VW Arkansas

Arkansas

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EMT Fund

$14.6 million

Action Deadline(s)

No public comment deadline yet given.

Request for Comments/Input 

Arkansas will solicit input from the public as the State develops its Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. No timeline has yet been posted to the AR website.

Draft Plan

Arkansas’ Beneficiary Mitigation Plan is under development.

No timeline has yet been given for its release.

Where to Send Comments

Policy & Planning Manager
William K. Montgomery

501-682-0885

SIP/ Planning Supervisor
Tricia Treece

501-682-0055

NGVAmerica Comment Letter

Member Support Letter

Webinars, Meetings, Workshops

No events planned as of July, 2017.

Website

Department of Environmental Quality

 

Legislative Proposals

HB-1735 – Amends existing incentives: adds electric vehicles and electric fueling equipment to existing incentives; rebates for charging stations are worth 50% of the cost or a maximum of $900 for private or $5,000 for public stations. Permits large rebate for charging equipment if higher percentage is authorized under a federal or state settlement (likely reference to VW Settlement). The vehicle rebates for NGVs remain at 50% or $4,500; the new EV rebate is 50% or not more than $2,500. Also permits increase in vehicle rebate amounts if higher levels are permitted under federal settlement or state settlement. Also strikes the language in the law that previously said can’t combine rebates.

Status: enacted 4/3/17.

SB-256 – Transfers the Department of Energy to the Department of Environmental Quality. The move according to new stories is intended to allow the Volkswagen Settlement funding “to be routed through the Department of Environmental Quality.” Status: passed House 2/17/17. Signed by Governor 2/22/2017 Act No. 271. 

 

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