TCEQ Accepting TERP Applications

September 28, 2010

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Texas Emissions Reduction Plan program is now accepting applications for two types of grants designed to reduce air pollution:

  • Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants fund replacement, repowering or retrofitting of heavy-duty vehicles, equipment, marine vessels, locomotives, and other engines to reduce NOx emissions. Approximately $60 million is available for these grants in this round. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 20, 2009.
  • Rebate grant funding of $30 million is available for replacement or repowering of on-road and non-road diesel vehicles and equipment. Applications for rebates will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2009, or until all funding has been distributed.

Since 2002, when the program began, TERP projects have reduced an estimated 150,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, a component of ground-level ozone. For detailed information on how to apply and informational workshops, go to www.terpgrants.org or call toll-free at 1-800-919-TERP (8377). Owners of eligible vehicles and equipment that operate in counties in the nonattainment or near-nonattainment areas for national ambient air quality standards are eligible for funding. Eligible counties for this round of funding are:

Austin area: Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson

Beaumont-Port Arthur area: Hardin, Jefferson, Orange

Dallas-Ft. Worth area: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller

San Antonio area: Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson

Tyler-Longview area: Gregg, Harrison, Rusk, Smith, Upshur

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