VW Tennessee

Tennessee

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EMT Fund

$42.4 million

Action Deadline(s)

No deadlines for comments yet specified.

Request for Comments/Input 

Request for Cost Information – TDEC released a notice on Dec. 12 requesting information on the cost of qualifying mitigation equipment including new vehicles, repower engines and electric vehicle infrastructure.  The notice indicates that it is not a request for project proposals. Information on the request is available here: https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/energy/state-energy-office–seo-/tennessee-and-the-volkswagen-diesel-settlement/request-for-information.html.  The deadline for submissions is Jan. 23, 2018. 

The DEC has developed a web-based form to allow interested stakeholders to submit comments regarding the state’s utilization of environmental mitigation trust fund monies associated with the VW diesel settlement. All comments are received by TDEC’s Office of Energy Programs (OEP) for review. The DEC also has indicated that it will be hosting public education and listening sessions regarding the VW settlement environmental mitigation trust and its implementation in Tennessee at a number of locations across the state during development of its beneficiary mitigation plan. Dates, times, and locations of these sessions will not be determined until the trust effective date has been identified.

Draft Plan

Tennessee’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan is under development. No timeline has yet been given for its release.

Where to Send Comments

The DEC has developed a web-based form to allow interested stakeholders to submit comments regarding the state’s utilization of environmental mitigation trust fund monies associated with the VW diesel settlement.

NGVAmerica Comment Letters

Initial Comments, 4/2017 BMP Comments, 1/2018

Member Support Letter

Webinars, Meetings, Workshops

No events planned as of July, 2017.

Website

Department of Environment and Conservation

Legislative Proposals

HB-511 Directs funds from the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust to go to the Department of Environment and Conservation, Office of Energy Programs. Status: signed by Governor 5/25/17.

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