NMED Announces Public Comment Period On Draft Volkswagen Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

NMED News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Environment Department is seeking public comment on the Draft Volkswagen Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The plan summarizes the State’s goals for the allocation of approximately $18 million towards eligible projects.

Eligible projects are required to mitigate the excess nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions caused by Volkswagen’s use of illegal defeat devices in certain diesel vehicles in years past.

Following the public comment period and prior to the State’s review of applications received for the eligible mitigation projects, NMED will finalize the plan and submit it to the national Trustee, Wilmington Trust, N.A. NMED provides the current draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan in Spanish and English for New Mexicans’ review and comment at: https://www.env.nm.gov/vw-settlement/.

The New Mexico Environment Department will accept written comments on the plan through 5 p.m., May 14. Comments may be emailed to vw.info@state.nm.us. Written comments may also be mailed to Kerwin Singleton at kerwin.singleton@state.nm.us.

For additional information concerning this bulletin, please contact Kerwin Singleton, Acting Planning Section Chief, NMED Air Quality Bureau, 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 1, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1816, 505.476.4350, kerwin.singleton@state.nm.us.

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