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Carl Moyer Program

Three different vehicles: a semi truck, a forestry harvester, and a tractor.

The Carl Moyer waiting list is currently closed and we are not accepting new applicants at this time.

Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program provides incentive grants for cleaner-than-required engines, equipment and other sources of pollution providing early or extra emission reductions. Eligible projects include cleaner on-road, off-road and stationary agricultural pump engines. The program achieves near-term reductions in emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and reactive organic gas (ROG) which are necessary for California to meet its clean air commitments under the State Implementation Plan. NOx and ROG combine in the presence of sunlight to form ozone (smog), while PM, a component of diesel exhaust, has been identified as a toxic air contaminant by the Air Resources Board. Additional information can be found at the ARB website

Carl Moyer Funding can be used in Nevada, Sierra and Plumas Counties for:

  • Purchasing new original equipment manufactured (OEM) low-emission or zero emission models that have substantially lower emissions than otherwise required (on-road only).
  • Replacing older engines with newer engines with substantially lower emissions (off-road only).
  • Retrofitting existing engines — Incorporation of a technology or process, which results in lower emissions from an existing engine.

Vehicles that may quality for funding:

  • Off-road self-propelled vehicles with an engine rated at 50 horsepower or greater and considered a “small fleet”.
  • Agricultural pumping applications and agricultural off-road self-propelled vehicles with an engine rated at 50 horsepower or greater.

The widespread use of lower emission technologies can provide significant improvements to air quality; therefore, the NSAQMD is making available funding ($$$) to assist local operators to purchase such technologies. This program requires that purchasers of low-emission technologies apply for incentive approval prior to low-emission technology purchase.

Any questions you might have should be directed to  our  office at (530) 832-0102, ext 3 or

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