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Kelly Sheckler EPA- Region 3 Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association June 15, 2006. What is the Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative?. Partnership between leaders from federal, state, and local government, the private sector, and environmental groups District of Columbia Delaware

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Kelly sheckler epa region 3 mid atlantic regional air management association june 15 2006

Kelly Sheckler

EPA- Region 3

Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association

June 15, 2006


What is the mid atlantic diesel collaborative
What is the Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative?

  • Partnership between leaders from federal, state, and local government, the private sector, and environmental groups

    • District of Columbia

    • Delaware

    • Maryland

    • New Jersey

    • North Carolina

    • Pennsylvania

    • Virginia

    • West Virginia

Winners in Pennsylvania’s Clean School Bus Art Contest


Mission and purpose
Missionand Purpose

  • Mission of the Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative:

    • Reduce diesel emissions to protect public health throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

    • Region 3 has identified our urban areas as priority targets for diesel emissions reductions.

    • EPA’s own analyses and other risk assessment activities have pointed to diesel exhaust as a major risk contributor affecting our densely populated neighborhoods – places where our most vulnerable and sensitive populations often reside in great numbers.

    • Similarly, many of our urban areas suffer from unacceptable levels of particulate matter and ozone.




Freight
Freight

  • -Trucks and rail travel over 200 billion vehicle miles per year in the U.S., using about 35 billion gallons of fuel.

  • -The number of commercial trucks increased 37% between 1980 and 2003.

  • -An idling truck burns nearly one gallon of diesel fuel per hour.

  • -Within the Mid-Atlantic region, over 102,467,000 tons of goods were shipped by freight trucks in 2002—the goods shipped totaled a value of over $55 billion!

  • -Heavy duty diesel trucks account for 5% of the 23 billion total vehicle miles traveled in the Baltimore area alone!

  • -Of all modes of freight transportation, trucking is by the leader in energy consumption, accounting for about 70% of the fuel used.


Ports
Ports

  • -Region 3 has some of the busiest ports in the U.S., including Baltimore, Philadelphia, Norfolk and Wilmington, DE

  • -Waterborne freight is expected to double by 2020.

  • -Nearly 80% of freight tons in U.S. foreign trade are transported by ship.

  • -Over 2 billion gallons of diesel fuel were consumed by vehicles shipping freight in and out of ports.


School bus
School Bus

  • Of the 25 million children that ride a school bus every day in the U.S., almost 2.6 million of those children go to school here in Region 3

  • -Almost 11% of all school buses in the U.S. operate for school districts in the Region 3 states

  • -Over $5 Million has been or will be spent in the next year to reduce diesel emissions from school buses—and that’s just in the Mid-Atlantic region

  • -Over 300 million Vehicles Miles were traveled in one year by school buses in Pennsylvania alone


Construction
Construction

  • There are approximately 1.8 million pieces of construction equipment being used in the U.S.

  • -A typical bulldozer engine emits as much particulate matter pollution as over 500 cars.

  • -Construction equipment can last 25 to 30 years, reducing the turnaround to newer, cleaner equipment.


Urban fleets
Urban Fleets

  • The Mid-Atlantic region includes 10 of the top 100 largest urbanized areas in the U.S., hosting municipal fleets for approximately 60,000 vehicles.

  • Urban fleets is Diversified: Waste Haulers, Fire Engines, Ambulances, Snow Removal Trucks, Transit and Para-transit Buses and Rail, Tourist Buses, Package/Delivery Trucks and more.


Mission and purpose1
Mission andPurpose

  • Purpose

    • Leverage resources and expertise to reduce diesel emissions to improve public health

    • Promote collaboration and coordination among projects within the Region.

    • Raise awareness of activities underway and the need for additional diesel emission reduction projects in the Region.


Partnership identity and outreach
Partnership,Identity and Outreach

  • The Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative has

    • Formed working partnership between MARAMA and EPA Region III

    • Stakeholders working to identify sector based stratgies and action plans

    • Education workshops

    • Outreach & recruitment to identify sustainable financial opportuntieis and partnership building


Highlights of regional efforts to date
Highlights of Regional Efforts to Date

Approximately 6,000 engines have been impacted through various strategies…

Idle reduction – 5 projects

Alternative fuels – 13 projects affecting approxmiately 1,000 vehicles

Retrofits – 65 projects ~ 3,000 engines

Policies- in all states

Approximately, 1200 tons per year of HC, 2100 tons per year of CO and 300 tons per year of PM2.5 has been reduced


Partnership identity and outreach1
Partnership,Identity and Outreach

Structure

  • Steering Committee

  • Sector Forums

    • Identify and seek funding for potential diesel emission reduction projects and share information on emission reduction technologies and funding

      • Freight

      • Ports

      • Urban Fleets

      • Construction

      • School Bus


Freight strategy
Freight Strategy

  • Short Haul Trucks

  • APUs- revolving loan programs **

  • Reefer Unit Hybrids **

  • Intermodal-transfer cargo from truck to rail/barge – coordinate with Ports Group

  • Reduce idle at Freight hubs

  • I-95 Corridor Coalition


School bus strategy
School Bus Strategy

  • Idle Reduction Campaign to School Districts—bring in partners with training and materials for other to use

  • Develop classroom curriculum on diesel reduction initiatives

  • Lessons Learned Approach-get facts and figures from already participating school districts and make a case for why retrofitting is good and how is may save a school district money. Get some statistics for the region.


Ports strategy
Ports STrategy

  • Many of the large ports in our Region are in close proximity to our city neighborhoods—places where our most vulnerable and sensitive populations often reside in great numbers.

  • The Ports stratgy is focused on reducing emissions by reducing the idling and queuing of trucks, especially drayage vehicles.

  • One of the goals of the sector is to work on gathering better emissions inventory data from the

    many ports in the Mid-Atlantic

    region.


Ports strategy1
Ports Strategy

  • Reducing idling, queuing at gates

  • Drayage trucks

  • Dredging

  • Tugs and other marine (non marine vessels)


Urban fleets strategy
Urban Fleets Strategy

  • Potential Short-term Project Ideas:

    • Work with Tour Buses (via American Bus Assoc.) on anti-idling policies and practice

    • Evaluate Toronto program (Repair the air) as model incentive program http://www.repairourair.org

    • Explore/evaluate possibility of a “smartway” like program from buses and transit

    • Use MDE’s program for wastehaulers as a model, explore a project that can be replicated in other urban areas.

  • Potential Long-term Project Ideas:

    • Tax incentive programs for retrofits

    • Considering other kinds of fleets

    • Conducting outreach to other associations


Construction strategy
Construction Strategy

  • Expedition of Verification Process (EPA – HQ)

  • Technology Demonstration Projects (FuelTex, Emissions Advantage, Inc.)

  • Cement trucks- explore idling times/demo project

  • Highway Construction Retrofits-meet with MPO’s to explore opportunties to work on certain large construction projects, i.e., ICC

  • SIP/Conformity Credit Project- construction retrofit


Past funding
Past Funding

  • 2005 National Clean Diesel Campaign Grants

    • $7.5 M for Clean School Bus.

      • 37 grants awarded nationally

      • 6 in Region 3

    • $1.1 for ports & construction.

      • 10 grants awarded nationally

      • 1 Port project in Philadelphia awarded

  • 2005 SmartWay Transportation

    • $5 M for idle reduction demonstration projects.

      • 5 grants awarded nationally

      • 1 in PA awarded

  • FY06 budget

    • $5 Million for National Clean Diesel Campaign

    • $7 Million for Clean School Bus grants

    • Funding will be distributed through EPA’s Regional Clean Diesel Collaborative network

  • FY07 budget

    • President requested $50 million to support clean diesel activity


Future funding
Future Funding

  • Authorized Funding – Energy Bill

    Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA)

    • $1Billion over 5 years

    • Expect to fund 150-200 projects

    • 70% of the funds to be distributed by EPA in National Grants and Loans

    • 20% of the funds to establish State grant/loan programs

    • An optional 10% of the funds can be used to increase state allocations for

      states that match federal funds

      Fleet Modernization

    • $100 M over 3 years (focus on ports)

      Clean School Bus

    • $110 M over 2 years with more funds thru FY2010

    • Expect to fund 40 - 75 projects

      Idle Reduction

    • $140M over 3 years for idle reduction


Future funding1
Future Funding

  • Transportation Bill -

    • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ)

      • Priority for diesel retrofits in construction

      • In partnership with DOT, EPA must provide guidance to states on effectiveness of technologies and strategies

      • $1.4 billion per year for 6 years


Future activities
Future Activities

  • Emissions Calculation Workshop

  • Joint NE/MADC collaboaritve Funding Workshop

  • Steering committee Meeting

  • Construction Workshop

  • Outreach Campaign


Cleaner Air

A Healthier Environment

Reduced Diesel Emissions…


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