N.J. Clean Construction 2 Program
Diesel-powered engines are responsible for a significant amount of the particulate pollution in New Jersey, which can disproportionately affect people in densely populated urban centers. Non-road diesel vehicles, such as construction vehicles, contribute more than twice as much diesel particulate matter to the air than all other diesel vehicles. Reducing this type of pollution will have an immediate, positive effect on air quality within the State. In order to help accomplish this goal, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has created the N.J. Clean Construction Program, which is a program to pay for the cost and installation of pollution control devices on construction vehicles used in New Jersey. As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, N.J.’s Clean Construction 2 Program received additional funds that will be used for diesel retrofits on construction vehicles that are privately or publicly owned and used on:
- N.J. Department of Transportation projects
- Site Remediation projects
- N.J. Environmental Infrastructure Trust (NJEIT) projects, such as water lines and wastewater treatment facilities.
*Map of NJ Clean Construction Retrofit Projects*
For more information about how ARRA funds are being used in N.J., see www.recovery.nj.gov