EPA Grant Could Help Vessel Operators

Monday, November 09, 2009

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program is receiving proposals for grants to be used to reduce emissions from existing diesel engines used in various transportation modes, including marine.  Grants can be used for up to 75 percent of the cost of repowering marine vessels with cleaner engines (there must be a non-federal cost share of at least 25 percent).  Proposals must be submitted by December 8.
 
A publicly-owned ferry system is eligible to submit a proposal on its own.
 
In most situations, a private vessel operator is not eligible to apply by itself.  However, if a privately-owned ferry vessel is being leased or otherwise made available to a public entity, it may compete for a grant, but the public agency has to be the applicant. 
 
A non-profit entity that represents members involved in transportation is eligible to compete for a grant that can be used to assist private operators.  The Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) is considering whether to submit one or more such proposals to serve in such a capacity.  In making this decision, PVA would like to know of members that might want to undertake an engine replacement program to achieve better emissions.  Please contact PVA Headquarters at pvainfo@passengervessel.com if you wish to propose that an engine replacement for your vessel or vessels be included in a possible PVA application to EPA.
 
The details of the program are fairly complicated.  For more information, go to EPA’s National Clean Diesel Assistance Program web site at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/prgnational.htm

(Source: Passenger Vessel Association)

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

TOTE, Saltchuk Secure Financing for Marlin Class Vessels

Maritime Administration to Provide Title XI Loan Guarantee for World’s First LNG Containerships Today, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced a $324.

Maersk CEO Appointed to UN Advisory

Morten Engelstoft, CEO of Services and Other Shipping, said CO2 issues will be on his agenda as a newly appointed member of a UN High-level Advisory Group for Sustainable Transport.

San Francisco Bay Fuel Spill Under Investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel continue to respond to a fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fishman's Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday.

Passenger Vessels

Alaska Class Ferries to Be Built in Ketchikan

Announced by Governor Sean Parnell Saturday, September 20, the State of Alaska and Vigor Industrial have reached a final agreement to construct two Alaska Class Ferries at Vigor Alaska in Ketchikan.

Long Beach Public Invited to Celebrate QM's 80th

The iconic trans-Atlantic liner Queen Mary turns 80 on September 26 and the public is invited to join a ship-wide celebration. The Queen Mary will open her gangways and ballrooms,

MM&P Hopes to Pad Ranks with Brown Water Mariners

New York Harbor Tug Boat Captains and Crews, Staten Island Ferry Workers, Circle Line and Other Tourist Boat Crews Vote on Joining New Union Uniting with the International Organization of Masters,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1174 sec (9 req/sec)