Cleaning up the air

AQMD puts out $450,000 for engine retrofits

The Butte County Air Quality Management District has announced the availability of $450,000 in funding to reduce air pollution. The Carl Moyer Program money is targeted at such projects as replacing or retrofitting old diesel engines (on agricultural pumps, for example) or other old engines, including boats and locomotives.

Anybody can apply for the funding by going to the district’s Web site at under “Incentives/Grants/Rebates” or by going to the district office in Chico at 2525 Dominic Drive, Ste. J. For questions, call Gail Williams, senior air quality planner, at (530) 891-2882, ext. 105, or Armen Kamian at ext. 106.

Applications must be received by March 2. They will be ranked and grants awarded according to their cost effectiveness.