The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will now co-lead the Ohio Diesel Emission Reduction Grant Program (pdf) in coordination with the Ohio Department of Transportation. About $20 million in federal highway funding for clean diesel projects will be available in 2012 and 2013 to replace, repower, retrofit and reduce idling in eligible public sector diesel fleets and certain private sector or nonprofit diesel fleets. These funds were included in the state budget signed into law earlier this year by Gov. John Kasich.