Southwest Ohio Clean Diesel Campaign

 



Current Projects


School Districts


Partners


Awards


Contact

Ken Edgell, Environmental Administrative Coordinator

Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services

250 William Howard Taft Road
Cincinnati, OH 45219

E-mail
Ken Edgell
Phone 513-946-7751
Fax 513-946-7778
 

Who We Are

The Southwest Ohio Clean Diesel Campaign (SOCDC)
is a program established by the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services in 2003 to reduce the emissions from diesel-powered school buses, trucks, and non-road equipment in Southwest Ohio.

What We Do

The SOCDC works with school districts, bus companies, and other government departments in Southwest Ohio to secure funding to retrofit their diesel-powered equipment with emission reduction devices.

For a list of emission reduction devices, please click here.

Goals

To reduce the pollution from diesel-powered engines including school, on-road vehicles and non-road vehicles.
To retrofit all 1994-2004 diesel-powered school buses, approximately 800 in Southwest Ohio by 2012, to provide
  a cleaner, healthier ride for children.

To assist school districts to replace older, high emissions school buses with new, low emissions school buses.
To educate transportation managers of the numerous emissions reduction devices available for diesel-powered engines.
To promote the successes of the campaign to local news media outlets.

Accomplishments

Through numerous grants, a total of 519 school buses have been retrofitted and 63 school buses have been replaced since 2003. As a result, approximately 16,000 pounds of pollutants have been removed from these buses annually.

Previous Grants Secured Year Amount Number of Buses
USEPA Voluntary Clean Diesel Retrofit Programs

Cinergy Foundation (now Duke Energy)

Ohio Department of Transportation–
     Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant

USEPA Clean School Bus USA Grant Program
 
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act/USEPA Grant


Ohio EPA School Bus Diesel Retrofit Grant Program:

     Mason City School District
     Sycamore Community School District
     Lakota Local School Districts
     Little Miami Local School District
     Mason City School District
     Southwest Local School District
2003

2005

2006


2007

2009


2007
2008
2009
2009
2009
2009

$120,000

$100,000

$24,000


$138,000

$1,080,000


$31,400
$40,310
$42,133
$62,245
$8,348

$17,301

91

140

34


81

60


40
29
54
29
8
16

Additional Resources

www.cumminsemissionsolutions.com
www.donaldson.com/en/erc
www.epa.gov/otaq/retrofit/cont_retromfrs.htm
www.epa.gov/otaq/schoolbus/retrofit.htm 

 

Number of School Buses Retrofitted =
Number of School Buses Replaced =

519
63