Projected Emission Reductions Overstated and Buy American Requirements Not Met Under EPA Award to the Tennessee Department of Transportation [open pdf - 2MB]
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Inspector General, reviewed the contracts awarded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) under Cooperative Agreement No. 95425709. The agreement, funded by the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), provided for the installation of truck stop electrification (TSE) facilities. DERA provides funds for EPA programs to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions. The purpose of the audit was to determine whether TDOT complied with procurement requirements, monitored contract performance, achieved the objectives of the cooperative agreement, and accurately reported the results to EPA."
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Inspector General, Report No. 13-R-0321
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