Clean Diesel Projects

  

 

As part of US EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign, WVDEP’s Division of Air Quality has participated in several projects to help reduce diesel emissions in our state.  These projects have been accomplished through partnerships with the WV Division of Public Transit, the WV Division of Highways, local transit authorities and county school systems.

 

  • Off-set the cost of new technology to bring the first hybrid electric diesel transit buses to the state.  These seven buses now operate in the Charleston and Huntington areas as part of the Kanawha Valley Regional Transit Authority and The Tri-State Transit Authority’s fleets.

   

 

   

        

 

               

  • Partially off-set replacement costs for ten on-road single-axle diesel dump trucks with new, cleaner trucks within the Division of Highways fleet.  These dump trucks will be used across the state.  To ensure that the older model trucks could no longer be used for transportation activities, the Division of Highways drilled holes in the engine block and engine manifold of each truck, as well as cut each chassis in half prior to sale at auction for scrap and parts.  

 

 

  

 

  •  Partially off-set replacement costs for five school buses in Greenbrier County with new, cleaner buses meeting EPA's latest emission control standards.  To ensure that the older buses could no longer be used for transportation activities, each bus was taken down to scrap and sold for recycle value.

 

 




  • Partially off-set replacement costs for four school buses in Fayette County with new, cleaner buses meeting EPA's latest emission control standards.  To ensure that the older buses could no longer be used for transportation activities, each bus was taken down to scrap and sold for recycle value.

Eligible entities may apply directly to US EPA for competitive grant funding for clean diesel projects.  To find out more check out US EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign website (

http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/).

 

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