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Grant Solicitation for the Off-Road Mobile Agricultural Equipment Trade-Up

The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) is pleased to announce its Grant Solicitation for the Off-Road Mobile Agricultural Equipment Trade-Up Pilot Project in the San JoaquinValley (Trade-Up Pilot Project).   The solicitation includes the option for a new Grant Agreement for the 2017-18 fiscal year.Funding of up to $3,000,000 for this project was approved by the Board in October 2016 as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 17 Funding Plan for Low Carbon Transportation Investments and the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).

The Trade-Up Pilot Project is a sequential and necessary step for CARB to assess the feasibility of a new, multi-step type of equipment incentive intended for owners of high emitting mobile agricultural equipment in the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin that may not qualify for existing voluntary incentive funding, and for which new equipment purchases are not practical.

This competitive solicitation is open to California-based public entities.The Grantee (applicant) may subcontract with public, private or California-based non profit organizations.  The Grant Solicitation and all associated documents may be found on CARB's webpage at:

 https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.arb.ca.gov_msprog_aqip_solicitations.htm&d=DQIFAw&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=1MXVGHGOlF2n06-rtzaTXgKs83zNL70e0ViEuv6sA_Q&m=FO6kgFjAYaKbHtLvIigu2cGD4aUFx8993jdWjNaxRiQ&s=PD9BqORQJJjCPfbkk8mcVE4_bqCSXj-e_nxmN8t8FFg&e=

Applications are due to CARB by 5:00 p.m. (PST), Friday, April 21, 2017. CARB will hold an Applicant Teleconference to answer questions regarding this Grant Solicitation on Friday, April 14, 2017.  It will provide an opportunity for potential applicants to ask clarifying questions regarding general application requirements.

The Applicant Teleconference will be held on the following date and time:

Date:                          Friday, April 14, 2017

Time:                         10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (PST)

*Call-in Number:        1-877-934-7128

*Passcode:                56290

*Note: Call-in numbers and passcodes may change.  Should a change occur, the new call-in number and passcode will be listed on CARB's webpage at:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.arb.ca.gov_msprog_aqip_meetings.htm&d=DQIFAw&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=1MXVGHGOlF2n06-rtzaTXgKs83zNL70e0ViEuv6sA_Q&m=FO6kgFjAYaKbHtLvIigu2cGD

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Potential applicants are encouraged to confirm the call-in number and passcode by visiting the listed website prior to each teleconference. Written questions may be emailed to Ms. Erin Uchida at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5:00 p.m. (PST), Thursday, April 13, 2017.  The questions and answers from the Applicant Teleconference and any questions received via email will be posted on the CARB webpage at 

 https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.arb.ca.gov_msprog_aqip_solicitations.htm&d=DQIFAw&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=1MXVGHGOlF2n06-rtzaTXgKs83zNL70e0ViEuv6sA_Q&m=FO6kgFjAYaKbHtLvIigu2cGD4aUFx8993jdWjNaxRiQ&s=4cTczzxpPHh08ZvnPH-iAXGV7OVKbBFs784_zOaKTG0&e

CARB will not respond to questions regarding this solicitation after the Applicant Teleconference has taken place.

The grant solicitation and all associated documents may be found on CARB's webpage at:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.arb.ca.gov_msprog_aqip_solicitations.htm&d=DQIFAw&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=1MXVGHGOlF2n06-rtzaTXgKs83zNL70e0ViEuv6sA_Q&m=FO6kgFjAYaKbHtLvIigu2cGD4aUFx8993jdWjNaxRiQ&s=PD9BqORQJJjCPfbkk8mcVE4_bqCSXj-e_nxmN8t8FFg&e

For more information about Low Carbon Investments and the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), please visit:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.arb.ca.gov_msprog_aqip_aqip.htm&d=DQIFAw&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=1MXVGHGOlF2n06-rtzaTXgKs83zNL70e0ViEuv6sA_Q&m=FO6kgFjAYaKbHtLvIigu2cGD4aUFx8993j 

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For more information about the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Funding Plan for the Air Quality Improvement Program and Low Carbon Transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Investments, please go to:

  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.arb.ca.gov_msprog_aqip_fundplan_fundplan.htm&d=DQIFAw&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=1MXVGHGOlF2n06-rtzaTXgKs83zNL70e0ViEuv6sA_Q&m=FO6kgFjAYaKbHtLvIigu2cGD4aUFx8993jdWjNaxRiQ&s=gRMe-9cIOLNowHEemqkiFO2p60o2cxbJRh8Eiyp3uc0&e

Forklift Fleet Labeling and Reporting Regulation effective June 30, 2017

Initial reporting is required by June 30, 2017.  Fleets acquired after June 30th have 60 days to report.   

In 2006, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted, and later amended in 2010 and 2016, new regulations to reduce emissions from existing fleets operating large spark-ingnited (LSI) engine powered equipment. Only forklifts, floor scrubbers and sweepers, airport ground support equipment (GSE), and industrial tow tractors with LSI engines of 25 horsepower (19 kilowatt) or greater, and greater than 1.0 liter displacement, including electric equipment are subject to the regulation.  

What are the reporting and labeling requirements?

  • Report all equipment subject to a Fleet Average Emission Level (FAEL) beginning June 30, 2017 and until June 30, 2023;
  • Label of each piece of equipment subject to a FAEL beginning June 30, 2017 and until June 30, 2023; and
  • Maintain records until June 30, 2023

Equipment is reported into DOORS. DOORS is an on-line reporting system that has been used for many years by fleets that own and operate diesel off - road equipment.

ARB has expanded DOORS to include a portal for LSI equipment which may be accessed at:

https://ssl.arb.ca.gov/ssldoors/doors_reporting/doors_login.html

If fleets are unable to access the on-line reporting tool, they should contact ARB by phone at 1-877-59-DOORS (1-877-593-6677), or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


A list of label vendors is available at:

www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/ordiesel/labelvendors.htm .

Click here for more information.   

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