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Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program

Intent or Criteria: The $1 billion Proposition 1B:  Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (Program) is a partnership between the State Air Resources Board (ARB) and local agencies (like air districts and seaports) to quickly reduce air pollution emissions and health risk from freight movement along California's trade corridors (map).  Local agencies apply to ARB for funding, then those agencies offer financial incentives to owners of equipment used in freight movement to upgrade to cleaner technologies.  Projects funded under this Program must achieve early or extra emission reductions not otherwise required by law or regulation.

Guidelines:  2013 Program Guidelines; February 2013 Revised Supplemental Procedures for Ships at Berth and Cargo Handling Equipment Projects.

Project List:  FY2011-12 (Year 3), FY2008-09 (Year 2), and FY2007-08 (Year 1) funds awarded to local agencies for projects to upgrade trucks, locomotives, and harbor craft, plus install electrical infrastructure for ships at berth and truck stop/distribution centers.

Program Status:  ARB has awarded $718 million to 9 local agencies over multiple fiscal years. The status of each grant is summarized on the attached June 2014 semi-annual update for the Department of Finance.

Administrative Agency:  California Environmental Protection Agency / Air Resources Board.

Recipient Agencies:  ARB awarded funds to local agencies, including air districts and seaports.

Accountability Plan:  The Department of Finance approved ARB's three-part accountability structure for this Program, required by Executive Order S-02-07, in February 2008.

Current Activities

Additional Time for 1st Solicitation “Good Faith Effort” Large Fleets to Pass Their Compliance Checks

ARB is providing additional time, until April 2, 2014, for the following “Good Faith Effort” large fleets to pass their compliance check:

Fleet Owners who–
  • Have LARGE fleets (4 or more trucks);
  • Submitted a Proposition 1B application to a local agency between August 26, 2013 and October 10, 2013 – the 1st Proposition 1B truck solicitation;
  • Have registered in TRUCRS and are claiming “Good Faith Effort”;
  • Have not yet passed a compliance check because they were identified as a “Good Faith Effort” large fleet during their initial compliance check; and
  • Can bring their fleet into compliance by April 2, 2014, without claiming “Good Faith Effort”.
Click here for additional information: Large Fleet GFE Flexibility

To request another compliance check please contact your local agency by April 2nd, 2014. Contact information is provided below: To receive the most up-to-date information on Proposition 1B, please sign up for our list serve: gmbond


When can I use my Proposition 1B-funded truck for compliance?

Equipment previously funded by Proposition 1B may now be eligible for compliance with the Statewide Truck and Bus Regulation. Allowable Use of Equipment (revised July 16, 2014) summarizes the allowable use of previously Proposition 1B-funded equipment for fleet compliance with the Regulation, dependent on when the equipment became operational.

When can I apply for Proposition 1B funding?

No Proposition 1B solicitations are currently open. To receive information on future Proposition 1B funding opportunities, please sign up for our list serve gmbond. To learn about other financial incentives for heavy-duty trucks, please visit the Truck Stop.


Resources 

2013 Truck Solicitations

On July 25, 2013, the Board approved funding awards to eligible local and State agencies for FY2013-14 (Year 4) funds. The local agencies solicited applications from truck owners for these new grants beginning August 2013 under the First Truck Solicitation and October 2013 for the Second Truck Solicitation, which closed December 12, 2013.

Under the Second Truck Solicitation, eligible small truck fleets (1-3 trucks) could apply for FY2013-14 (Year 4) funds and the eligible engine model years were expanded to include engine model years 2006 and older. Large fleets could also apply during this solicitation. Local agency contact information and information for the 2013 Truck Solicitations are posted below.

Local Agency Contact Information for Questions about your Application

Second Truck Solicitation Information (Closed December 12, 2013)

  • Program Hints and Tips includes information to assist equipment owners in applying for Program funds to upgrade their truck and to maintain eligibility during the Second Truck Solicitation.
  • Class 8 Funding Chart includes information to assist equipment owners of Class 8 trucks with their options for selecting an eligible replacement engine/truck, including funding amounts.
  • Class 7 Funding Chart includes information to assist equipment owners of Class 7 trucks with their options for selecting an eligible replacement engine/truck, including funding amounts.
  • Class 6 Funding Chart includes information to assist equipment owners of Class 6 trucks with their options for selecting an eligible replacement engine/truck, including funding amounts.
  • 2-for-1 Funding Chart includes information to assist equipment owners of two Class 6-8 trucks with their options for selecting a single eligible replacement engine/truck, including funding amounts.

First Truck Solicitation Information (Closed October 10, 2013)

  • Program Hints and Tips includes information to assist equipment owners in applying for Program funds to upgrade their truck and to maintain eligibility during the First Truck Solicitation.
  • TRUCRS Hints and Tips includes information to assist equipment owners with the Statewide Truck and Bus Rule reporting requirements in TRUCRS.
  • TRUCRS Compliance Status Hints and Tips includes information to assist equipment owners on how to provide documentation that shows they are in compliance with ARB regulations at the time of submitting their application for Program funds.
  • Class 8 Funding Chart includes information to assist equipment owners of Class 8 trucks with their options for selecting an eligible replacement engine/truck, including funding amounts.
  • Class 7 Funding Chart includes information to assist equipment owners of Class 7 trucks with their options for selecting an eligible replacement engine/truck, including funding amounts.
  • Class 6 Funding Chart includes information to assist equipment owners of Class 6 trucks with their options for selecting an eligible replacement engine/truck, including funding amounts.
  • 2-for-1 Funding Chart includes information to assist equipment owners of two Class 6-8 trucks with their options for selecting a single eligible replacement engine/truck, including funding amounts.

Program Guidance and Program Requirements

Technical Tools and Documents

ARB Executive Orders certifying new truck engines to show compliance with Program requirements for FY2013-14 (Year 4) funds.
  • The following FY2013-14 (Year 4) Project Benefits Calculators will estimate the emission reductions and bond cost-effectiveness of proposed projects:

Forms for Local Agencies

ARB Program Contacts

  • Sign up for our list serve gmbond for meetings notices and updates.
  • Email us at: gmbond@arb.ca.gov.
  • Call the Goods Movement Information Line at (916) 44-GOODS (444-6637).
  • ARB Liaison to each trade corridor:

    • Bay Area:  Ajay Mangat/ Kim Wells
    • Central Valley:  Mario Cruz/ Deep Ghosh
    • Los Angeles/ Inland Empire:  Melissa Niederreiter/ Jenny Wu
    • San Diego/ Border:  Luis Woodhouse

Local Agency Webpage Links

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