The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) sponsors special projects to address specific air quality problems that have been identified as local, regional or national issues. The special projects related to cleaning up diesel exhaust are part of the EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign. Click the project titles below for more information about each.
- Clean Fuel for Bridges
The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) has received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to encourage construction contractors to purchase cleaner burning diesel fuel for OTIA III bridge projects. A 5 per gallon fuel subsidy will be provided to contractors that purchase Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) or biodiesel (or a mix of both) for diesel equipment used on bridge projects.
- Clean Lane Fuel
The Lane Clean Diesel Project was born out of the need to establish a stable, reasonably priced supply of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel and biodiesel in Lane County. Sponsored by LRAPA through an EPA grant, designated by Governor Ted Kulongoski as an Oregon Solutions project, headed by Lane Metro Partnership and staffed by Good Company, the project team has brought together more than 30 participants from the public and private sectors to work side-by-side to bring clean fuel to this community.
- Clean School Bus USA
The Clean School Bus USA Project is a national project to reduce diesel exhaust from school buses. Pollution from diesel vehicles has health implications for everyone, especially children. By working together, we can reduce pollution from school buses, making sure that school buses are a safe and healthy way for children to get to school. Clean School Bus USA brings together partners from business, education, transportation, and public health organizations to work together for cleaner air.
- Everybody Wins
Everybody Wins was created by the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) as a project to reduce diesel emissions from heavy-duty trucks that idle in our community. The project was unveiled on September 30, 2004 as one of the EPA featured projects to reduce diesel emissions on the I-5 corridor. There are numerous public and private stakeholders who benefit from the environmental and economic gains that this project creates.
- Warm Homes - Clean Air Project
The Warm Homes/Clean Air project is a collaborative effort between a number of public organizations to bring funding resources to residents of the Oakridge/Westfir community. The project has been developed to match residents with funding programs that help with the costs of home repairs and heating system upgrades. Through this coordinated effort between the various local organizations participating in this program, the organizers work together to bring the citizens a tailored set of options designed specifically for them. And, while each entity has its own mission and overall goals, all are compatible with this "Warm Homes/Clean Air" project.
- Wood and Pellet Stove Tax Credits
Premium efficiency wood and pellet stove tax credits are available through the Oregon Department of Energy's Residential Energy Tax Credit program. Woodstoves and pellet stoves have been added to the Department's list of qualifying appliances as an incentive for residents to replace old, dirty burning uncertified woodstoves with cleaner technology.