Volkswagen Update: April 2018

It’s been a few months since the Environmental Mitigation Trust beneficiaries were approved. Most of these state beneficiaries are still developing their plans and are still accepting comments. We are getting down to the finish line for making the case for propane school bus funding. So, if you haven’t reached out to your representative, now is the time.

Here is a summary of the status of each state’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.

Five states have final plans:

  • Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Nebraska and Nevada

19 states have draft plans:

  • Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont and Washington

28 states are still developing their plans and are accepting comments:

  • Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming

You can find a complete listing of each state’s lead agency, mitigation plan status and filing deadlines here. This document also contains the dates of upcoming public hearings and meetings.

If your state falls into either of the last two categories, please contact Chelsea Jenkins at Chelsea.Jenkins@roush.com to discuss how best to approach your state agencies. We don’t want to miss this opportunity to get more funding for propane school buses!

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