November 23, 1998
Attachment to MSC #98-33

TO: All Interested Parties
SUBJECT: PUBLIC WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS IMPLEMENTING THE HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Dear Sir/Madam:

The staff of the Air Resources Board (ARB) will be holding a second public workshop to discuss implementation of a heavy-duty engine incentive program. Governor Wilson and the legislature have authorized $25 million to fund the program, called the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program. The incentives are grants that would cover the differential cost of cleaner on-road, off-road, marine, and locomotive engines.

At the workshop we will discuss project requirements, how local air districts and port authorities can request funds to establish a local program, and other issues. Based on the input we receive at the workshop, staff will be developing proposed guidelines for program implementation. The proposed guidelines will be considered by our Board at a public hearing in February 1999.

The workshop will be held at the following date, time, and location:

Tuesday, December 8, 1998
10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
California Air Resources Board
Board Hearing Room
2020 L Street
Sacramento, California

Attached is a staff discussion paper (WP6 - 23K) or (Acrobat - 43K), which includes background information and a basic description of the program. At the workshop, we plan on discussing basic program issues in the morning, and focusing on specific project categories in the afternoon. The first draft of the evaluation criteria and calculation methodology for each specific project category were presented at the first workshop. These documents are available on our Web site at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/moyer/moyer.htm

If you have any questions or comments regarding the overall program, please contact Ms. Renee Kemena, Staff Air Pollution Specialist, Regulatory Strategy Section, at (916) 322-6921. If you have any questions pertaining to the on-road or off-road project categories, please contact Mr. Robert Nguyen, Air Resources Engineer, Regulatory Strategy Section, at (916) 327-2939. If you have any questions pertaining to the marine or locomotive project categories, please contact Ms. Lucina Negrete, Air Pollution Specialist, Regulatory Strategy Section, at (916) 327-2938.

Sincerely,
 
 
Robert H. Cross, Chief
Mobile Source Control Division

Attachment (WP6 - 23K) or (Acrobat - 43K)


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