The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District received more than $88 million in Cap and Trade funds from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the air district reported on January 22, 2018.
The largest portion of the $80 million, will be used to support programs to help farmers, truck drivers and businesses replace heavy-polluting trucks, diesel equipment and school buses with low- or zero-emission vehicles and equipment.
The funds also will be used in the District’s implementation of AB 617, which requires the state CARB and air districts to come up with additional plans to report, monitor and reduce emissions.
The specific projects may include:
• Heavy-duty diesel agricultural equipment (tractor) replacement
• Medium- and heavy-duty on-road truck replacement with zero/near-zero emission technology
• Heavy-duty emergency vehicle replacement of diesel with natural gas technology
• Agricultural irrigation pump replacement/electrification and associated infrastructure
• Agricultural zero-emission utility vehicle deployment/replacement
• Alternative fuel infrastructure (fueling stations)
• Locomotive (line-haul, short haul, switcher) replacement with cleaner diesel/hybrid/zero-emission technology
• Yard truck replacement with zero-emission technology
• Forklift/cargo handling equipment replacement with zero/near-zero emission technology
• School bus replacement with zero/near-zero emission technology