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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.

On October 25, 2016 a partial settlement was approved that resolves consumer claims concerning the 2.0-liter diesel vehicles. On December 20, 2016 a preliminary second partial settlement was agreed to concerning 3.0-liter diesel vehicles and will be approved after it is published in the federal register and after the required comment period.

As a result of these partial settlements, Connecticut is expected to receive over $50 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.

Informal Public Comment Period Announced

DEEP is announcing an informal public comment period on Connecticut's proposed state mitigation plan and requesting input from the public to help inform the development of the final mitigation plan prior to taking any formal action. Additional information and instructions on how to submit comments is included in the notice below. NOTE: This is not a formal solicitation for projects.

Notice of Informal Public Comment Period (pdf)
Connecticut's Proposed State Mitigation Plan (pdf)

This informal public comment period closes on February 28, 2017.

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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!


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

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Content Last Updated: February 23, 2017