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Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Program Update

TCEQ offers grants for Drayage Trucks and Equipment

More than $9.2 million ingrants are available forqualifying applicants.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is now accepting grant applications for the Seaport and Rail Yard Areas Emissions Reduction (SPRY) Program. The purpose of the SPRY program is to encourage individuals and entities operating at designated seaports and Class I rail yards in Texas’ nonattainment areas to replace or repower their older on-road vehicles, non-road yard trucks, or other cargo handling equipment with new models.

Applicants may be eligible for funding up to 80% of the cost to replace or repower eligible vehicles and equipment if, for at least two years preceding the submission date of the application, the applicant has:

* Owned or leased the on-road vehicle, non-road yard truck, or other cargo handling equipment eligible to be replaced under the program; and

* Operated the vehicle or equipment at one or more of thedesignated seaports or rail yards for a minimum of 200 visits or days of operation per year for the preceding two years.

Designated seaports include terminals and facilities locatedin the *Port of Houston (including the **participating facilities of the Houston Ship Channel Security District)**, Port of Galveston, and Port of Freeport. *

Designated Class I rail yards include terminals and facilities located in the *Dallas-Fort Worth area, Bexar County, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area, and El Paso area.*

Grant applications will be accepted on a *first-come, first-served* basis until the earlier of *5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2019 or until all available funds have been awarded*.

*Interested?* Visit theSPRY webpage [ https://www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/terp/drayage-truck-incentive-program-dtip ] for a detailed list of program requirements, maximum eligible grant amounts, and step-by-step application instructions.

*Have questions?* Contact us toll-free at 800-919-TERP (8377) or by email at terp@tceq.state.tx.us <terp@tceq.texas.gov>

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