COLUMBUS, OH - Nine fleets, eight of which are in the public sector, have partnered with the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) to retrofit vehicles with diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs). The retrofits are made possible by a grant from the U.S. EPA, designed to clean up diesel fleets in Ohio.

According to the OEC, the DOCs are expected to reduce pollution by about 30 percent on heavy duty diesel vehicles.

"This is a great collaboration," said David R. Celebrezze, Director of Air and Water Special Projects at the Ohio Environmental Council. "By taking steps to reduce pollution, we are improving air quality and helping Ohio's counties meet federal air quality standards."

Public sector fleets benefitting from the grant are:

  • City of Parma, which will use $30,000 grant to retrofit 12 City vehicles.
  • City of Solon, which will retrofit six five-ton dump trucks and four 2-1/2 ton trucks, according to the Sun News.
  • City of Parma Heights.
  • City of Cleveland Heights.
  • City of Pepper Pike.
  • City of Worthington.
  • Columbus Regional Airport Authority.
  • School districts in Stark County.