Summary: S.3973 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Reported to Senate without amendment (12/20/2010)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010 - Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize and extend funding for FY2012-FY2016 a grant program for reducing diesel emissions. Authorizes the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to: (1) provide contracts and rebates to eligible entities to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions; and (2) support rebate programs administered by states that are designed to achieve such reductions.

Includes among entities eligible to receive funding for reducing diesel emissions: (1) an entity that has the capacity to sell diesel vehicles or equipment to, and arrange financing for, individuals or entities that own or operate diesel fleets or to upgrade diesel vehicles or equipment with verified or EPA-certified engines or technologies; and (2) any private individual or entity that is the owner of record of a diesel vehicle or fleet and that acts pursuant to a contract, license, or lease with a federal, regional, state, local, or tribal agency or port authority with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality and in accordance with requirements for notice and approval as the Administrator of the EPA establish for the use of vehicles to be purchased or retrofitted using a grant, rebate, or loan under such Act.

Includes Puerto Rico within the meaning of "state" under such Act.

Revises provisions concerning the distribution and use of, and applications for, funds. Requires the Administrator to develop a simplified application process for applicants to expedite the provision of funds.

Requires the Administrator and each state to publish on its website a description of each application for which a grant or loan is provided.