Metropolitan Contractor Improvement Partnership (MCIP) has been awarded a $548,326 grant funded by the EPA under the Clean Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Multnomah County Health Department determined that minority populations in the Portland area are disproportionately impacted by diesel exhaust systems.
MCIP is leading a project to help four minority contractors; Just Bucket Excavating, Inc, PacificMark Construction, Raimore Construction, and NESW Trucking, take a leadership role in reducing diesel exhaust emissions and the resulting harm that affects those impacted in the Portland area. The reduction to emissions will be accomplished by the retrofitting and/or purchasing of new Clean Diesel equipment by each contractor.
MCIP will work closely with the Oregon DEQ to implement the project, which has a proposed completion date of December 2016.
For more information, contact Chris Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.288.1211.