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VW Settlement Information

In late 2015, Volkswagen (VW) publicly admitted it had secretly and deliberately installed a defeat device - software designed to cheat emissions tests and deceive federal and state regulators - in nearly 500,000 VW and Audi branded 2.0-liter diesel vehicles and 83,000 3.0-liter diesel vehicles sold to American consumers.

Through a series of three partial settlements, EPA resolved their civil enforcement case against VW. As a result of these partial settlements, Connecticut is expected to receive over $55 million for use towards offsetting the excess NOx emissions caused by VW's actions through extensive mitigation projects to reduce NOx from a wide array of mobile sources.

DEEP Announces Formal Comment Period on the Draft Final Mitigation Plan

Having proposed and taken public comment on an initial draft mitigation plan on January 18 - March 6, 2017, DEEP is now announcing a formal public comment period on the draft final mitigation plan. The actions outlined in the draft final mitigation plan are expected to significantly reduce mobile source related air emissions in Connecticut. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a formal solicitation for projects.

Formal Public Notice of Draft Final Mitigation Plan - February 15, 2018 (pdf)
Connecticut Draft Final Mitigation Plan - February 15, 2018 (pdf)

COMMENT PERIOD CLOSES MARCH 9, 2018

How to comment: You may email written comments to deep.mobilesources@ct.gov, or send via postal mail to the Bureau of Air Management, Mobile Sources Division, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT 06106 from February 15, 2018 to March 9, 2018. Please provide your full name, company name (if applicable), address, e-mail, and telephone number.

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Do you have ideas for a diesel emissions mitigation project or other project eligible under the settlement that would utilize funds efficiently and reduce NOx emissions in CT? Submit your ideas to us!

FAQ

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Get quick answers to some commonly asked questions regarding the VW Settlement and the impact on Connecticut residents and our environment.

NOx Mitigation Grants

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Check back for grant opportunities in Connecticut that are coming soon as a result of the VW Settlement.

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Resources

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An archive of VW Settlement court documents, links to VW consumer webpages, CT's proposed mitigation plan, public comments received, presentations and other relevant VW documents.

Notices & Events

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As notices and public events are announced they will be listed here. Check back often or sign up for our E-mail list to be notified of new notices or events.

 

Latest Activities & Timeline

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January 29, 2018

Wilmington Trust (the Trustee) officially certified Connecticut as a Designated Beneficiary under the VW Trust on January 29, 2018.

October 3, 2017

Connecticut submitted its beneficiary form to US District Court, CA Northern District on October 3, 2017 and to the Trustee on October 18, 2017.

The Trustee has up to 120 days after the Trust Effective Date to designate beneficiaries - January 30, 2018.

October 2, 2017

The final executed trust agreement was filed on October 2, 2017, which established the Trust Effective Date (TED) and, as a result, set the due date for states to submit their beneficiary documents.

 

Content Last Updated: February 15, 2018