State and Local Agency Information (December 12, 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)

Department of Economic and Community Affairs

Dale Hurst
(334) 271-7882
contact@adeca.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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ADEQ has an email list where interested persons can subscribe for information updates about Arkansas Beneficiary Mitigation Plan development.
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.  The RFI, including a draft plan and instructions for submitting information can be found on our VW website: https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/air/planning/vw.aspx. The deadline for submitting information responsive to the RFI is November 1, 2017.
Department of Environmental Quality

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

 

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Click here for Colorado's proposed Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.

  Department of Public Health and Environment 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

 

  Department of Enviromental Protection 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. Office of Planning and Budget  
Hawaii

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

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

June Chee
(808) 587-2663
june.c.chee@hawaii.gov
dbedt.vwsettlement@hawaii.gov (for direct inquiries)

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     Environmental Protection Agency

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. Department of Transportation

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. On November 21, 2017, KDHE posted a Request for Information document to the state’s VW webpage. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Kathleen Waters
kdhe.ksvwsettlement@ks.gov
Kentucky

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  Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet

Rick Bender
rick.bender@ky.gov
(502) 782-6888

Lona Brewer
lona.brewer@ky.gov
(502) 782-6899

Louisiana

 

 

  Department of Environmental Quality  
Maine

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  Maine Department of Transportation  
Maryland

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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
tim.shepherd@maryland.gov
Massachusetts

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  Department of Environmental Protection vw.settlement@state.ma.us
Michigan

 

 

  Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Debbie Swartz (Primary Contact for VW Settlement)
(517) 284-6903
swartzd@michigan.gov

Robert Jackson (Primary Contact for VW ZEV Projects)
(517) 930-6163
jacksonr20@michigan.gov

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

 

 

  Department of Environmental Qualty  
Missouri

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  Missouri Department of Natural Resources  
Montana

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DEQ will post updates on the mitigation plan on the website.
Interested parties may request to be added to the agency’s information list (contact Kyla Maki)
Department of Environmental Quality

Kyla Maki
(406) 444-6478
kmaki@mt.gov

Nebraska

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Nebraska held two public meetings in October 2017 and accepted public comments on development of a mitigation plan from September 21, 2017 through November 3, 2017.  On December 6, 2017 NDEQ posted a draft mitigation plan on the agency VW web page and will accept public comment on the plan through December 31, 2017.  Comments can be submitted through a web portal accessed from the VW web page or via mail or e-mail. Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Randy Smith
(402) 471-4272
randy.smith@nebraska.gov
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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  Office of Strategic Initiatives Timothy H. White
timothy.white@des.nh.gov
New Jersey

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Initial project solicitation ends January 31, 2018. Department of Environmental Protection Peg Hanna
(609) 292-7953
vwcomments@dep.nj.gov
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
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. Department of Environmental Conservation NYSDEC
Division of Air Resources
VW Settlement
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518) 402-8292
vw.append@dec.ny.gov
North Carolina

 

 

  Department of Environmental Quality  
North Dakota

 

 

  Department of Health  
Ohio Click here

Ohio EPA posted a draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan on its VW program website on 12/7/17.  Public comment is invited through February 7, 2018.  Information sessions will be offered in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus in January, 2018.  Ohio’s plan proposes allocating funds to all the eligible mitigation activities, and establishes a list of priority counties for expenditure of the funds, based on air quality concerns and the other factors set out in the trust agreement.   The most requested uses of funding during an initial informal round of public comment in 2016 were school bus replacements, transit bus replacements, and light duty electric vehicle charging.  To be added to the Interest Parties list for emailed updates on Ohio’s VW planning process and other diesel emission reduction grant opportunities, send contact information to derg@epa.ohio.gov.  

 

 

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

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The website now contains presentation slides from the first public meeting, which was held on December 5, 2017. This date marked the end of the first public comment period. The agency is in the process of including all public comments received during this first comment period on the website. At the bottom of the website, there is a link to sign up for the VW settlement mailing list.  Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, with the Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environment serving as oversight authority. Heather Lerch
(405) 702-4100 
vwsettlement@deq.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

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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. Department of Environmental Management Allison Callahan
(401) 222-2808 x2035
allison.callahan@dem.ri.gov
South Carolina Click here  

Department of Insurance

 

 
South Dakota

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The Governor’s Certification Form was submitted to the Court and the Trust on November, 21, 2017.  We have added the form to our web page at http://denr.sd.gov/des/aq/aaVW.aspx and will now begin work on the beneficiary mitigation plan. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Barb Regynski
Barb.Regynski@state.sd.us
Tennessee

Click here for Tennessee and the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement 

Click here for Presentations and Upcoming Events

Click here for Request for Information

 

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

 

 

  Commission of Environmental Quality  
Utah

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

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  Agency of Natural Resources  
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

Click here for Washington’s Draft VW Mitigation Plan

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 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

 

 

  West Virginia Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways Perry McCutcheon
(304) 558-9286
perry.j.McCutcheon@wv.gov
Wisconsin

 

 

  Department of Administration  
Wyoming

 

 

  Department of Environmental Quality  
District of Columbia

Click here

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
         

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