Request for Comments/Input
The DEQ a draft plan available below. The comment deadline was Dec. 19, 2017. The draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan includes the following allocations:
Up to 45% On-Road
Up to 5% Non-Road Equip
Up to 5% Non-Road Railroad
Up to 45% Non-Road Marine
Up to 5% DERA
15% EV Light Duty Infrastructure
The amounts above are all less than or equal to amounts shown.
SB6095. Provides that 15% of the VW Settlement funds shall be used for light duty EV infrastructure. Includes a school bus replacement program that appears to be funded outside of the VW settlement as follows: up to $12 million to replace pre-2001 school buses, $9.75 million to replace pre-2007 transit buses, $6.65 million to replace state owned gas or diesel vehicles with electric vehicles. Status: substitute version 2/21/18 repeals provisions adopted in SB 6090 concerning VW funding; new provisions set aside 15 percent for light duty EV infrastructure. For the remaining 85 percent, Ecology shall use a competitive process to identify projects that maximize the air pollution reductions and health benefits, and accelerate fleet turnover to the cleanest engines and accelerate adoption of electric vehicles, equipment and vessels; passed Senate 2/23/18; passed House 3/6/18; enrolled version continues to have school bus grant program but the $6.65 million is now $5.45 million, and $1.2 million is set aside for clean trucks at port; Senate agrees to House changes 3/8/18; enacted 3/27/18 with line-item veto.