Revised Plan – Request for Comments
The Environment Department released a final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) in 2018. In May of 2019, the Department issued a revised plan and requested comments. The proposed allocation closely aligns with the funding allocation finalized last year with minor changes including an increased percentage of on-road vehicles and no separate allocation for administrative costs. Comments will be accepted through June 29 and may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. NMED plans to finalize the update and then open a funding application period in July. The revised BMP may be accessed via this link: https://www.env.nm.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/VW-Revised-BMP-5.30.19-Final.pdf.
The Revised Plan includes the following proposed allocations:
15% EV Light Duty Infrastructure
NM authorities plan to provide approximately $5 million dollars for the replacement of eligible diesel-fueled vehicles with alternate-fueled or all-electric vehicles, as well as light duty zero-emission vehicle supply equipment. The application period is open through Nov. 15, 2019 (extended to Jan. 9, 2020). The VW Settlement Beneficiary Mitigation Plan, qualifying project information and the applications for project funding are online at: https://www.env.nm.gov/air-quality/vw-settlement/.