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
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
2010 / 2011 Carl Moyer Program
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
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,
January 26, 2010: The Air District Governing Board
approves and authorizes the application to administer the Year 12 Carl
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
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
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.
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