[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 238 (Monday, December 12, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77302-77307]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31694]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


Federal Transit Administration

FY 2011 Discretionary Sustainability Funding Opportunity; Transit 
Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) and Clean 
Fuels Grant Program, Augmented With Discretionary Bus and Bus 
Facilities Program

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: FTA Sustainability Program Funds: Announcement of Project 
Selections.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA) announces the selection of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 
projects funded under two discretionary programs: The Transit 
Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program 
and the Clean Fuels Grant program enhanced with Section 5309 Bus and 
Bus Facilities program funds. Both programs support the U.S. Department 
of Transportation's environmental sustainability efforts and were 
announced in FTA's Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on June 24, 
2011. The TIGGER program makes funds available for capital investments 
that will reduce the energy consumption or greenhouse gas emissions of 
public transportation systems. The Clean Fuels Grant program makes 
funds available to assist nonattainment and maintenance areas in 
achieving or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for 
ozone and carbon monoxide and supports emerging clean fuel and advanced 
propulsion technologies for transit buses and markets for those 
technologies.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful applicants should contact 
the appropriate FTA Regional office (Appendix) for specific information 
regarding applying for these funds or specific questions. For general 
program information on TIGGER, contact Matthew Lesh, Office of Mobility 
Innovation, (202) 366-0953, email: matthew.lesh@dot.gov. For general 
program information on the Clean Fuels Grant program, contact Vanessa 
Williams, Office of Program

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Management, at (202) 366-4818, email: vanessa.williams@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Clean Fuels: A total of $51.5 million was 
available for FTA's Clean Fuels Grant program in FY 2011. A total of 
111 applicants requested approximately $450.5 million indicating 
significant demand for available funds. Of the proposals submitted, 20 
were from attainment areas requesting $80.8 million and were only 
considered for Bus and Bus Facilities program funds. The project 
proposals were evaluated based on the criteria detailed in the June 24, 
2011 NOFA. The projects selected and shown in Table 1 will provide a 
reduction in transportation-related pollutants and improve air quality. 
Table 1 also includes the five projects selected from attainment areas 
that will be funded for a total of $11.3 million with FY 2011 Section 
5309 Bus and Bus Facilities funding. Clean Fuels and Bus projects can 
be funded at up to 83 percent Federal share for eligible vehicle 
purchases. The 83 percent share is a blended figure representing 80 
percent of the vehicle and 90 percent of the vehicle-related equipment 
to be acquired in compliance with the Clean Air Act. The 83 percent 
share does not apply to facilities, for which the costs are more 
variable. The eligibility of facility-related cost element at the 90 
percent share will be reviewed for eligibility of the higher Federal 
share on a case-by-case basis as part of the grant application process. 
The FY 2011 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Department of Defense and 
Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Pub L. 112-10) allows a 
90 percent Federal share for total cost of a biodiesel bus and 90 
percent Federal share for the net capital cost of factory installed 
hybrid electric propulsion systems and any equipment related to such a 
system. The Clean Fuels Grant and Bus program funds allocated in this 
announcement must be obligated in a grant by September 30, 2014.
    TIGGER: A total of $49.9 million was available for FTA's TIGGER 
program in FY 2011. A total of 155 applicants requested approximately 
$616 million, indicating significant demand for available funds. 
Project proposals were evaluated based on the criteria detailed in the 
June 24, 2011 NOFA. Projects selected for implementation with the 
TIGGER program funds are included in Table 2. TIGGER projects can be 
funded at up to 100 percent Federal share; however, the local share 
ratio described in the project proposal must be maintained in the grant 
application. Recipients of TIGGER funds must report on an annual basis: 
(1) Actual annual energy consumed within the project scope attributable 
to the investment for the energy consumption projects; (2) actual 
greenhouse gas emissions within the project scope attributable to the 
investment for greenhouse gas reduction projects; and, (3) actual 
annual reductions or increase in operating costs to the investment for 
all projects. The TIGGER funds allocated in this announcement must be 
obligated by September 30, 2013.
    Project Implementation: Grantees selected for competitive 
discretionary funding should work with their FTA regional office to 
finalize the application in FTA's Transportation Electronic Award 
Management (TEAM) system, so that funds can be obligated expeditiously. 
Funds must be used for the purposes specified in the competitive 
proposal and developed within the grant application. A discretionary 
project identification number has been assigned to each project for 
tracking purposes and must be used in the TEAM application. Selected 
projects have pre-award authority as of November 17, 2011. Post-award 
reporting requirements include submission of the Financial Federal 
Report and Milestone reports in TEAM as appropriate (see 
FTA.C.5010.1D).
    The grantee must comply with all applicable Federal statutes, 
regulations, executive orders, FTA circulars, and other Federal 
administrative requirements in carrying out the project supported by 
the FTA grant. FTA emphasizes that grantees must follow all third-party 
procurement guidance, as described in FTA.C.4220.1F.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 6th day of December, 2011.
Peter Rogoff,
Administrator.
    Appendix A

                  FTA Regional and Metropolitan Offices
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Mary Beth Mello, Regional            Robert C. Patrick,Regional
 Administrator, Region 1--Boston,     Administrator, Region 6--Ft.
 Kendall Square, 55 Broadway, Suite   Worth, 819 Taylor Street, Room
 920, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093,       8A36, Ft. Worth, TX 76102, Tel.
 Tel. 617-494-2055.                   817-978-0550.
States served: Connecticut, Maine,   States served: Arkansas, Louisiana,
 Massachusetts, New Hampshire,        Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.
 Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Anthony Carr, Acting Regional        Mokhtee Ahmad, Regional
 Administrator, Region 2--New York,   Administrator, Region 7--Kansas
 One Bowling Green, Room 429, New     City, MO, 901 Locust Street, Room
 York, NY 10004-1415, Tel. 212-668-   404, Kansas City, MO 64106, Tel.
 2170.                                816-329-3920.
States served: New Jersey, New       States served: Iowa, Kansas,
 York.                                Missouri, and Nebraska.
New York Metropolitan Office,        ...................................
 Region 2--New York, One Bowling
 Green, Room 428, New York, NY
 10004-1415, Tel. 212-668-2202.
Brigid Hynes-Cherin, Regional        Terry Rosapep, Regional
 Administrator, Region 3--            Administrator, Region 8--Denver,
 Philadelphia, 1760 Market Street,    12300 West Dakota Ave., Suite 310,
 Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19103-   Lakewood, CO 80228-2583, Tel. 720-
 4124, Tel. 215-656-7100.             963-3300.
States served: Delaware, Maryland,   States served: Colorado, Montana,
 Pennsylvania, Virginia, West         North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah,
 Virginia, and District of            and Wyoming.
 Columbia.
Washington, DC Metropolitan Office,  ...................................
 1990 K Street, NW., Room 510,
 Washington, DC 20006, Tel. 202-219-
 3562.
Yvette Taylor, Regional              Leslie T. Rogers, Regional
 Administrator, Region 4--Atlanta,    Administrator, Region 9--San
 230 Peachtree Street NW., Suite      Francisco, 201 Mission Street,
 800, Atlanta, GA 30303, Tel. 404-    Room 1650, San Francisco, CA 94105-
 865-5600.                            1926, Tel. 415-744-3133.
States served: Alabama, Florida,     States served: American Samoa,
 Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi,      Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii,
 North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South   Nevada, and the Northern Mariana
 Carolina, Tennessee, and Virgin      Islands.
 Islands.
                                     Los Angeles Metropolitan Office,
                                      Region 9--Los Angeles, 888 S.
                                      Figueroa Street, Suite 1850, Los
                                      Angeles, CA 90017-1850, Tel. 213-
                                      202-3952.

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Marisol Simon, Regional              Rick Krochalis, Regional
 Administrator, Region 5--Chicago,    Administrator, Region 10--Seattle,
 200 West Adams Street, Suite 320,    Jackson Federal Building, 915
 Chicago, IL 60606, Tel. 312-353-     Second Avenue, Suite 3142,
 2789.                                Seattle, WA 98174-1002, Tel. 206-
                                      220-7954.
States served: Illinois, Indiana,    States served: Alaska, Idaho,
 Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and       Oregon, and Washington.
 Wisconsin.
Chicago Metropolitan Office, Region  ...................................
 5--Chicago, 200 West Adams Street,
 Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606, Tel.
 312-353-2789.
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