Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Meetings on TERP Guidelines for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Incentive Program and New Drayage Truck Incentive Program
The TCEQ is offering an opportunity for written and oral public comments on the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Diesel Emissions Reduction Incentive Program (DERI program) guidelines entitled Texas Emissions Reduction Plan: Guidelines for Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) (TCEQ publlication RG-388) and the new Drayage Truck Incentive Program (DTIP) Guidelines (TCEQ publication RG-524).
The DERI program guidelines have been revised to include statutory changes from Senate Bill (SB) 1727 enacted by the 83rd Texas Legislature, 2013, Regular Session.
The DTIP guidelines implement the new Drayage Truck Incentive Program (DTIP) established by SB 1727 to provide grants for replacement of drayage trucks operating at seaports and rail yards located in the state’s nonattainment areas. The DTIP is established in Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 386, Subchapter D-1.
- Draft — Guidelines for Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) (RG388)
- Summary of Proposed ERIG Changes
- Draft — Drayage Truck Incentive Program (DTIP) Guidelines (RG524)
Written comments may be mailed to Mr. Stephen Dayton, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, Implementation Grants Section, MC204, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or faxed to (512)239-6161. Comments may also be submitted electronically at: http://www5.tceq.texas.gov/rules/ecomments/. File size restrictions may apply to comments being submitted via the eComments system. All comments should reference Non-rule Project Number 2014-021-OTH-NR.
The comment period ends May 30, 2014.
Public meetings to accept comments have also been planned:
- AUSTIN: May 15, 2014
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Building E, Room 201S
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753
- DALLAS: May 19, 2014
TCEQ Region 4 Office
2309 Gravel Drive, Public Meeting Room
Fort Worth, TX 76118
- HOUSTON: May 21, 2014
Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons, Conference Room B
Houston, TX 77027
- EL PASO: May 23, 2014
TCEQ Region 6 Office
401 E. Franklin Avenue, Room 570
El Paso, TX 79901
Please contact the TERP program at 800/919-TERP (8377) if you have any questions regarding the documents or the scheduled public meetings.