TERP Awards Over $558,000 to Clean the Air
Texas has awarded over $558,000 in rebates to 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 55.9 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from polluting North Texas skies. To date TERP has awarded over $3 million to local companies to help them reduce 325 tons of pollution.
“We commend these small business owners for doing their part to help clean the air in North Texas one engine at a time,” said Leslie Rauscher, EPA Project Manager.
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 as a way 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
Dicky J. Brown $ 59,735 5.97
J. D. Jacobs, Jr. $218,609 21.9
Bob C. Beakley $ 62,439 6.24
Carl Davidson $107,199 10.7
Chris Miller $110,645 11.1
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