TERP Awards Over $430,000 to Help Clean the Air
Texas has awarded over $430,000 in rebates to four North Texas-based companies to replace four aging diesel vehicles under the Texas Emissions Reduction Program (TERP). By upgrading to newer, less polluting vehicles these companies will prevent a combined total of 43 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from polluting North Texas skies. To date TERP has awarded over $2.5 million to local companies to help them reduce 269.2 tons of pollution.
“Each eligible company or local government that participates in TERP brings us one engine closer to our goal of replacing 4,500 older diesel vehicles and equipment,” said Leslie Rauscher, EPA Project Manager. "TERP is a great tool for our business community to use.”
The $30 million allocated to the rebate grants under this funding cycle has been awarded, but there is still time to apply for the $110 million in Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG). The application deadline is April 11, 2008. Individual application assistance is available at local TERP Community Help Desks. For information, visit www.terpgrants.org or call (800) 919-8377.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working with the Texas Commission
on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and a host of other North Texas partners to encourage businesses to replace older trucks and equipment to improve air quality in DFW. The TERP serves as a national model for replacing and retrofitting older diesel engines. The TCEQ manages the TERP program, approved by the Texas Legislature.
Rebate Recipients Award Tons of NOx Removed
Agustin Ortiz $111,793 11.2
Alejandro Cortes $110,645 11.1
Antonio Banda $111,793 11.2
Billy W. Dodson $ 94,844 9.5
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