2013 Michigan Clean Diesel Project Partner Solicitation

Clean Energy Coalition, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is seeking public- or private-sector project partners for the 2012 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Clean Diesel Grant Program. This competitive grant of up to $200,000 will be awarded in January, 2013. Clean Energy Coalition will write the grant proposal and administer the project funds, if awarded. By completing the information below, you will provide Clean Energy Coalition with the information needed to select a project partner. Vehicles and/or infrastructure must be operable by December 2013. Preference will be given to partners that can contribute matching funds for the project. Please submit your responses no later than 5:00 pm on November 21, 2012. Partners will be notified by November 27th. Partners must then provide a letter of commitment, detailed fleet information, and staff bios by November 30, 2012. Clean Energy Coalition will submit the completed grant application to the Michigan DEQ by the December 3rd deadline. To review the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Request for Proposals, please visit http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3310-198413--,00.html To learn more about Clean Energy Coalition and its projects, please visit www.cec-mi.org.
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Eligible Projects

Grant projects must include the application of a diesel emissions reduction solution that is an emission control technology that has been verified by either the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) or California Air Resources Board (CARB). Examples of USEPA or CARB-verified emission control technologies include: Exhaust Control Technologies include pollution control devices installed in the exhaust system (such as oxidation catalysts and particulate matter filters), or systems that include crankcase emission control (like a closed crankcase filtration system). This funding can cover up to 100% of the cost (labor and equipment) for an eligible emission control Idle Reduction Technologies (i.e. auxillary power units and generator sets). Funding can cover up to 50% of the cost (labor and equipment) of eligible verified idle reduction technologies on locomotives. Funding can cover up to 25% of the cost (labor and equipment) of eligible shore connection systems and electrified parking spaces. The DEQ will not fund stand-alone idle reduction technologies, except for use on locomotives, shore connection systems, or truck stop electrification technologies, as discussed above. This funding can cover up to 100% of the cost (labor and equipment) for all other eligible, verified idle reduction technologies, only if the technology is combined on the same vehicle with a new eligible verified exhaust control. For this RFP, auxiliary power units (APUs) and generators are not eligible for vehicles with 2007 model year or newer certified engine configurations on long haul Class 8 vehicles. Please note that APUs and generators are eligible for installation on long haul Class 8 vehicles with 2006 model year and older certified engine configurations. For a complete list of eligible technologies, go to www.epa.gov/smartway/technology/idling.htm. Engine Repower (i.e. replacement with new or cleaner engine and scrappage of old engine). refers to replacing an existing engine with a newer, cleaner engine that is certified to a more stringent set of engine emission standards. Repower includes, but is not limited to, diesel engine replacement with an engine certified for use with a cleaner fuel and/or the replacement of a non-road engine with a highway engine. In order for a repower to be eligible, the repowered vehicle, engine or equipment must continue to perform the same function as before the repower. The USEPA suggests that the application also indicate the pre- and post- project standard emission levels of the engines to be repowered, in order to ensure that the repower will result in a net emissions reduction. This funding can cover up to 50% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible engine repower. Engine Upgrades involve the removal of parts on a certified engine configuration and replacement with parts that cause the engine to represent an engine configuration which is certified to meet more stringent federal emission standards. Funding can cover up to 50% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible non-road, locomotive or marine engine upgrade. Funding can cover up to 50% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible on-highway alternative fuel conversion. NOTE: Certified alternative fuel conversions are the only type of engine upgrade eligible for on-highway engines. Vehicle and Equipment Replacements are eligible under this program if they are newer, cleaner vehicles and equipment that operate on diesel or alternative fuels and use engines certified by USEPA and, if applicable, CARB to meet a more stringent set of engine emission standards. The replacement vehicle/equipment must be of the same type and similar gross vehicle weight rating or horsepower as the vehicle/equipment being replaced (e.g., a 300 horsepower bulldozer is replaced by a bulldozer of similar horsepower). The replacement vehicle/equipment must perform the same function as the vehicle/equipment that is being replaced (e.g., an excavator used to dig pipelines would be replaced by an excavator that continues to dig pipelines). This funding can cover the incremental cost of a newer, cleaner vehicle or piece of equipment powered by a 2011 model year or newer certified non-road engine, up to 25% of the cost of an eligible replacement vehicle/equipment. This funding can cover the incremental cost of a newer, cleaner vehicle or piece of equipment, powered by an engine certified to the 2011 model year or newer standards for highway heavy-duty engines, up to 25% of the cost of an eligible replacement vehicle/equipment that is equipped with a particulate filter and meets regulatory requirements for vehicles or equipment manufactured in 2011 or later. This funding can cover up to 50% of the cost of eligible drayage trucks. Aerodynamic technologies (i.e. long haul truck side skirts, hoods, etc). The DEQ will not fund stand-alone aerodynamic technologies or low rolling resistance tires. This funding, however, can cover up to 100% of the cost (labor and equipment) for verified aerodynamic technologies or verified low rolling resistance tires installed on long haul Class 8 trucks, if combined on the same vehicle with the new installation of one or more of the verified exhaust controls. Note: Low rolling resistance tires are not eligible for funding where these types of tires have already been installed on the truck. Cleaner Fuels include, but are not limited to, biodiesel, diesel emulsions, or additives verified by the USEPA or CARB, compressed natural gas, propane and other certified alternative fuels. For new or expanded use of a cleaner fuel, this funding can cover the cost differential between the cleaner fuel and conventional diesel fuel.


Is the current vehicle or equipment type listed above?
Is the current vehicle or equipment operational?
Is the current vehicle or equipment located in Michigan?

The existing vehicle has at least 3 years of useful life remaining before it would be retired under typical circumstances.
New vehicles/equipment purchased will not expand the fleet.
The existing vehicle/equipment will be scrapped or rendered permanently disabled (replacement only)

Can you complete this project by December 15, 2013
Do you understand that the award is a reimbursement grant and that invoices for all work must be paid by the applicant then submitted to CEC by December 31, 2012 for reimbursement?
Will you operate the vehicle/equipment in Michigan for at least 5 years after the project is completed?











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