VW Oregon


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EMT Fund

$79.9 million

Action Deadline(s)

Comments due May 19, 2017

Request for Comments/Input (Comments due May 19, 2017)

On April 20, the OR Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released two documents detailing how the state plans to spend its Environmental Mitigation Funds. The documents are available here. Public comments are requested. The DEQ also held meetings/webinars on April 26.  See below for details and links to the webinars.

Where to Send Comments

Comment period has passed (May 19, 2017). Primary point of contact is Kevin Downing, 503-229-6549 or downing.kevin@deq.state.or.us.

NGVAmerica Comment Letter

Member Support Letter

Webinars, Meetings, Workshops

DEQ held two webinars on April 26, 2017. Both can be viewed on the web at this link, https://www.connectmeeeting.att.com Access Code: 3360031 Audio provided by phone 877-402-9753 Access code 3360031.


Department of Environmental Quality

Legislative Proposals

Oregon SB1008. Appears to be extremely similar to SB 971. Includes authorization permitting the VW Settlement Funds to be deposited in the Clean Diesel Engine Fund and includes effort to replace 450 school buses, then focus on other on-road vehicles. Status: amended 4/24/17; public hearing and possible work session scheduled 5/17/17; work session scheduled 6/12/17, work session scheduled 6/21/17; amended 6/26/17, to Joint Committee on Ways and Means, assigned to Senate Subcommittee on Natural Resources, public hearing and work session scheduled for 6/29/17; passed Senate 7/5/17; passed House 7/7/17.