Connecticut NOx Mitigation Trust Fund Documents
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. A requirement for receiving the mitigation funds is the development of a state mitigation plan. This proposed state mitigation plan has been developed to allow the public to comment early in the process to help inform the development of the final mitigation plan prior to taking any formal action. The informal comment period on this plan ended on March 6, 2017.
This is the presentation given by DEEP staff at the February 23, 2017 public informational meeting regarding the proposed draft state mitigation plan. Comments received at the public informational meeting will be posted here once they are prepared.
This document contains DEEP's summary of comments on Connecticut's proposed draft state mitigation plan that were received by DEEP during the informal comment period that ran between January 18, 2017 and March 6, 2017. This also includes comments received at the public informational meeting held on February 23, 2017.
This is a compilation of all e-mail and written comments received by DEEP regarding the utilization of funds under the VW Settlement. The document will be updated periodically as comments are received. This document also includes comments received outside of the comment period.
NOTE: As Connecticut progresses through the Mitigation Trust Fund process, additional associated documents, filings and comments received electronically and by mail will be posted here.
Volkswagen Court Documents
A complete archive of Volkswagen (VW) court documents can be accessed at the US District Court, Northern District of California website. Below are some of the more relevant documents in the VW settlement.
Final Executed Beneficiary Trust Agreements
These final beneficiary trust agreements include some significant procedural changes from the earlier consent decrees. One important change was to establish two separate trusts, one for states and one for tribes due to different tax requirements for both groups. The trust agreements were executed on October 2, 2017 and, as such, this date represents the Trust Effective Date.
Partial Consent Decrees
The following partial consent decrees for 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel vehicles served as the basis for the development of the Final State Beneficiary Trust Agreements above. They contain appendices that specify the consumer buyback lease termination program, vehicle emissions modification recall program, VW Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Commitment, and the details of the Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement.
First Partial 2.0L Consent Decree - June 28, 2016 (pdf)
Amended First Partial 2.0L Consent Decree - September 30, 2016 (pdf)
Second Partial 3.0L Consent Decree - December 20, 2016 (pdf)
Third Partial Consent Decree - January 11, 2017 (pdf)
Other Helpful Documents
Detailed Comparison of VW Eligible Mitigation Actions 1-9 and DERA Option (Eligible Mitigation Action 10) (pdf)
This EPA document compares the different eligibility requirements and funding levels for eligible mitigation actions Nos. 1-9 and the DERA option, which is eligible mitigation action No. 10 in Appendix D-2 of the partial consent decree.
Related Web Pages
EPA's website with an extensive background on the VW violations along with information on EPA's enforcement actions. This website also contains a helpful link to all laws and regulations related to the VW violations.
Due to the level of interest in the VW case, this web page has been created by the United States District Court, Northern District of California to notify journalists and interested members of the public of important news and information about access to court proceedings and case information.
The official informational website for the Volkswagen-Audi Diesel Emissions Settlement Program. Contains information and videos on how consumers can check eligibility, file a claim, and more. This webpage also hosts an archive of all official court documents.
Volkswagen's "We're working to make things right" website. Consumer oriented webpage regarding the TDI emissions issue and explanation of the steps that VW is taking to compensate VW owners.
Sierra Club maintains this webpage to provide its stakeholders with convenient access to various VW settlement documents, timelines, fact sheets, tools and presentations.
Volkswagen's official National ZEV Investment Plan website. This website was created to address VW's National ZEV Investment Plan as specified in Appendix C of the partial consent decree. Proposals can be submitted and additional information on the ZEV Investment Plan can be found on this website.
NACAA has established repository of state and local agency information and links pertaining to the VW settlement and the Mitigation Trust Fund. The information accessible from the repository includes state and local webpages, public outreach materials, drafts of documents, etc.