State and Local Agency Information (March 20, 2019)

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Department of Economic and Community Affairs







  Alaska Energy Authority Betsy McGregor
(907) 771-3957


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Matthew D. Hanson
(602) 542-7567


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ADEQ has an email list where interested persons can subscribe for information updates about Arkansas programs under the Environmental Mitigation Trust.

On September 5, 2017, ADEQ issued a Request for Information (RFI) on what eligible mitigation actions should be included in Arkansas’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.

On June 25, 2018, ADEQ submitted the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to the Trustee.

On September 12, 2018, ADEQ submitted to the Trustee certifications for a light-duty electric vehicle infrastructure rebate program and alternative fuels vehicle repower/replacement program. While ADEQ is not yet accepting applications for projects, ADEQ anticipates roll-out of these programs later this year following Trustee review of the certifications. 

ADEQ is in the process of developing certifications for the other programs discussed in the final Arkansas Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.

Department of Environmental Quality

Tricia Jackson Treece
(501) 682-0055


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On June 28, 2018, CARB submitted to the Trustee its approved Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for California’s allocation of the VW Mitigation Trust.  The Plan was approved by the Board at a public meeting on May 25, 2018, following a 7-month public process with valuable public input.  Three California air districts will be administering the projects identified in the plan on a statewide basis and will be conducting public meetings beginning this fall to finalize the implementation details, including application process and requirements. California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Lisa Williams
(916) 324-7582



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  Department of Public Health and Environment Christine Hoefler
(303) 692-3148

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On April 26, 2018, Connecticut submitted its final mitigation plan to Wilmington Trust.  Prior to that, on February 15, 2018, Connecticut released its draft final mitigation plan and held a formal comment period on the plan. Connecticut received over fifty unique submissions during the formal comment period.  A compilation of all comments received have been posted on the “resources” page.  The state announced first round of VW grant funding on May 30, 2018.  $7.5 million was made available for the first round and all eligible mitigation actions were eligible.  The application period closed on July 31, 2018.  DEEP received 56 grant applications, 30 of which were from government entities. Applicants requested over $32 million of funding to reduce diesel emissions under this program with total investments exceeding $77 million.   Announcements for first awardees should be in late October.  The design process for the next round of funding will not begin until DEEP has completed reviewing applications under the current round.  The goal is to announce a new round of funding in early 2019.  Sign up for the VW Email list in order to be notified of future opportunities under the program.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Louis Corsino
(860) 424-3544

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has posted a draft mitigation plan on the website. Delaware has also established an email list for updates on state activities regarding the VW settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust. This email list and updates to VW-related activities can be accessed via the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Information Page website (provided on the left). Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control – Division of Air Quality Deanna Cuccinello
(302) 739-9402

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Click here for Florida’s Public Outreach Presentation

Click here for Florida’s Volkswagen Settlement Email Subscription List

On March 13, 2018, FDEP announced a series of public informational meetings and the opening of a 60-day online public survey and written comments period, the results of which the Department will use in the development of Florida’s State Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. Over this 60-day period, FDEP facilitated five in-person meetings throughout the state and two webinars. FDEP will post a summary of the survey results and a Question and Answer document after the survey and comment period closes May 12, 2018. FDEP will then develop a draft Mitigation Plan over the summer which will be made publicly available. Florida Department of Environmental Protection John Paul Fraites
(850) 717-9021



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The Governor’s Office has created a website for solicitation of public comments on the VW settlement agreement. Please direct any inquiries to this website. Office of Planning and Budget Chris Wells
(404) 656-3861

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  Hawaii State Energy Office
Department of Business Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT)

Margaret Larson

June Chee
(808) 587-2663
Email (for direct inquiries)


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Click here for Idaho’s Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment program description  and here for pplication for settlement funds.

Click here for Idaho’s Vehicle Replacement program application guide and here for application for settlement funds.


Idaho’s DEQ submitted their final BMP to the Trust in May 2018.
Idaho has two concurrently running programs for VW Settlement Fund requests:  
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Program:  and the Vehicle Replacement Program:  this program will utilize 15% of the funds provided to Idaho for mitigating emission effects of light-duty vehicles.  The application period for this program will remain open until EVSE funding is expended.  For questions or information, please contact Katie Pegan at
Vehicle Replacement Program:  DEQ is accepting applications for the Volkswagen Settlement Fund Vehicle Replacement Program to replace older, higher emissions diesel vehicles with new, cleaner diesel, electric, or alternative fuel vehicles.  Applications must be received by January 31, 2019 for this first funding cycle.  For questions or information, please contact G. Michael Brown at
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

G. Michael Brown
(208) 373-0232

Paula Wilson


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The Illinois EPA has submitted its BMP to the Trust and has developed a new program, Driving a Cleaner Illinois, to distribute the funds.  The first round of funding is open through October 15, 2018.  Project applicants can access the Notice of Funding Opportunity on Illinois’ VW Settlement website or Illinois’ GATA website.  Potential project applicants and other interested groups and individuals can sign up for the Driving a Cleaner Illinois listserv. Environmental Protection Agency

Brad Frost
(217) 782-7027




Click here Indiana Department of Environmental Management Shawn Seals
(317) 233-0425 
Iowa Click here The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) is the lead agency. They created a state agency working group that includes the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Iowa submitted its Beneficiary Management Plan to the Trustee on August 8, 2018.  The plan is available on the website. Department of Transportation

IDOT contacts:
Stuart Anderson
(515) 239-1661

Angie Poole
(515) 239-1351

IDNR contact:
Jim McGraw
(515) 725-9543


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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has completed the public process for receiving comments on the final draft of the Kansas plan. Plan was uploaded to the trust on August 6, 2018. Past efforts include participation in four information sessions across the state in late summer of 2017 and an informal request for information period in the fall of 2018. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Kathleen Waters

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Kentucky’s website includes information on the overall Volkswagen Settlement and specifically the Environmental Mitigation Trust – 
Kentucky released the Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan on August 17, 2018 and will be taking comment on the draft plan through September 17, 2018.  A public meeting to take comments on the draft plan was held on September 5, 2018.
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Office of Energy Policy

Rick Bender
(502) 782-6888
Lona Brewer
(502) 782-6899


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  Department of Environmental Quality Perry Theriot
(225) 219-3258 

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The website includes the Final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan; Information on Maine’s funding process thus far; Notice of Interest for Appendix D-2 Eligible Actions; Draft Sample Application for Appendix D-2 Eligible Actions; Maine’s VW Eligible Mitigation Actions 1-8, which lists final match requirements for actions; a flowchart of Maine’s VW Settlement Process; all of the comments received thus far; and contact information for the four funding pathways identified in the BMP, which was filed with the Trustee on March 20, 2018.  Maine’s submitted its first requests for funding to the Trustee on April 19, 2018. Maine Department of Transportation Lynne Cayting

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The website will host the state’s mitigation plan when it is released for public comment. Department of the Environment Tim Shepherd
(410) 537-3236

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Massachusetts has issued application materials for a $7.5 million VW Open Solicitation and $5 million for charging station grants.  See the website and matrix for details.  Department of Environmental Protection Email

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is working to revise a draft of the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan based on comments received via a Request for Information and meetings with stakeholders.  The draft plan and comments can be found at .  The MDEQ is coordinating with the Michigan Agency for Energy who will be managing projects involving Eligible Mitigation Action #9. Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Debbie Swartz (Primary Contact for VW Settlement)
(517) 284-6903

Robert Jackson (Primary Contact for VW ZEV Projects)
(517) 930-6163

Minnesota Click here Minnesota’s website has information on public and stakeholder meetings and summaries of public input to date. Minnesota finalized the BMP in April 2018, and is currently issuing RFP’s for various projects.  Minnesota plans on offering grants for projects later in the fall of 2018. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Rocky Sisk
(651) 757-2173

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Missouri finalized its BMP in August 2018 and submitted it to the trustee.  Application periods for several categories are opening in the second half of 2018. Missouri Department of Natural Resources Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Air Pollution Control Program
(573) 751-4817

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Montana’s Draft BMP is now available for public comment (deadline is 5 p.m. August 20, 2018).  There will be an informational webinar/session on August 7. More information is on the website.  Department of Environmental Quality

Kyla Maki
(406) 444-6478


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Following a 30-day public comment period, on 5 January 2018 Nebraska DEQ submitted the state’s initial Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to the Trustee.  Nebraska DEQ plans a phased rollout of different categories of mitigation action.  Funding has been received for a subset of FY2017 DERA projects designated for funding from the VW State Trust; VW funds will also be used in the FY2018 DERA program.  Funding requests have been submitted to the Trustee for two other programs launched in 2018: transit bus replacements (applications closed 8 June; two projects funded); and school bus replacements (applications closed 3 August; forty-two projects funded).  Planning is in progress for other mitigation actions to be initiated in 2019.

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Randy Smith
(402) 471-4272
Nevada Click here   Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
State Commission on the Control of Emissions from Motor Vehicles will work in advisory capacity

Joe Perreira
(775) 687-9416

New Hampshire

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New Hampshire’s Beneficiary Environmental Mitigation Plan was finalized based on public input received during seven public informational meetings held throughout the state during April and May of 2018. The Plan, which was submitted to the Trustee on September 7, 2018, is available on the Volkswagen page of the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (Lead Agency) website. An initial project solicitation utilizing Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) and Volkswagen funding administered through the New Hampshire State Clean Diesel Program is scheduled to begin October 1, 2018. Office of Strategic Initiatives Joseph Doiron
(603) 271-2155
New Jersey

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The state released the draft mitigation plan on October 5th and it is open for public comment until November 7th. There will be a series of listening sessions between now and then.  Department of Environmental Protection Peg Hanna
(609) 292-7953
New Mexico

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In August 2017, NMED held 6 public meetings in New Mexico to provide information on the VW Settlement to the public and also to solicit input from members of the public. The presentation and fact sheet used at those meetings are posted on the website. NMED continues to accept comments and suggestions for the beneficiary mitigation plan.

NMED submitted the New Mexico certification to the Court and the Trustee at the end of November.

New Mexico Environment Department Rita Bates
(505) 476-4304
New York

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NYSDEC worked with other NYS agencies to develop the Clean Transportation NY beneficiary mitigation plan.  Information on the settlement and a link to download our draft mitigation plan have been posted on our website.  There is also an email link included on the webpage for submitting comments on the proposed mitigation plan.   Department of Environmental Conservation NYSDEC
Division of Air Resources
VW Settlement
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518) 402-8292
North Carolina

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Gov. Roy Cooper designated DEQ as the lead agency on Nov. 22, 2017. The Division of Air Quality manages the program and issued a Request for Information (RFI) on what eligible mitigation actions and priorities should be included in NC’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The RFI included several questions regarding plan priorities and development. Comments closed Dec. 31 and may be reviewed on our Volkswagen Settlement website. DAQ used the feedback to develop NC’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The plan for Phase 1 was submitted to the Trustee on September 20, 2018 and posted on our website on September 20, 2018. The state is currently drafting Request for Proposals for both the ZEV Infrastructure and other eligible categories to release in the fall of 2018.  Stakeholders may subscribe for email updates at Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Air Quality (DAQ)

Brian Phillips
Mobile Sources Compliance Branch Supervisor

Dave Willis
(919) 733-1482
Grant Administrator

Robin Barrows
(919) 707-8445
Allied Programs Supervisor

North Dakota



Click here Department of Health Keith Hinnenkamp
(701) 328-5188
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Ohio EPA filed the state’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan with the VW trustee 5/31/18.  On October 23, the Agency announced 21 new grant awards totaling $15 million for vehicle and equipment replacement projects.. One hundred sixteen applications were submitted requesting more than $47 million, for the $15 million available to award this year. A webinar is planned for the spring of 2019 to go over lessons learned this cycle, before the next application cycle opens 6/3/19 with applications due by 3:00 p.m. 8/2/19.  Grant applications must be submitted through an online application form.  Ohio EPA will be reaching out to stakeholders in designated priority counties during the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019 to develop a prioritized list of sites for charging stations for light-duty vehicles.  The first Request for Proposals for installation of EV charging stations is expected to be released in early 2019.  To be added to the Interested Parties list for emailed updates on Ohio’s VW plan implementation and other diesel emission reduction grant opportunities, send contact information to



Ohio EPA Carolyn Watkins

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Oklahoma submitted a BMP to the trust on June 8, 2018. Funding programs will roll out in phases; Phase I is in the planning stage and includes DERA, an Alternative Fuel School Bus Program, and the ZEV Infrastructure Program. Oklahoma released RFPs for the DERA and Alternative Fuel School Bus Programs, both of which will be accepting project applications from October 17 - December 20, 2018. An RFP for ZEV Infrastructure funding was released November 29, 2018 and applications will be accepted until March 1, 2019. More information is available on the website. Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, with the Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environment serving as oversight authority. Heather Lerch
(405) 702-4100 

Click here for implementation status of the Initial Mitigation Plan.
Click here and here for the Pacific Northwest ZEV Investment Proposal


Oregon DEQ has posted its Initial Mitigation Plan for use of Environmental Mitigation Funds. Per legislative direction, the initial plan is to focus on upgrading diesel powered school buses either by replacement or installation of advanced exhaust controls. The plan will target 450 buses at minimum that have been selected in a random draw (see website). The state has requested funds from the Oregon allocation. DEQ will commence engaging with school districts as early as summer 2018 and afterward proceeding over the next four years to complete this portion of the plan. DEQ anticipates the Oregon Legislature will convene in 2019 to consider additional priorities and criteria for selection of future mitigation actions. 
OR and WA have issued a second joint ZEV Investment Proposal to Electrify America that outlines proposed projects under the ZEV Investment Fund element of the settlement. 


Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Gerik Kransky
(503) 229- 5177

For ZEV Investment Fund
Andrew Dick
(503) 986-3839


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PA DEP launched its first two programs on September 20, 2018: Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program and DC Fast Charging and Hydrogen Fueling Grant Program.  See the Driving PA Forward website for details.

PA was certified as a Beneficiary in January 2018.  DEP launched the ‘Driving PA Forward’ initiative on May 10, including a new website.  Driving PA Forward is the suite of 8 programs developed by DEP to disburse the settlement funds.  Information about Driving PA Forward and the funding programs is available at the link provided here.  Interested parties can also sign up for DEP’s Driving PA Forward Newsletter on the website.  DEP submitted its final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to the Trustee on May 14, 2018; it is available on the Driving PA Forward website.

Department of Environmental Protection Samantha Harmon
(717) 705-7686
Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia sent a questionnaire to stakeholders interested in participating in a project proposal for VW funding.  Many stakeholders expressed interest.  The agency leads a workgroup that consists of 40 different stakeholders that meet quarterly and discuss the VW mitigation plan status.   Rachel Andes
(215) 685-9422
Puerto Rico     Environmental Quality Board Luis Vierra
Rhode Island

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The VW Settlement and What It May Mean for Your Community

Informational Document VW Settlement Funds

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Click here for the final BMP

RI Department of Environmental Management invited the public to an informational session regarding the Proposed Volkswagen Environmental Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) for Rhode Island’s $14.3 million allocation of the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust.  The Department, along with Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and Office of Energy Resources (OER), conducted the informational session. The informational session was held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Rhode Island College.  The public will have the opportunity to provide plan specific feedback during a 30-day public comment period. Plan specific comments may be emailed to through June 11, 2018. Department of Environmental Management Allison Archambault
(401) 222-2808 x2035
South Carolina

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Click here for the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

The SC Department of Insurance has created a website to provide information to the public relating to the settlement and to solicit public comments.  Copies of pertinent materials, including the draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan are available on this website.  
To sign up for email updates: (select “VW Settlement” distribution list under “News Flash”)

Department of Insurance


Kendall Buchanan
(803) 737-2420
South Dakota

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On March 5, 2019, the Governor signed HB1258, giving spending authority for the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust funds. The initial mitigation funding project will be used for school, shuttle and transit bus replacement. Information and application forms are available on the Clean Diesel Program webpage. The application deadline is April 5, 2019. We could use another 12-15 applications. Please pass this information on to anyone you think might be interested.  Department of Environment and Natural Resources Barb Regynski

Click here for Tennessee and the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement
Click here for the BMP 

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has released a final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP).  TDEC expects to release project solicitations in this order, with the first solicitation to be released in late September or early October of 2018: 

(1) Class 4-8 School Buses;
(2) Class 4-8 Shuttle and Transit Buses;
(3) Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks, Class 8 Local Freight and Port Drayage Trucks; and
(4) Light Duty ZEV Supply Equipment.

Additional project solicitations for these categories will be released until eligible project funds are exhausted.  TDEC will also host workshops throughout the state and/or via webinar in order to provide the public with information regarding the proposal process, program and project eligibility, timelines for implementation, and reporting requirements. See link in first column.

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (Office of Energy Programs)

Alexa Voytek

Molly Cripps
(615) 741- 2994



Click here for Texas Volkswagen settlement website


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is currently accepting comments on its Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for Texas.  The comment period ends October 8, 2018.  The TCEQ will then prepare its final plan and submit the plan to the Trustee.  The first grant funding solicitations may then be opened late 2018 or early 2019.  For copies of the draft plan and information on Texas’ program, visit the TCEQ’s VW website at Commission of Environmental Quality Jessica Fleming
(512) 239-4904

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  Utah Department of Environmental Quality Lisa Burr
(801) 536-4019

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The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources released its final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan on May 29, 2018. The Plan, and other information regarding Vermont’s implementation of the mitigation trust is available at For FY2019, the Vermont legislature has restricted the use of Vermont’s allocation of the mitigation trust funds to funding only zero-emission technologies and investments in EVSE. Therefore, vehicle or equipment replacements with non-electric technology will not be allowed in FY2019. Activities for FY2019 include the launch of an EVSE Grant Program and an Electric School and Transit Bus Pilot Program. Agency of Natural Resources

Heidi Hales
(802) 498-7338

Deirdra Ritzer

(802) 233-0852

Virginia Click here Virginia submitted a Beneficiary Mitigation Pan to the Trustee on August 9, 2018. 
DEQ awarded a contract to EVgo Services to develop a statewide public electric vehicle charging network.   See Governor Northam's press release here.
Department of Environmental Quality DEQ: Air Division

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Washington will accept public comments on the draft mitigation plan through 9 a.m. on December 19, 2017.  Click here to comment.
The Department of Ecology will host an online webinar at 10 am on November 28 and a Facebook Streaming Town Hall at 6 pm on November 29.
Department of Ecology Brett Rude
(360) 407-6847
Michael Boyer
(360) 407-6863
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (Seattle, WA)

VW Settlement Project/Program Principles from Washington’s Local Clean Air Agencies

Puget Sound VW Fact Sheet

Western Washington Clean Cities Request for Potential Project Information

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Developed map of region highlighting census block groups that may respond to the emphasis on communities that have historically borne a disproportionate share of the pollution.  See last link to the left.

  Andrew Green
(206) 689-4053
West Virginia

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Once announced, the press release for the public comment period will appear here


  West Virginia Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways Perry McCutcheon
(304) 558-9286

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  Department of Administration

Beneficiary Lead Agency
James Langdon
(608) 264-6109



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Wyoming DEQ submitted its final mitigation plan to the Trustee in April 2018.  An RFP will be released by end of 2018 for NOx Reduction Projects.  Applications will be accepted in 1Q 2019.   Department of Environmental Quality Brial Hall
(307) 777-7753
District of Columbia

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Click here for the Request for Public Comment


DC DOEE submitted the final spending plan (beneficiary mitigation plan) to the Trust on July 6, 2018. DC Department of Energy and Environment Benjamin Tweed

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