated economies In July 2009 France joined as a co proposer on behalf of its island territories of Saint Pierre and Miquelon which form an archipelago off the coast of Newfoundland Allowing for the lead time associated with the IMO process the North American ECA will become enforceable in August 2012 For more info please click here On July 15 2011 the IMO officially designated waters around Puerto Rico and the U S Virgin Islands as an

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  • Construction | Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC)
    of Transportation Massachusetts Highway Department New York Transit Authority and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority now require retrofits on construction projects Boston s Central Artery Big Dig was the country s first major construction retrofit project 200 engines were retrofitted with oxidation catalysts or PM filters resulting in a reduction of 8 tons of PM and hydrocarbons annually Through the I 95 Q Bridge reconstruction project in Connecticut the state s Department of Transportation has retrofitted 105 vehicles to date The Collaborative is working to expand retrofit requirements for construction contracts to other municipalities counties government agencies and major institutions NEDC partners are also working with state and local agencies to lead by example by retrofitting their construction vehicles and equipment and participating in demonstrations of new technology View EPA and CARB Verified Nonroad Retrofit Technologies Top of Page Federal Regulations EPA s Nonroad Diesel Rule sets more stringent emissions standards for diesel construction vehicles and equipment beginning with those manufactured in 2008 The rules require clean diesel fuel with a sulfur content capped at 15 parts per million and the use of advanced emission control technology New engines will be more than 90 percent cleaner than construction equipment in use today However these standards will affect only newly manufactured construction vehicles and equipment and will not reduce emissions from current vehicles and equipment Top of Page State and Local Regulations New York City s Local Law 77 signed into law December 22 2003 requires that any diesel powered nonroad vehicle fifty horsepower and greater that is owned by operated by or on behalf of or leased by a City agency be powered by ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and utilize the best available technology for reducing the emission of pollutants Additionally this legislation requires that any solicitation for a public works contract and any contract entered into as a result of such solicitation include specifications that all contractors in the performance of such contract use ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and the best available technology for reducing the emission of pollutants for diesel powered nonroad vehicles Top of Page State Contract Requirements To encourage cleaner air around local construction sites many agencies organizations businesses and institutions have initiated construction retrofit programs and are using contract specifications to call for emission control technologies For specific language used by state agencies see below The Connecticut Department of Transportation The Massachusetts Highway Department New York State Department of Transportation Top of Page Model Contract Language Best Practices NEDC Model Construction Contract Specification The NEDC Steering Committee in coordination with representatives from state air agencies US EPA emission control manufacturers environmental organizations and the construction industry have developed NEDC s newly revised model contract specification The model contract specification offers guidance to private institutions and public entities interested in addressing pollution from construction sources through future construction contracts The goal of this document is to encourage institutions and agencies to adopt contract specifications and to promote the widespread use of emission controls in the

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  • Freight | Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC)
    The Rule will be fully implemented by 2010 The rules require clean diesel fuel with a sulfur content capped at 15 parts per million and the use of advanced emission control technology Exhaust emissions from these vehicles will decrease by more than 90 percent While cleaner fuel will reduce emissions from all diesel vehicles the new emission standards only affect newly manufactured on road diesel vehicles so the full benefits of these regulations will not be realized for years to come Emissions Standards for Locomotives In 2008 EPA finalized a new set of more stringent emission limits for locomotives to be phased in over the next decade which will result in locomotive engines that are 90 cleaner than today This new rule also requires remanufactured locomotive engines to meet more stringent emissions standards than they were required to meet at the time of original manufacture EPA s Locomotive Emissions Rule Abby Swaine March 2014 Top of Page State and Local Regulations Six of the eight Northeast states have anti idling regulations Connecticut Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey New York Rhode Island EPA NE conducts compliance assistance to encourage fleet and facility operators to comply with New England states idling limits The American Transportation Research Institute publishes a compendium of idling regulations by state and updates it regularly Top of Page FHWA Talking Freight Seminar Series The U S Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration hosts monthly net conference seminars to provide a convenient and no cost way for transportation practitioners to broaden their freight knowledge base and develop new skills to help them do their jobs better Visit http www fhwa dot gov freightplanning talking htm to register for upcoming sessions and see hear recordings of previous seminars Top of Page Related Resources Best Practices Guidebook for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

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  • Press Archives | Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC)
    of the Clean Air Act and Anti Idling Regulations 1 1 Million in Recovery Act Funds Will Help Reduce Diesel Emissions in New England Chelsea Collaborative Awarded 1 9 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs U S EPA s Region 2 Awards 17 Million in Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs Maine DEP Awarded 746K in Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs Maine Turnpike Authority Awarded 1 2 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs Massachusetts DEP Awarded 502K in Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs Northeast Air Managers Awarded 2 7 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs Providence Awarded 565K in Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs Greater Boston Breathes Better Receives EPA Clean Air Award Stonyfield Farm Receives EPA Clean Air Award EPA to help fund greener bus fleet Massport wins shovel ready Fish Pier grant Massachusetts Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U S EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions Create Jobs New Hampshire Receives Economic Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions Create Jobs New Jersey Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U S EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions Create Jobs New York Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U S EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions Create Jobs Connecticut Receives Economic Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions Create Jobs Rhode Island Receives Economic Recovery Funds to Reduce Diesel Emissions Create Jobs Maine Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U S EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions Create Jobs Vermont Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U S EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions Create Jobs EPA Revs Up Leased Construction Equipment Retrofit Program Cleaner air longer life Study provides evidence EPA Proposes Revisions to Air Quality Index for Particle Pollution EPA Provides 1 35M to Improve Air Quality in Massachusetts with Clean Diesel Projects EPA Provides Nearly 230 000 for Manchester Transit Authority to Retrofit Municipal Diesel Vehicles EPA Provides 205 000 for Chittenden Solid Waste District to Fund Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles EPA Provides 50 000 for Connecticut to Retrofit Diesel Maintenance Vehicles Top of Page 2008 Governor Patrick Launches Innovative Program to Retrofit Diesel School Buses with Equipment to Reduce Air Pollution Cash Up in Smoke Another Bay State Waste Hauler Cited for Idling Keep on Trucking with Lower Emissions through EPA s 50 Million Clean Diesel Funding Shore power eyed to cut harbor air pollution Hamden CT lauded for reducing bus emissions EPA and New York Slate One Million for Clean Diesel Projects EPA Awards Connecticut 492 200 for Clean Diesel Projects Part of Nearly 2 4 Million State and Federal Grants Funded Across New England EPA Awards Maine 492 200 for Clean Diesel Projects EPA Awards Massachusetts 492 200 for Clean Diesel Projects Part of Nearly 2 4 Million State and Federal Grants Funded Across New England EPA Awards New Hampshire 492 200 for Clean Diesel Projects Part of

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  • Funding | Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC)
    of the program Note The MassCleanDiesel program ended on June 30 2011 The following informational materials were previously distributed to bus owners vendors and other interested parties Although the program has ended and funding for retrofits is no longer available these informational materials are still available at http www mass gov dep air diesel masscleandiesel htm for anyone who wants to learn about the MassCleanDiesel school bus retrofit program To get answers to specific questions call the program Help Line 617 292 5809 or e mail MassClean Diesel state ma us Top of Page Incentives and Funding Opportunities for Idle Reduction Projects Various federal state and nonprofit organizations provide funding that can be used for the reduction of emissions from long duration truck and locomotive idling Top of Page Congestion Mitigation Air Quality CMAQ Funds The U S Department of Transportation s CMAQ program provides funds to state DOTs MPOs and transit agencies to invest in projects that reduce air pollution from transportation related sources The CMAQ program is one source of funds for Transportation Control Measures TCMs employed for the purposes of reducing congestion and improving air quality Top of Page Port Authority Truck Program The Port Authority of New York New Jersey Regional Truck Replacement Program TRP is a special first come first served limited offer to provide grants and financing to eligible truck owners to help them purchase newer cleaner and more environmentally friendly trucks ELIGIBILITY Own a drayage truck Class 8 33 001 pounds gross vehicle weight rating GVWR and higher equipped with an engine Model Year 1993 or older Demonstrate a history of regularly calling to the Port of NY NJ marine terminals approximately 200 times in the last 12 months Be willing to scrap old drayage truck Possess a valid vehicle registration license plate

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