MARAMA’s Request for Proposals (RFPs) listed below, provide detailed requirements for each specific project.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative (MDC) plans to submit an application to EPA Region 3 in response to its upcoming RFP for the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance program (DERA). We are seeking Preliminary Applications from interested participants.

Targeted fleets/projects include:

  • Medium and Heavy-duty trucks
  • Marine engines
  • Marine Shore connections
  • Locomotives
  • Electrified Parking Spaces
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Idle Reduction Technologies
  • Non-road engines or vehicles used in:
    • Construction
    • Cargo Handling (including at a port or airport)
  • School Buses
  • Agriculture
  • Mining

Information needed from you:

  1. Depending on the number, nature and costs of preliminary applications received, MARAMA will decide which projects will be selected based on consideration of factors described in EPA’s RFP. To be considered for inclusion as part of the MARAMA/MDC proposal, please provide the information described below:
  • Program Title
  • Short Project description (retrofit 40 school buses with DPF’s, or repower 10 construction vehicles etc.)
  • Project Leader Contact Information (name, organization, email, phone, fax)
  • Project Partners (if applicable)
  • Fleet Description – type of vehicle, number of engines, engine horse power, usage rates per year, and technologies to be used to reduce emissions.
  • Project cost, Requested grant Support, and Cost Share to be provided by the applicant. Grant support and cost share should be limited to equipment and labor for installation of equipment. (Depending on the emission reduction project, grant amounts may range from 25% to 100% of the project cost.)
  • Timeline for project completion, including milestones for specific tasks, such as bidding, procurement, installation, and reports. Timeline for project should be no more than 18 months.
  • Estimated Diesel Emissions Reduction: (please use EPA’s Emissions Quantifier)
  • Estimated fuel savings to be achieved by this project.
  1. Project location – including whether the project is located in a priority area for the DERA program and/or EPA Region 3 priority areas. These include:
  • Designated PM2.5 or 8-hr ozone nonattainment areas or maintenance areas where all or part of the population is exposed to more than 2.0 ug/m3 of diesel PM emissions based on EPA’s 2011 National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment Areas designated as federal Class I Areas
  • Areas that EPA has accepted to participate in EPA’s Ozone or PM2.5 Advance Programs
  • Urban areas in Region 3
  • Areas along interstate goods movement corridors
  • Ports
  1. Description of how this project supports a community-based, multi-stakeholder collaborative process to reduce diesel emissions.

MARAMA will work with a technical review committee from the mid-Atlantic region to select projects for inclusion in the proposal.

Each project leader selected for the MARAMA application would prepare project specific data and supply a financial proposal.

MARAMA would prepare the general contents of the application, including the narrative and budget details based on partner input.

If a grant is awarded, MARAMA will sign MOA’s with partners included as part of the grant. MARAMA would seek to issue subawards not contracts.

Please forward preliminary applications by December 15, 2020 to:
Debbie Thomas, Program Manager

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association, Inc. (MARAMA) is a Maryland non-profit corporation of ten state and local air pollution control agencies. MARAMA’s mission is to strengthen the skills and capabilities of member agencies and to help them work together to prevent and reduce air pollution impacts in the Mid-Atlantic Region. One of our objectives is to provide training to help improve the technical knowledge and skills of the staff and managers of Mid-Atlantic air pollution control agencies.

LINK TO DETAILED RFP: APTI 350 Asbestos NESHAP Inspection and Safety Procedures RFP
LINK TO RFP QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: APTI 350 Asbestos NESHAP Inspection and Safety Procedures RFP Training Questions and Answers

RFP Summary
Funding for this work is from MARAMA’s grant from the Region 3 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency XA-96334701 (CFDA 66.034 – Surveys, Studies, Investigations, Demonstrations, and Special Purpose Activities relating to the Clean Air Act.

This introductory course is designed for individuals who have a basic understanding of the compliance assessment requirements for any asbestos regulations within its state, region or territory. This class is intended for air quality professionals whose role is to inspect facilities which contain asbestos-containing materials and determine regulatory compliance status with applicable state or federal asbestos regulations.

Nature of Contract(s)
Contract will provide for a fixed fee for services. Payment of the total fee will not be made until all agreed products are delivered in acceptable quality.

Submission Requirements
If you are interested in updating and presenting one or more courses, please email your proposal to or mail to the address listed below. Proposals must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Jackie Burkhardt and Sue Dilli, Training Coordinators MARAMA
8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 636
Towson, MD 21286

Any questions about this RFP should be sent in writing via e-mail to Jackie Burkhardt and Sue Dilli, MARAMA Training Coordinators, Questions and answers will be posted on MARAMA’s web site under “Request for Proposals.” No further questions or answers will be posted after July 31, 2020.

Request for Proposals: APTI 350 Asbestos NESHAP Inspection and Safety Procedures
Applicant Award: The Environmental Institute (A Division of ATC Group Services LLC, An Atlas Company)
Contract Number: FY2020-003
Notification Date: August 20, 2020