Volkswagen Settlement Update: Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement Finalized
On September 19, the United States District Court finalized the Environmental Mitigation Trust agreement for state and related beneficiaries, clearing the way for $209 million of clean transportation funding for Texas. The agreement stipulates that the Trust Effective Date (TED) be set no later than October 3, 2017. The ball is rolling!
- The Texas Governor's Office has 60 days from the Trust Effective Date to apply for beneficiary status and accept VW funding.
- Texas will then designate a lead agency, like the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), to administer the funds.
- The lead agency will solicit public and stakeholder input on what emissions reductions activities to prioritize.
Pending the lead agency designation, the Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition is preparing to solicit and compile recommendations from our stakeholders. Be on the lookout for VW related emails and workshops.
If you have emailed us your vehicle inventory, we are still in the process of analyzing eligible vehicles. If you have not emailed your vehicle inventory list, please send an Excel spreadsheet (including each vehicles' VIN and model year) to firstname.lastname@example.org
to determine if you have eligible vehicles.