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Goods Movement Emission Reduction Funding Program (Proposition 1B) Locomotives

OVERVIEW:
On February 5, 2016, South Coast AQMD released a Program Announcement to solicit applications for eligible locomotive projects for the Proposition 1B – Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program.  Approximately $22.5 million in funding is expected to be available to South Coast AQMD for owners of diesel-powered freight locomotives to upgrade to cleaner technologies. 
 
Applications are no longer being accepted for locomotive projects. 
To be considered for funding, applications must have been submitted by 4:00 PM on March 31, 2016.

STEPS TO APPLY:
Applications are no longer being accepted for locomotive projects. 
To be considered for funding, applications must have been submitted by 4:00 PM on March 31, 2016.

Applications are no longer being accepted for locomotive projects.  To be considered for funding, applications must have been submitted by 4:00 PM on March 31, 2016.

Form A1 (PDF, 137KB) - General Application (Required for all applicants)

Project Type

Forms to Complete

Switcher Locomotive 

Form B1 (PDF, 159KB) for each switcher included in the application

Medium Horsepower Locomotive

Form B2 (PDF, 159KB) for each locomotive included in the application

Line-Haul Locomotive

Form B3 (PDF, 157KB) for each locomotive included in the application













Business Request Forms (Attachments 1-5 are required to be completely filled out for each applicant):

 

The Program will provide partial funding for eligible projects involving the replacement or retrofit of an uncontrolled, or Tier 0 through Tier 2 locomotive with a new engine or alternative technology certified to meet the U.S. EPA Tier 4 emission standards.  If the old equipment is banned from California operation instead of scrapped, then the funding amount will be reduced by 20%.

Below are the maximum funding amounts for the different project options:

Option 1: Switcher Locomotive (1,006 to 2,300 hp)

Class I, Class II, and Class III Railroads with minimum usage of 20,000 gallons/year:

Year Project is Operational

Funding Amount

2016

85% up to $2,125,000

2017

80% up to $2,000,000

2018

75% up to $1,875,000

Class III Railroads with minimum usage of 10,000 to 19,999 gallons/year:

Year Project is Operational

Funding Amount

2016

85% up to $1,062,500

2017

80% up to $1,000,000

2018

75% up to $937,500


Option 2: Medium Horsepower Locomotive (2,301 to 4,000 hp)

Class I, Class II, and Class III Railroads with minimum usage of 20,000 gallons/year:

Year Project is Operational

Funding Amount

2016

85% up to $2,550,000

2017

80% up to $2,400,000

2018

75% up to $2,250,000

Class III Railroads with minimum usage of 10,000 to 19,999 gallons/year:

Year Project is Operational

Funding Amount

2016

85% up to $1,227,500

2017

80% up to $1,200,000

2018

75% up to $1,125,000

Option 3: Line-Haul Locomotive (4,001 hp and higher)

  • 90% to 100% California Operation:

    Year Project is Operational

    Funding Amount

    2016

    85% up to $2,550,000

    2017

    80% up to $2,400,000

    2018

    75% up to $2,250,000

     

  • 75% California Operation:

    Year Project is Operational

    Funding Amount

    2016

    70% up to $2,100,000

    2017

    65% up to $1,950,000

    2018

    60% up to $1,800,000

     

  • 50% California Operation:

    Year Project is Operational

    Funding Amount

    2016

    45% up to $1,350,000

    2017

    40% up to $1,20,000

    2018

    35% up to $1,050,000

     

  • 30% California Operation:

    Year Project is Operational

    Funding Amount

    2016

    25% up to $750,000

    2017

    20% up to $600,000

    2018

    15% up to $450,000

Option 4: Locomotive Emissions Capture and Control System (Contact South Coast AQMD for more information)

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Equipment owner must demonstrate/certify:

  • Operation or equivalent locomotive horsepower operation in California for the past 2 years,

  • For switchers and medium horsepower locomotives: at least 50% operation or equivalent locomotive horsepower operation within the four California trade corridors for the past 2 years,

  • For line haul locomotives: a majority of the minimum percentage operation or equivalent locomotive horsepower operation within the four California trade corridors for the past 2 years,

  • There are no outstanding CARB violations or non-compliance with CARB regulations associated with the equipment or the owner,

  • Estimated diesel fuel usage of 20,000 gallons or equivalent per year or greater for Class 1 or Class II railroads for the past 2 years,

  • Estimated diesel fuel usage of 10,000 gallons or equivalent per year or greater for Class III railroads for the past 2 years,

  • Exclude any Program-funded equipment from the compliance calculations for the 1998 agreement for locomotives operating in the South Coast Air Basin for the duration of the project life (applicable to Union Pacific and BNSF Railway only).

USEFUL RESOURCES:

For complete Program requirements, please refer to the latest 2015 Update to the Program Guidelines, the related Supplemental Procedures, and any additional information listed on the CARB Program website at www.arb.ca.gov/gmbondLink to external website., contact Greg Ushijima at the South Coast Air Quality Management District for guidance at (909) 396-3301 or gushijima@aqmd.gov.

 

South Coast AQMD Board Actions Regarding Prop. 1B Awards and Rank Lists:

Year 5

July 8, 2016 Board Letter

G14GMLL1 Locomotive Rank List
(PDF, 39KB)

Year 2

June 4, 2010 Board Letter

G08GMLL1 Locomotive Rank List
(PDF, 20KB)

Year 1

December 2, 2011 Board Letter

G07GMLL1 Locomotive Rank List
(PDF, 5KB)


For additional information or questions concerning the Prop 1B Program, please contact the South Coast AQMD Project Officer, Greg Ushijima at 909-396-3301 or gushijima@aqmd.gov.

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