May 1, 2013
On 10 April 2013 the Diesel Technology Forum announced a proposed 70 percent reduction in funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) in the Obama Administration’s 2014 budget. The cut “will nearly decimate one of the nation’s most successful clean air programs”, according to Allen Schaeffer , Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum..
The 2014 budget proposal would reduce DERA funding from $20 million in FY 2013 to $6 million in 2014. The landmark DERA grant program was originally authorized as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to fund upgrades and modernize the oldest, higher-emitting diesel engines, complementing the stringent emissions standards EPA set for new diesel engines beginning in 2007. The program has evolved to also include deployment of many fuel-saving technologies as well.
The bipartisan Diesel Emissions Reduction Act has allowed communities in all 50 states to upgrade older diesel school and transit buses, commercial trucks, locomotives and other equipment with modern and cleaner diesel engines and emissions filters.
What this means to you
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding will limit funds for upgrades and modernizations of high-emitting diesel engines.
MIRATECH can help
Contact MIRATECH to discuss how our oxidation catalysts, diesel particulate filters (DPF), and SCR catalysts can keep your diesel engine in compliance.