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TERP Awards Over $1.7 Million to Help Clean the Air

Release Date: 03/20/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – March 20, 2008) Texas has awarded over $1.7 million in rebates to eight North Texas-based companies to replace 19 aging diesel vehicles under the Texas Emissions Reduction Program (TERP). By upgrading to newer, less polluting vehicles these companies will prevent a combined total of 179 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from polluting North Texas skies.
"By participating in TERP these companies are helping us to achieve our goal of replacing 4,500 older diesel engines," said Leslie Rauscher, EPA Project Manager. "TERP can assist local businesses stay competitive while helping clean up the air.”

The $30 million allocated to the rebate grants under this funding cycle has been awarded, but there is still time to apply for the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) with $110 million to award. The application deadline is April 11, 2008. Individual application assistance is available at local TERP Community Help Desks. For information visit or call (800) 919-8377.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working with the Texas Commission
on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and a host of other North Texas partners to upgrade or replace older trucks and equipment as a way to improve air quality in the nine county area. The Texas Emissions Reduction Program, approved by the Texas Legislature, serves as a national model for replacing and retrofitting older diesel engines. The TCEQ manages the TERP program.

Top Eight Rebate Recipients Award Tons of NOx Removed

Glynn Dodson, Inc. $330,785 33.1
Martinek Trucking $321,000 32.1
Denton Brothers Trucking, Inc. $248,000 31.7
J.D. Jacobs, Jr. $218,000 21.9
Chris Strickland $217,000 21.8
David Copeland Sand & Gravel, Inc. $148,000 14.8
Arturo Alaniz $117,000 11.8
Fidelia Garza $116,000 11.8

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