EPA Releases DERA Fourth Report to Congress

July 29, 2019

Highlights of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Program

This fourth report summarizes the activities and progress we have made in fulfilling EPA’s responsibilities under the DERA program. From FY 2008 to 2016, EPA has awarded $629 million to retrofit or replace 67,300 engines or other pieces of equipment from port, airport, transit and school bus, rail, long and short haul truck, drayage truck, marine vessel, agriculture, construction, and other fleets. Over 454 million gallons of fuel has been saved as a result of DERA projects. EPA estimates that total lifetime emission reductions achieved through this DERA funding are 15,490 tons of particulate matter (PM) and 472,700 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOX). These reductions have created up to $19 billion of health benefits.

To download the full report, please visit the DERA website.