IMPERIAL COUNTY â€“ The Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) requested permission from the Board to pursue grants from the Carl Moyer Funding for year 16, as they have for the past 15 years.
The APCD has used the funds to replace roughly 207 non-certified diesel engines with new certified diesel engines in agricultural water pumps and tractors.
The agricultural program is currently running in their 14th and 15th year of operation and plan to replace 14 non-certified engines in the 14th year and 15 non-certified engines in the 15th year.
Both years will have a combined budget of $646,702 and a match of $97,006 DMV Funds.
The APCD accepts applications on a first-come-first served basis and conducts evaluations based on cost-effectiveness.
Participating in the Carl Moyer program (year 16) will continue to decrease the use of old, out-dated, and heavier polluting engines in the Imperial Valley and thus improve air quality.