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Maine Beneficiary Mitigation Plan
Under the lead of the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT), collaborating with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Governor's Energy Office (GEO), a plan has been drafted that includes projected qualifying expenditures from the Trust.
Beneficiary Mitigation Plan
The Trust will distribute funds for qualifying projects proposed by its beneficiaries. Only the governor's office of a state can request Beneficiary status. States that are granted beneficiary status will implement actions that reduce NOx emissions as developed through a state environmental mitigation plan . These state-specific plans must meet requirements described in Appendix D of the Mitigation Trust Agreement.
- Partial Consent Decree (PDF)
NASEO and NACAA VW Clearing House
NASEO and NACAA have created a VW Settlement Clearinghouse as a resource for state and local government offices and agencies as they develop plans and implement projects under the settlement’s Environmental Mitigation Trust.
Eligible Mitigation Actions & Expenditures
According to Appendix D of the first partial consent decree, eligible mitigation actions and expenditures can only include the following projects:
- Class 4-8 local freight trucks and port drayage trucks
- Class 4-8 school bus, shuttle bus, or transit buses
- Freight switchers
- Ferries, tugs, and ocean-going vessels shore power
- Forklifts and port cargo handling equipment
- Airport ground support equipment
- Up to 15% of the allocation can be used for light duty, zero emissions vehicle supply equipment
- Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) eligible projects
For all projects, the State must demonstrate to the Trustee including, but not limited to, the amount of projected NOx reductions and community and air quality benefits. For additional eligible projects, funds can also be allocated for disbursement through the state's existing Clean Diesel Program funded under the federal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). Funds cannot be used to purchase new vehicles or equipment without a direct retirement of higher emissions vehicles like those described above.