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Oklahoma has been initially allocated approximately $21 million from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from the transportation sector. With this funding, DEQ has been able to develop several new programs to promote healthier air quality across the state. View the Oklahoma VW Settlement Factsheet

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Program Information

Phase 1 of the Oklahoma Volkswagen Settlement introduced two new programs.

Alternative Fuel School Bus Program

The Alternative Fuel School Bus Program is currently going through its first round of funding in order to reduce emissions from old diesel school buses. For more information please visit the Alternative Fuel School Bus Program home page.

ChargeOK

The ChargeOK: Oklahoma Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program has selected the recipients that will increase access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the state. For more information please visit the ChargeOK home page.

Important Documents

Grant Program Materials Reports & Funding RequestsBeneficiary Mitigation PlanOutreach MaterialsLegal DocumentsNotices

Oklahoma “is required to maintain and make publicly available all documentation submitted in support of the each funding request and all records supporting all expenditures of Eligible Mitigation Action funds” from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Funding requests and Semi-Annual Reports from DEQ will be available here: Oklahoma Funding Requests and Semi-Annual Reports

DEQ and the office of the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment (SOEE) submitted the Oklahoma Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) to Wilmington Trust on June 8, 2018. For more information on the BMP process please reference the Volkswagen History page

Final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

On February 15, 2018, DEQ sent notices to the following Federal Agencies about the State of Oklahoma’s designation as a Volkswagen State Environmental Mitigation Trust Beneficiary along with DEQ’s process of developing the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan and funding assistance programs.

For more information on the background of the Volkswagen Settlement please see the Volkswagen History page.

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External Links

NASEO & NACAA VW Settlement Clearinghouse
EPA Environmental Mitigation Trust Page