No public comment deadline yet given.
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.
Arkansas’ Beneficiary Mitigation Plan is under development.
No timeline has yet been given for its release.
Policy & Planning Manager
William K. Montgomery
SIP/ Planning Supervisor
Webinars, Meetings, Workshops
No events planned as of July, 2017.
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.