State and Local Agency Information (October 18, 2017)

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Alabama

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Basic information on the settlement and solicitation of comments on the development of the mitigation plan

AG’s statement when the settlement was initially announced (June 2016)

 

Dale Hurst
(334) 271-7882
http://www.adem.alabama.gov/

Alaska

  

 

  Alaska Energy Authority Betsy McGregor
bmcgregor@aidea.org
(907) 771-3957
Arizona

 

Click here   Department of Administration/Grants and Federal Resources

Matthew D. Hanson
(602) 542-7567
matthew.hanson@azdoa.gov

Arkansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has created a webpage to provide direction and information about the trust. KDHE will participate in four information sessions across the state in late summer and early fall of 2017.  

Tricia Jackson Treece
(501) 682-0055
treecep@adeq.state.ar.us

California

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The first public workshop will be held on October 9, 2017, and we’ve opened an online docket to accept public comments.  California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Lisa Williams
lisa.williams@arb.ca.gov
(916) 324-7582

Colorado

 

Click here

Click here for Colorado's proposed Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.

    Christine Hoefler
christine.hoefler@state.co.us
Connecticut

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Click here for mitigation plan out for comment

Click here for comments received

 

The site allows the public to sign up to be notified of relevant state activities regarding the VW settlement and submit comments.  It also includes state documents related to the settlement.

CT conducted an informal public comment period between January 18 and March 6, 2017 and held a public informational meeting on February 23, 2017 on the proposed mitigation plan. CT received over 80 written and oral comments on the plan and the comments are currently being reviewed.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Louis Corsino
(860) 424-3544
louis.corsino@ct.gov
Delaware

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is currently reviewing 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 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
VW_Mitigation_Plan@state.de.us
Florida

 

    Preston McLane
(850) 717-9089
preston.mcLane@dep.state.fl.us

Georgia

 

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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.    
Hawaii

 

 

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

Cameron Black
(808) 587-9009
cameron.b.black@hawaii.gov

Margaret Larson
(808-587-3813)
margaret.s.larson@hawaii.gov

Idaho

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The Idaho DEQ is expected to be named Idaho’s Designated Beneficiary.  A website has been established to provide stakeholders with VW Settlement information, as well as solicit projects ideas and/or comments for incorporation into the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.  Stakeholders may be added to the DEQ’s VW Settlement e-mail distribution list by clicking “Subscribe to this page” in the upper-right hand corner of website. Idaho Department of Environmental Quality G. Michael Brown
(208) 373-0232
g.michael.brown@deq.idaho.gov
Illinois      

Brad Frost

brad.frost@illinois.gov 

Indiana

 

 

  Indiana Department of Environmental Management  
Iowa Click here The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be the lead agency. They are creating a state agency working group that will include the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The working group will review the trust settlement requirements and prepare an initial draft plan.  

IDOT contacts:
Stuart Anderson
(515) 239-1661
stuart.anderson@iowadot.us 

Angie Poole
(515) 239-1351
angela.poole@iowadot.us

IDNR contact:
Jim McGraw
(515) 725-9543
jim.mcgraw@dnr.iowa.gov

Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has created a webpage to provide direction and information about the trust. KDHE will participate in four information sessions across the state in late summer and early fall of 2017. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Kathleen Waters
Kathleen.waters@ks.gov
Kentucky

 

 

     
Louisiana

 

 

     
Maine

 

 

     
Maryland

 

 

    Tim Shepherd
(410) 537-3236
tim.shepherd@maryland.gov
Massachusetts

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    vw.settlement@state.ma.us
Michigan

 

 

     
Minnesota Click here Minnesota’s website has information on public and stakeholder meetings and summaries of public input to date.  Minnesota held 3 public meetings in February and March 2017.  There was an open public comment period through June 30, 2017 and the state received over 200 comments.  The state had an initial web survey and recently launched a follow-up survey.  Minnesota is holding stakeholder meetings, which began in June 2017 and are continuing into the fall.  The MPCA is receiving input from its Environmental Justice Advisory Group and is hosting another community listening session in September. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Rocky Sisk
(651) 757-2173
rocky.sisk@state.mn.us
Mississippi

 

 

     
Missouri

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  Missouri Department of Natural Resources  
Montana

 

 

    Kyla Maki
kmaki@mt.gov
Nebraska

 

 

  Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality  
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
jperreira@ndep.nv.gov

New Hampshire

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    Timothy H. White
timothy.white@des.nh.gov
New Jersey

 

 

     
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. New Mexico Environment Department Rita Bates
(505) 476-4304
rita.bates@state.nm.us
New York

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NYSDEC is working with other NYS agencies in developing the VW Settlement mitigation plan.  A webpage has been posted with information on the settlement.  An email link is included on the webpage for submitting comments on projects to include in the development of the mitigation plan.  Upcoming public outreach efforts will be posted on the webpage.   NYSDEC
Division of Air Resources
VW Settlement
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518) 402-8292
vw.append@dec.ny.gov
North Carolina

 

 

     
North Dakota

 

 

     
Ohio Click here

Ohio has created a map of proposed priority counties to receive the funds. Counties were selected based on areas with historical air quality problems related to diesel emissions, the location of large ports.  In November Ohio sent a request to more than 23,000 entities for early stakeholder comments on the map and indications of interest in the potential allowable uses of the funds.  At this point, Ohio is open to all ten allowable uses.  To date, the state received 160 comments that are currently under review and is also setting up meetings or conference calls with some groups of stakeholders, such as ports and major airports.  Ohio is preparing documentation to request beneficiary designation and beginning to draft a mitigation plan. 

 

Ohio EPA Carolyn Watkins
(614)644-3768
carolyn.watkins@epa.ohio.gov
Oklahoma

 

 

  VW settlement issues handled by Secretary of Energy and Environment (formal lead agency TBD) Kylah McNabb
(405) 522-7226 
kylah.mcnabb@ee.ok.gov
Oregon

Click here (for update to proposed mitigation plan and next steps)
Click here for the Pacific Northwest ZEV Investment Proposal

 

Under direction from the Oregon Legislature, the state will initially focus mitigation actions on targeted diesel school bus replacements. A mitigation plan detailing the process to identify and select buses for replacement will be developed and made available for public comment. Persons interested in tracking this process should sign up on the email list serve detailed on the website. OR DEQ has opened a period for public comment on the elements of a plan. Details about the proposal itself, the planned public meetings/webinars and how to attend and provide comments are detailed on the website.
OR and WA issued a joint ZEV Investment Proposal to Volkswagen that outlines proposed projects under the ZEV Investment Fund aspect of the settlement.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Kevin Downing
(503) 229- .6549
kevin.downing@state.or.us

For ZEV Investment Fund
Andrew Dick
(503) 986-3839
andrew.e.dick@odot.state.or.us

Pennsylvania

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DEP is holding listening sessions across the state and accepting public comment on our Draft Mitigation Plan throughout June. Department of Environmental Protection Samantha Harmon
(717) 705-7686
saharmon@pa.gov
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
rachel.andes@phila.gov
Rhode Island

Click here

The VW Settlement and What It May Mean for Your Community

Informational Document VW Settlement Funds

For a mitigation plan, RI will work with various state agencies to develop a draft plan. To be included in the plan, very specific target fleets identified to have the greatest NOx reductions.   Allison Callahan
(401) 222-2808 x2035
allison.callahan@dem.ri.gov
South Carolina Click here  

Department of Insurance

 

 
South Dakota

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    Barb Regynski
Barb.Regynski@state.sd.us
Tennessee

Click here for Tennessee and the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement 

Click here for Tennessee Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust Public Participation 

Click here for Tennessee Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust Comment Form

Governor Haslam has identified TDEC as the lead agency for purposes of administering the state’s trust allocation.  Once the trust is established, TDEC will follow the steps outlined in the settlement to apply for beneficiary status on behalf of the state, and will provide opportunity for stakeholder input regarding use of the trust funds.  The Office of Energy Programs will be taking the lead on this. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (Office of Energy Programs)

Alexa Voytek
alexa.voytek@tn.gov

Molly Cripps
(615) 741- 2994
molly.cripps@tn.gov

 

Texas

 

 

     
Utah

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  Utah Department of Environmental Quality Lisa Burr
(801) 536-4019
lburr@utah.gov
Vermont

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Virginia Click here Virginia developed a proposed state mitigation plan in 2016 intended to provide the public with insight into the Commonwealth’s vision for the eligible uses of the VW Trust mitigation funds.  The state conducted a public comment period (Nov 17 – Dec 16, 2016) and meeting (Dec 7, 2016) on the proposed mitigation plan. Virginia received 101 comments on the proposed mitigation plan that are currently under review. To further inform the state’s planning efforts, Virginia released a Request for Information (RFI) in April 2017 seeking early input from governmental and non-governmental entities on the type and scope of projects that they may later submit to compete for VW Trust funds, funding and project evaluation priorities, and methods the state could employ to increase participation in future requests for VW mitigation projects. Department of Environmental Quality DEQ: Air Division
vwmitigation@deq.virginia.gov
Washington

Click here

Click here for the Outreach Mini-Infographic

Click here for Public FAQs

Click here for the Pacific Northwest ZEV Investment Proposal

  Department of Ecology Bret Rude
360-407-6847
brett.rude@ecy.wa.gov
Michael Boyer
360-407-6863
michael.boyer@ecy.wa.gov
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

For map, click here

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
andrewg@pscleanair.org
West Virginia

 

 

     
Wisconsin

 

 

     
Wyoming

 

 

     
District of Columbia

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Click here for the Request for Information

 

DCDEE has drafted a request for information (RFI) for public input of the VW Settlement funds. The agency is conducting two rounds of public input and is currently reviewing the first round of responses. The RFI is a preliminary report explaining the settlement and potential project ideas. The agency will submit a second RFI in the coming months, which will incorporate the first round of public responses. DC Department of Energy and Environment Alexandra Catena
(202) 741-0862
alexandra.catena@dc.gov
         

Related General Information for VW Settlement