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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-145


Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program Opportunity Notice

[32 Pa.B. 472]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Bureau of Air Quality announces the second opportunity to apply under Cycle 9 of a program to promote and expand the use of alternative transportation fuels and fuel systems such as compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquid propane gas, ethanol, methanol, hydrogen, hythane, electricity, coal-derived liquid fuels and fuels derived from biological materials. Grant funds can be used to pay for the difference between an alternative fuel vehicle and a conventional gasoline or diesel vehicle, to convert an existing gasoline vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel, to purchase a new energy efficient hybrid electric vehicle, to purchase and install a refueling or recharging facility or to evaluate new alternative fuel technologies.

   Eligible applicants for incentive grants are schools and vocational school districts, municipal authorities, counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, townships, county institution districts, nonprofit entities and corporations or partnerships incorporated or registered in this Commonwealth and Commonwealth residents. Grants awarded in this funding cycle will cover up to 20% of the applicant's eligible costs. DEP will again be awarding $1,500 grants for hybrid electric vehicles.

   An application package, which provides more details on the program, can be obtained from the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, (717) 772-3429 or by e-mail to Individuals may fax a request to (717) 772-2303, Attn: AFIG. Specify the project type when requesting an application package. The application package is electronically available on DEP's website at (directLINK ''Alternative Fuels''). The deadline for submitting a Cycle 9 application to DEP is by 4 p.m. April 19, 2002.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-145. Filed for public inspection January 25, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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