Eligibility Criteria for Agricultural Stationary Diesel Engine Repower

Existing Stationary Engine:

  1. Must be a Tier 0 (uncontrolled), Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 stationary diesel fueled engine greater than or equal to 25 horsepower.
  2. Must have an operational hour meter.
  3. Must be operating and in-service at the time of application. Applicant shall demonstrate operability to the District at the pre-inspection.
  4. Over the previous 24 months, the engine must have operated 100% of the time within Santa Barbara County.
  5. Over the previous 24 months, the engine must have retained compliance with the District’s Agricultural Engine Registration program.
  6. Must be destroyed by a District approved salvage yard.

Replacement Engine or Electric Motor:

  1. Funded projects must operate the new engine or electric motor 100% of the time within Santa Barbara County.
  2. Auxiliary engines on mobile equipment and portable engines are not eligible for Grant Funds.
  3. All new purchased engines must be certified by CARB for sale in California and must comply with durability and warranty requirements.
  4. Projects must meet a cost-effectiveness threshold in accordance with the cost-effectiveness methodology included in the 2017 Carl Moyer Program Guidelines.
  5. Engines or electric motors purchased prior to execution of a grant agreement will be ineligible for funds.
  6. Emission reductions obtained through the project must not be required by any federal, state or local regulation, memorandum of agreement/understanding with a regulatory agency, settlement agreement, mitigation requirement, or other legal mandate.
  7. No emission reductions generated shall be used as marketable emission reduction credits, or to offset any emission reduction obligation of any person or entity.
  8. No project funded shall be used for credit under any federal or state emission averaging banking and trading program.
  9. Horsepower rating for replacement engine or electric motor must not be greater than 125 percent of the original manufacturer rated horsepower (baseline horsepower) for the existing engine, except as approved by the District.

Application Statement of Terms and Conditions:

  1. I have legal authority to apply for grant funds for the entity described in this application.
  2. The proposed project is not required to be implemented by any local, state, and/or federal rule, regulation, or other legally binding requirement.
  3. No replacement engines have been purchased and no work on this project has begun or will begin until the Grant Agreement is fully executed by the District Board of Directors or by the Air Pollution Control Officer.
  4. I understand the grant will reimburse a portion of the total costs and I must retain copies of receipts and cancelled checks to prove that I paid for the total project cost before receiving reimbursement.
  5. I understand there are conditions placed on receiving a grant and agree to refund the grant (or a pro-rated portion) if it is found that at any time I do not meet those conditions.
  6. I understand I must complete the repower work specified in the application no later than the period of performance stated in the Grant Agreement. This deadline may be extended for cause if requested by the applicant and approved in writing by the District.
  7. I understand it is my responsibility to ensure that all technologies are either verified or certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce NOx, and/or PM pollutants.
  8. I have attached records, fuel receipts, logs, and operating hour documentation that validates the historic operation of the baseline equipment for at least the previous 24 months.
  9. I understand any baseline engine which has been replaced must be permanently destroyed and rendered inoperable. This work shall be documented by the District.
  10. I understand that the baseline engine may not be removed until the manufacturers permanently marked serial number is documented by District inspection or a District tamperproof tag is affixed to the engine that ensures the engine’s identity can be verified after removal.
  11. I understand that the both the existing engine operates and new engine/motor will operate 100% of the time within Santa Barbara County.
  12. I understand that I must submit usage reports annually to the District.
  13. I understand I will be prohibited from applying for any form of emission reduction credits for Moyer-funded vehicles/engines including: Emission Reduction Credit (ERC), Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credit (MSERC), and/or Certificate of Advanced Placement (CAP), for all time, from the District, CARB, and/or any other district.
  14. I certify that the proposed project has not been funded and is not being considered for any funds by another air district or any other public agency.
  15. I understand that disclosure is required of the value of any current financial incentive that directly reduces the project price, including tax credits or deductions, grants, or other public financial assistance.
  16. I understand that a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit may be required to be installed on vessels and vehicles/equipment if the District ascertains during the application process that the grant equipment has the potential of operating outside of the boundaries of the Santa Barbara County for a significant portion of the project life. I will submit data as requested and otherwise cooperate with all data monitoring and reporting requirements.
  17. I understand that a tamperproof non-resettable digital hour meter/odometer must be installed and maintained in operating condition on all vehicles/equipment.
  18. I understand the District has the right to conduct unannounced inspections to ensure the project equipment is fully operational and at the activity level committed to in the grant agreement.
  19. I certify that the requested funds do not include administrative costs. Administrative costs are defined as costs related to application preparation and submittal, project administration, monitoring, oversight, data gathering, and report preparation. I will include funds necessary to cover administrative costs and any required matching funds in my budget for the duration of the project.
  20. I understand that an IRS Form 1099 will be issued to me for the incentive funds received under the Carl Moyer Program. I understand that it is my responsibility to determine the tax liability associated with participating in the Moyer Program.
  21. I have signed and submitted to the District a CARB Regulatory Compliance Statement certifying that my company is or I am in compliance with all federal, state, and local air quality rules and regulations at the time of application submittal.

Criteria and requirements based off of California Air Resources Board’s 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines, Chapter 5: Off-Road Equipment.