Agricultural Stationary Diesel Engine Repower Criteria and Requirements

Existing Stationary Engine:

  1. Must be a stationary diesel fueled engine greater than or equal to 25 horsepower.
  2. Existing equipment must have a functional hour meter;
  3. Existing equipment must be Operational and in-service at the time of application. The applicant must demonstrate operability to the District at the pre-inspection;
  4. Existing equipment must have operated 100% of the time within Santa Barbara County and the applicant shall submit records that corroborate that usage over the previous 24 months. Exceptions will be determined by the District on a case-by-case basis
  5. Existing equipment must be destroyed by a District approved salvage yard prior to disbursement of grant funds;
  6. Existing equipment must have retained compliance with the District’s Agricultural Engine Registration program over the previous 24 months.

Replacement Electric Motor:

  1. Replacement equipment shall be for one new electric motor;
  2. Replacement equipment purchased prior to execution of a grant agreement will be ineligible for funds;
  3. An approved project may also be eligible for partial funding of associated infrastructure;
  4. Replacement equipment must operate 100% of the time within Santa Barbara County;
  5. Auxiliary engines on mobile equipment and portable engines are not eligible for Grant Funds;
  6. Replacement equipment must have a one-year or 1,600-hour warranty, at a minimum. The warranty must cover parts and labor and the grantee must submit proof of purchase to the District;
  7. Projects must meet a cost-effectiveness threshold established in the 2017 Carl Moyer Program Guidelines;
  8. Emission reductions generated must not be used as marketable emission reduction credits, or to offset any emission reduction obligation of any person or entity;
  9. Funded projects must not be used for credit under any federal or state emission averaging banking and trading program;
  10. Horsepower rating for the replacement engine greater than 125% of the original manufacturer rated horsepower (baseline horsepower) for the existing engine is eligible on a case-by-case basis.

Application Statement of Terms and Conditions:

  1. Projects approved for funding are required to use our Standard Grant Agreement template which is available on our website:
  2. I have legal authority to apply for grant funds for the entity described in this application.
  3. The proposed project is not required to be implemented by any local, state, and/or federal rule, regulation, or other legally binding requirement.
  4. No replacement equipment has 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. I understand I must complete the equipment purchase 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.
  8. 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.
  9. I have attached records, fuel receipts, logs, and/or operating hour documentation that validates the historic operation of the baseline equipment for at least the previous 24 months.
  10. I understand any existing engine and equipment which has been replaced must be permanently destroyed and rendered inoperable.  This work shall be documented by the District.
  11. I understand that the existing engine may not be removed from the equipment 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.
  12. I understand that both the existing engine operates and the new engine/motor will operate 100% of the time within Santa Barbara County.
  13. I understand that I must submit usage reports annually to the District for the life of the project.
  14. I understand I will be prohibited from applying for any form of emission reduction credits for this Moyer funded equipment/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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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 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.
  18. I understand that a tamperproof non-resettable digital hour meter/odometer must be installed and maintained in operating condition on all vehicles/equipment.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. I understand that an IRS Form 1099 will be issued to me for the incentive funds received. I understand that it is my responsibility to determine the tax liability associated with participating in the 2020 Clean Air Grants Program.
  22. 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.
  23. Agreement to Conduct the Transaction Electronically. Counterparts may be executed and delivered via facsimile, electronic mail (including pdf, digital signature, or any electronic signature complying with the U.S federal ESIGN Act of 2000, California’s Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (Cal. Civ. Code 1633.1, et seq.) or other applicable law) or other transmission method, and any counterparts so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validity delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.

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

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