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Nevada receives more than $300,000 from EPA to improve air quality

Posted: 1:16 PM, Jan 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-31 21:16:36Z

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Nevada Clean Diesel Program, was awarded Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant funds from the U.S. EPA to reduce nitrogen oxides and particulate matter discharged from older diesel-powered vehicles and equipment.

The NDEP’s Nevada Clean Diesel Program began in 2008 as the Nevada School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Program. The initial goals of the program were: 1) to reduce the exposure of school-age children to particulate matter and other harmful components of diesel exhaust emissions from school buses, and 2) to improve and maintain air quality in communities across Nevada through particulate matter emission reductions. 

In 2012 the scope of the Clean Diesel Program expanded to include municipal public works fleets; however, school bus emissions continued to be a priority for the program and several school bus replacement projects have been funded in recent years.