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Carl Moyer Program

 Lower Emission  Heavy Duty Engines

The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program) is named after Dr. Carl Moyer in recognition of his work in the air quality field.  This program is designed to provide grants for the incremental cost of new low-emission heavy-duty engines and low-emission retrofit technologies.  

The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program provides incentive grants for cleaner-than-required engines, equipment and other sources of pollution providing early or extra emission reductions. Eligible projects include cleaner on-road, off-road, marine, locomotive and agricultural sources. The program achieves near-term reductions in emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and reactive organic gas (ROG) which are necessary for California to meet its clean air commitments under the State Implementation Plan. NOx and ROG combine in the presence of sunlight to form ozone (smog), while PM, a component of diesel exhaust, has been identified as a toxic air contaminant by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

 The California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) also provides incentive grants to eligible projects through their Rural Assistance Program (RAP), which is generated from left over funds from the Carl Moyer Program. The RAP has the ability to fund all projects listed that the Colusa County Air Pollution Control District (CCAPCD) cannot, which include on-road, off-road, marine, and locomotive projects. 

2010 / 2011 Carl Moyer Program Summary 

The CCAPCD first implemented the Carl Moyer Program in the 2001/2002 fiscal year. The District has funded a total of 122 projects over the past nine years for a total amount of $1,863,823 which includes projects from both the Carl Moyer Program and the Rural Assistance Program. 

December 7, 2010: The Air District Governing Board approves and authorizes the application to administer the Year 13 Carl Moyer Program. The District is now accepting applications for the Year 13 Carl Moyer Program and will continue to accept them until May 31, 2011. 

January 26, 2010: The Air District Governing Board approves and authorizes the application to administer the Year 12 Carl Moyer Program. 

August 12, 2010: The Air District is awarded $200,000.00 for potential projects from the ARB for eligible stationary / portable diesel agricultural engines. The Year 12 Carl Moyer Grant funds have been fully expended.

Stationary and Portable Agricultural Engines

Applicants, which include both private and public entities, may request Carl Moyer Program funds for new purchases, repowers, and/or retrofit projects for stationary or portable agricultural engines. Applications can be obtained in the Permits and Forms webpage or are available at the Air District office located at 100 Sunrise Blvd, Suite A-3, Colusa, Ca 95932. 

New Purchase: Applicants may request funding for the incremental cost of a new irrigation pump engine, only applicable for electric motor purchases. 

Repower: Applicants may request funding for the incremental cost for the replacement of an existing engine with a new, emission-certified diesel engine or electric motor. Electric motor projects now include funding for necessary peripheral equipment (i.e.; control panel, motor leads, service pole with guy wire, and connecting electric line from the meter [up to 150 ft]). 

Retrofit: Applicants may request funding for the incremental cost of the installation of a verified emission control system on an existing engine, (i.e.; diesel particulate filters).

Carl Moyer Program Procedures 

The Carl Moyer Program, along with the CCAPCD staff, must follow certain guidelines in order for a project to be eligible for funding. Those that do not follow these guidelines will be eliminated from the Program and will not be eligible for funding. 

Application Process: All applications are due by May 31, 2013. Applications received after this date will not be eligible for funding for the Year 13 funds. Projects will be selected based on their cost-effectiveness, which cannot go beyond $16,000 per weighted ton. Those selected for funding will receive a letter confirming their eligibility in the Carl Moyer Program and the applicant must confirm or deny their participation in the Program. 

Project Process: Once the project has been confirmed, the District and the accepted applicant or grantee will enter into a contract. The contract will specify the rules and regulations the grantee and the Air District must follow as well as the life of the project, which is set at seven (7) years for both diesel and electric projects. When the contract has been fully executed by all parties, the grantee will be allowed to order the new engine/motor that was listed on the application.

Inspection Process: The Carl Moyer Program requires that a pre and post-inspection be performed before the project is considered complete. The pre-inspection will consist of the Carl Moyer Administrator verifying that the information on the existing engine is the same information listed on the application. The Administrator will also verify that the existing engine is fully operational by witnessing a start-up. The post-inspection will be performed after the project has been fully completed and the new engine/motor has been installed. The Administrator will verify that the new engine or motor is fully operational by witnessing a start-up, as well as witness the destruction of the existing engine. The Carl Moyer Program requires that the existing engine be permanently destroyed and made certain that it will never operate again. The District requires that a hole, approximately 4 inches in diameter, be placed through the block of the existing engine. Once all the inspections have been completed and all the proper documents have been received, the District will request the eligible funds.

Funding Process: The funds will be eligible once the project has been fully completed and the District has received the funds from the California Air Resources Board. A claim form will be issued to the grantee to sign for the amount the project was granted and sent to the Board of Supervisors (aka Air District Governing Board). The Board will approve the funds to be allocated and a check will be issued to the grantee. The Board of Supervisors meets twice a month and the time frame for final payment may be delayed based on the Board schedule. 

Documents Required: The Air District requires certain documents be received in order to meet full compliance of the Program. During the application process the District requires a completed application, two itemized vendor quotes for the new engine or motor, and a W-9 form. Once the project has been fully completed, the District requires a copy of the original itemized invoice to assure proper payment is received. Also, an annual reporting form will be issued each year the project is under contract and must be turned into the District by a specified date. A Notice of Violation and/or monetary fines may be issued if the annual reporting forms are not received by the District.

Contact Information 

For more information regarding the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program, please visit www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/moyer/moyer.htm or contact Casey Ryan at 530-458-0583. 

For more information regarding the Rural Assistance Program and to obtain applications, please visit www.capcoa.org

 

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