NORRISTOWN — The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a Natural Gas Vehicle seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Valley Forge Radisson in Montgomery County, to help municipal and commercial fleet owners make informed decisions about converting their fleets to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.
The seminar will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia. Advance registration is required through DEP’s website.
“Vehicles are the number-one source of air emissions, especially in urban areas like my home of Southeastern Pennsylvania,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “Through Act 13, Governor Corbett and the legislature moved us in the right direction to do something about that by creating opportunities for converting vehicle fleets from imported oil to homegrown, clean-burning, cheaper natural gas.
“This seminar is our way to inform local governments and businesses about how they can take advantage of the opportunity Act 13 provides to lower their operations costs, lessen dependency on foreign oil and clean the air all at the same time.”
Act 13 of 2012 authorized DEP to develop and implement a Natural Gas Energy Development program to distribute up to $20 million in grants over the next three years to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles.
In addition to the Oct. 24 session, half-day seminars are also confirmed for Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Lackawanna County Center for Public Safety in Jessup; and Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Towanda Fire Hall in Bradford County.
To see a complete list of seminar dates and confirmed locations, and to register for any of the events, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program button.