On-Road Vehicle Criteria and Requirements

Existing Vehicle:

  1. Vehicles proposed for replacement must be operating in-service at the time of application and operation must be demonstrated during District pre-inspection.
  2. Emission reductions obtained through projects 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.
  3. Projects must meet a cost-effectiveness calculated in accordance with the cost-effectiveness methodology discussed in the 2017 Carl Moyer Program Guidelines.
  4. No emission reductions generated shall be used as marketable emission reduction credits, or to offset any emission reduction obligation of any person or entity.
  5. No funded project shall be used for credit under any federal or state emission averaging banking and trading program.
  6. Funded vehicles must be registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles within Santa Barbara County for the past 24 months.
  7. At least 51 percent total annual usage must occur in California. Only usage in California can be used for on-road emission calculations.
  8. All engines in new vehicle purchases must be certified by CARB for sale in California and must comply with durability and warranty requirements.

Vehicle Specific Criteria:

Current Vehicle/Equipment to be Replaced New Vehicle/Equipment to be purchased
Commercial trucks and buses (GVWR over 14,000lbs) with 2010 or newer model year engine or a commercial truck or bus with any model year engine currently operating with a written CARB exemption (Low Mileage Exemption, NOx Area Exemption, Agricultural Vehicle Exemption) A zero-emission vehicle or low NOx vehicle (with a CARB certified engine meeting  emission levels of 0.10 g/bhp NOx or less).
Solid Waste Collection, Public Agency and Utility Vehicle
Transit/Urban Bus
Authorized Emergency Vehicle
Transportation Refrigeration Units (TRUs) (accepted on a case-by-case basis and will require CARB approval) A zero-emission TRU

More information on Optional Low NOx engines at: ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/optional-reduced-nox-standards 

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 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.
  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 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.
  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/or operating hour documentation that validates the historic operation of the baseline equipment for at least the previous 24 months.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. I understand that both the existing engine operates and the 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 for the life of the project.
  13. 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.
  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 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. I understand that it is my responsibility to determine the tax liability associated with participating in the 2020 Clean Air Grants 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.
  22. 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 are based off of California Air Resources Board’s 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines, Chapter 4: On-Road Equipment. School buses must also meet the requirements of CARB’s Lower Emission School Bus Program.