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Utah Clean Diesel Program

Utah Clean Diesel Program LogoThe Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, offers incentives for fleet owners to voluntarily reduce emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines through the Utah Clean Diesel Program. There are multiple funding opportunities available for certain eligible vehicles/equipment detailed below. Government and private fleet operators are encouraged to apply.

Eligible Vehicles and Equipment

On-Highway, Class 5-8 Diesel Vehicles, Engine Model Years 2009 and Older

  • School, Shuttle, and Transit Buses ($1.3 million is available for eligible diesel school bus replacements to all-electric)
  • Medium-Heavy-Duty or Heavy-Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks ($6.3 million is available for eligible Class 5-8 heavy-duty diesel trucks)

Nonroad Diesel Equipment

Approximately $1.7 million is Available for Eligible Nonroad Projects

  • Unregulated to Tier 2+ Locomotives (switcher, line-haul, commuter rail)
  • <50 – 751+ horsepower Nonroad Engines or Equipment, engine model years 1986+ -used in:
    • Construction;
    • Handling of Cargo (including at a port or airport);
    • Agriculture;
    • Mining; or
    • Energy Production (including stationary generators and pumps).

Eligible Projects and Funding Percentages

Eligible Projects Funding
Vehicle or Equipment Replacements
Available Funding Sources Project Type Amount of Funding Available
FY17 EPA Targeted Air Shed Grant for Cache County
(participating vehicles must operate a minimum of 50% in Cache County)
Class 5-8 Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck Replacements $1 million
FY17-18 EPA State Clean Diesel Program
(includes VW Settlement, DERA category, funding)
 Diesel School Bus Replacements to All-Electric $1.3 million
FY19-20 EPA State Clean Diesel Program Class 5-8 Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck Replacements $700,000
Nonroad Diesel Equipment Replacements $400,000
FY18 EPA National Clean Diesel Program Class 5-8 Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck Replacements $1 million
FY19 EPA National Clean Diesel Program Class 5-8 Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck Replacements $1 million
Nonroad Diesel Equipment Replacements $1.3 million
FY20 EPA National Clean Diesel Program Class 5-8 Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck Replacements $2.6 million

Criteria for Vehicle Replacement Projects

Vehicles must:

  • be within engine model years 2009 and older.
  • operate a minimum of 50% in the following counties: Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Duchesne, Salt Lake, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, and Weber
  • be fully operational and have a minimum of three years remaining in its useful life
  • travel a minimum of 7,000 miles annually (for the two years prior to upgrade)
  • be currently owned and operated by the participating fleet owner for two years prior to the upgrade
  • be permanently disabled within 90 days of placing the new vehicle into service
  • be replaced with vehicles/equipment that are within the same vehicle class or equipment horsepower and operate in the same function and areas as the vehicle being replaced

Criteria for Nonroad Replacement Projects

Equipment must:

  • be 51 horsepower or higher and engine model year 2006 or newer or 51-300 horsepower and engine model year 1996 or newer, or 301 horsepower or higher and engine model year 1986 and newer
  • Tier 0-Tier 3 and replaced with Tier 4
  • operate a minimum of 50% in the following counties: Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Duchesne, Salt Lake, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, and Weber
  • be fully operational and have a minimum of three years remaining in its useful life
  • operate a minimum of 500 hours annually (250 hours for agriculture equipment)
  • be permanently disabled within 90 days of placing the new vehicle into service
  • be replaced with equipment that is the same horsepower and operates in the same function and areas as the equipment being replaced

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funding is depleted. Awards will be made for eligible projects on a first-come, first-served basis.

Email cleandiesel@utah.gov to request an application.

Application Instructions and Required Documents

Required Forms

Additional Information

Accomplishments

Millions of dollars have been awarded, thousands of tons from diesel emissions and over a million gallons of diesel fuel have been reduced through the Utah Clean Diesel Program. See more details (18KB).

Contact

Lisa Burr: (801) 536-4019
Courtney Ehrlich: (385) 232-5157