The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has submitted the final plan for spending $40.9 million awarded to the State of Indiana from the national Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust. The funding will be used for projects designed to alleviate nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions caused by Volkswagen vehicles. Indiana’s final plan was submitted to the Trustee of the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust. The plan lays out the expected allocation of funding for project categories that may be used during a 10-year period for various projects permitted by the settlement’s consent decree. The next steps in this process include drafting and approval of the evaluation and scoring criteria used to select eligible projects. For more information and to receive updates regarding Indiana’s Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Program, please visit http://www.idem.IN.gov/vwtrust.
November 20th, 2018|Local News|