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Environmental Management Department 2020-2021 Proposed Fee Schedule

EMD will be holding public workshops starting in November 2019 to provide you with more information about the proposed fee schedule for EMD permitting and services. EMD did not increase fees this fiscal year (2019-20) which makes this the 9th straight year fees have remained unchanged. EMD contracted an independent third party to perform a fee study to determine the correct fees that would fully cost recover for the required inspections and services. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​EMD is scheduled to adopt this fee schedule starting fiscal year 2020-2021.​

 

$35 Million in new funding for zero-emission projects in California!

 


Sac Metro Air District is forwarding this opportunity to our community.

This opportunity has been provided by our partners at the

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).

 

$35 million in new funding for zero-emission projects in California

Funding for airport ground support and port cargo handling equipment, forklifts, marine vessel engines and shore power projects

 

Application Deadline: 1 p.m. PDT, Monday, August 31, 2020,


The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced the availability of $35 million in Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funding statewide for the following projects:

 

  • Scrap and replace airport ground support equipment, port cargo handling equipment and forklifts with new zero-emission technologies;
  • Scrap and repower marine engines for ferries, tugboats, and towboats with new zero-emission, all-electric or fuel-cell, technologies; and
  • Install shore power at berths that serve ocean-going vessels. 

     

    The funding is being offered statewide through a competitive solicitation and applications will be ranked on potential reductions of NOx emissions. All funded equipment and vehicles must operate in California. A complete listing of all eligibility and funding requirements are detailed in the program solicitation. At least 75 percent of the $35 million allocation is expected to benefit disadvantaged and low-income communities. A separate solicitation for this category offering an additional $35 million is tentatively scheduled to be released in mid-2022.
More Information

The VW Environmental Mitigation Trust is a nationwide program that provides funding for states to fully mitigate the excess NOx emissions caused by VW's use of illegal emissions testing defeat devices in VW diesel vehicles. In California, the Zero-Emission Freight and Marine, or ZEF&M, along with four other categories will provide VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding to eligible projects. The four other categories and the regional air quality agencies assigned to administer the funds statewide on behalf of the California Air Resources Board include:

 

Click here to view the entire press release from Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
 

Sac Metro Air District | www.airquality.org

 

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Kaiser Permanente Looking for Local Bids

​Kaiser Pernanente wants you to register your company to their list of suppliers, in order to leverage their purchasing power to buy goods and services from local, small, and diverse-owner businesses. Click the link to find out how you can register and bid on contacts.

 

SMUD EV Incentive Program

​A rebate project to increase access to electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout Sacramento County is launching with up to $15.5 million in funds available for qualifying local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The rebates will be available through the Sacramento County Incentive Project to install both commercial-grade Level 2 chargers and high-powered DC fast chargers. The project is an initiative of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), which works with local community partners to develop and implement regional incentive projects for charging infrastructure that supports the adoption of EVs statewide.

 

South Sacramento Chosen for Community Air Protection Program

​On September 27, 2018, CARB selected 10 communities across the state to be the first communities to develop and implement a community emission reduction plan and/or an air monitoring plan.  The South Sacramento - Florin community was one of the 10 to be selected. This community will be a part of the inaugural implementation year for the State's Community Air Protection Program for air monitoring. 

 

City of Sacramento's EV Program Updates

NEW: Green City Programs Announcement

On June 13, 2018 the City of Sacramento and Electrify America announced new zero-emission Green City initiatives. The programs will include new types of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) car share programs, ZEV shuttle and bus routes, and state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging systems. Read the press release, infographic, and fact sheets at: www.cityofsacramento.org/Green-City 

Curbside EV Charging Pilot: Draft Guidance Now Available

On June 14, 2018, the Department of Public Works (DPW) released draft policy guidance for the Curbside EV Charging Pilot Program. This guidance is now available for public review and comment.

 

Events

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Webinars

We will be discussing EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) disaster loan program offered directly from the Small Business Administration and the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan program that is offered through local lending institutions.
 

Now accepting 2020 Sustainable Business Award Nominations

This year's annual Sustainability Awards will be held in September at The Golden 1 Center.​

We welcome all nominations and would like to have a nice pool to choose from this year. In order to do this we need your help in choosing businesses or organizations that deserve to receive an award. Please use the attached nomination form a​nd return to any BERC staff by June 30th, 2020

Visit our Sustainable Business page to download our Nomination Form: http://sacberc.org/SASB/Pages/default.aspx



 

SMUD SEED opportunities 2020

Please see these SMUD opportunities for small businesses!