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Status: Application period is OPEN as of August 23, 2018 under the newly adopted SECAT Program Guidelines.

 

The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) in coordination with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments has adopted new SECAT Guidelines to promote advanced technology vehicles.

2018 SECAT Guidelines

These newly approved guidelines eliminate the ability to receive funding to purchase conventional diesel trucks with funding only available for advanced technology vehicles. Parties interested in advanced technology vehicles are encouraged to apply under the new SECAT Guidelines.

Owners are encouraged to download and complete an application or contact a local truck dealer for more information. If you have questions regarding the SECAT guidelines, please contact Kristian Damkier at (916) 874-4892 or kdamkier@airquality.org.

Archived SECAT Guidelines & Advisories

The following things are old pages copied and pasted from 4secat.com:

How to Apply

Applications can be delivered to the Sacramento Metropolitan AQMD front desk at:

Sacramento Metropolitan AQMD
777 12th St, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Incomplete applications will be rejected, so please ensure that you have all application materials before you apply. We anticipate a very high demand for funding and will be unable to hold applications missing documentation.

How To Apply

All applicants must submit the original signed documents listed below during an open application period. Submitting the required information does not guarantee that the application will be approved, but is necessary for the review process to be completed. Applicants must submit one (1) main application per business entity and at least one (1) vehicle application per vehicle. If you are turning in multiple old vehicles, please submit the 2-for-1 Application for the second old vehicle.

For School Buses (Public and Private)

All applicants must be compliant with the California Air Resources Board Truck & Bus Regulation prior to applying for SECAT grant funds. Applicants may be subject to additional rules and regulations for heavy-duty diesel vehicles. Staff will evaluate each application to determine if the purchase is required under the applicable regulation, and applicants will need to demonstrate surplus emission reductions through 2018 to qualify for SECAT funding.

Funding Levels

Currently, the SECAT Program provides grant funds to replace on-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles that have 2006 and older model year engines with diesel particulate filter (DPF) retrofits or other limited exempt vehicles with cleaner emission vehicles. The amount of incentive funds awarded per truck depends on several factors, including the potential surplus emission reductions of the replacement vehicle operating within the SFNA. The SECAT Program will fund the minimum of the following:

B. 50% of the total vehicle purchase; or C. The maximum cost effective amount of $100,000 for one ton of NOx reductions in one year.
  1. Maximum Funding Cap for Compliant Trucks;
    1. $60,000 limit for Class 8 trucks equipped with 0.20 g/bhp-hr NOx engines
    2. $50,000 limit for Class 8 trucks equipped with 0.50 g/bhp-hr NOx engines
    3. $40,000 limit for Class 4-7 trucks equipped with 0.20 g/bhp-hr NOx engines
    4. $30,000 limit for Class 4-7 trucks equipped with 0.50 g/bhp-hr NOx engines
  2. 50% of the total vehicle purchase; or
  3. The maximum cost effective amount of $100,000 for one ton of NOx reductions in one year.

For more information, see the Summary of Program Requirements listed above or the current SECAT Guidelines.

Click below to view a larger map of the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area (SFNA).


Tools for Existing Participants

Annual Reporting Requirements

All program participants must report their miles or hours of use for each vehicle they have under contract with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) on an annual basis. Each year the SMAQMD will send out an equipment usage survey form to all current contract holders. The form needs to be filled out completely and returned to the SMAQMD.

What happens if I do not report my equipment usage to the SMAQMD?

If we do not receive the usage survey form in a timely manner, you will be considered in non-compliance with your contract reporting requirements until this information is received. You and your equipment will automatically be placed on our audit list and an inspector will contact you to schedule an on-site inspection. If you refuse to grant us access to your equipment to perform the audit inspection, your contract will be referred to the SMAQMD's legal group for further handling.

What if my odometer breaks or has been replaced?

You are required to keep a working odometer on your vehicle at all times during the life of your contract. If your odometer breaks or you replace it for any reason, we will need to know the following information:

  1. What date did the odometer stop working?
  2. What was the odometer reading of the meter at the time it broke or was replaced?
  3. What date was it replaced?
  4. What is the new odometer reading at the time of replacement (typically zero if it is a new meter)

Without this information we will not be able to accurately calculate the number of miles you have driven your vehicle. This could impact your compliance status when we evaluate your contracted mileage commitment.

Mileage Tracking Requirements

All program participants must track their miles of use within the Sacramento Federal Non-Attainment Area (SFNA) for each vehicle they have under a SECAT contract. This should be done throughout the life of the contract. Having these records available and up to date will make an audit of your records, if required, go more smoothly.

To facilitate this requirement, you may reference the sample mileage tracking log as an example of the information we will be looking for. If you choose to use a different format to track your mileage, it must contain at a minimum all of the information listed below (also found on the sample form):

  • Date
  • Starting Address/Location
  • Job Address/Location
  • Total Miles Driven
  • Total Miles Driven in SFNA

If you have any questions on how to track vehicle use in the SFNA or have questions about whether or not your current tracking system is adequate, please contact Jaime Lemus at (916) 874-2911 or JLemus@airquality.org.

Audit Inspections

Audit inspections are performed throughout each year for various reasons. If we do not receive annual usage information as requested we will automatically schedule an audit inspection of your vehicle. We also randomly select a certain percentage of vehicles for audit inspections every year. If you are in the last year of your contract and are not meeting your usage requirements we may also need to inspect your vehicle.

What happens during an audit inspection?

An inspector will call and arrange an inspection location and time with a participant that requires an audit inspection of their vehicle. A typical inspection lasts 15-30 minutes during which time the inspector will take photographs of the vehicle and the odometer. An inspector may also request records to confirm mileage driven within the Sacramento Federal Non-Attainment Area (SFNA).

See Mileage Tracking Requirements for more information.

Under-use Options

Existing SECAT participants who do not foresee being able to complete the terms of their SECAT contract should contact the SECAT Program to explore compliance options. Typical compliance options include the following:

  1. a participant reimburses the SECAT Program a pro-rated amount of the original funding value to release their contractual obligations to the District;
  2. a participant sells their SECAT funded vehicle and reimburses the SECAT Program a pro-rated amount of the original funding value;
  3. a participant sells their SECAT funded vehicle to an interested party to take over the existing SECAT contract with no reimbursement requirement.

NOTE: for all listed options listed above, it is imperative that the participant contact District staff to assure proper handling of the reimbursement or vehicle transfer/sale process. Please call Jaime Lemus at (916) 874-2911 or Mike Neuenburg at (916) 874-1676 for further assistance with these and other compliance issues.

Related Links

California Air Resources Board Truck & Bus Regulation

US EPA SmartWay

Sacramento Area Council of Governments

Participating Dealers

Participating Dealers

Truck Dealerships

Future Ford of SacramentoJim Feusi916-349-3336
Golden State PeterbiltRon Kress559-442-1590
Municipal Maintenance EquipmentNancy Steffan916-922-1101
NorCal Kenworth - SacramentoSteve Randolph916-371-3372
Opperman and Son Inc.Karen Stumbaugh707-433-4421
Pape KenworthBill Myers209-983-6970
Riverview International TrucksEric Bassett916-371-3110
Rush Truck CentersPatrick Motley805-343-7403
Sacramento Truck CenterJon Michel916-286-2000
TEC Equipment, Inc.Scott Cowan510-577-5500
Valley PeterbiltJason Range209-922-0215
Western Truck CenterBrian Rottweiler916-375-3040
Western Truck Parts & EquipmentChristian Weaver916-319-5249


Approved Salvage Yards & Dismantlers

*UPDATE* As of 12/10/13, all old trucks turned into the SECAT program must be delivered to BAR NONE AUCTION. If you have questions about this requirement, please call Jaime Lemus at (916) 874-2911.
Bar None AuctionKelly Peterson916-262-7578

Participating Finance Companies

Bar None AuctionKelly Peterson916-262-7578
Participating Finance Companies
American River BankHaitham Bisharat916-231-6156
Engs Commercial FinanceCharlie Engs415-601-6330
General Electric Capital CorporationDan Hensler916-286-8027
Navistar Financial CorporationJames P. Gats972-731-5271
PACCAR Financial CorporationBrian Getz916-373-9198

Status: Open

 

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