Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach, Simmons & Dunn

February 12, 2020

March 1st Deadline for FARMER Funding Applications Quickly Approaching

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently announced that the first application period for the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reduction (FARMER) program in the state’s smaller air districts closes March 1, 2020.  The second application period runs from May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020.  CARB’s FARMER program provides funds, through local air districts, to help farmers replace aging agricultural equipment and vehicles that emit diesel emissions and greenhouse gases.  Moreover, FARMER funds can help industry members comply with CARB’s stringent emission regulations requiring large fleets to phase out tier 2 portable diesel engines by 2022 and preventing small fleets from adding off-road vehicles with tier 2 engines by 2023. … Read More

Written by Michael E. Vergara