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Using the Navigation Panel at the Top of this Page

  • Post Comment - Select the Post Comment tab from the top panel. This will take you to a screen that allows comments and supporting attachments to be submitted to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality related to Nebraska’s VW Environmental Mitigation Plan.

  • Search Comments - Select the Search Comments tab from the top panel to search for Public comments. Public Comments are posted five days after the comment is submitted.

  • View Public Documents - Select the Public Documents tab from the top panel to see reports and other documents generated by or submitted to NDEQ related to Nebraska’s VW Environmental Mitigation Plan.

  • Press Releases - Select the Press Releases tab from the top panel to view copies of all press releases related to Nebraska’s VW Environmental Mitigation Plan.

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Select the FAQs tab from the top panel to view copies of all Frequently Asked Questions related to Nebraska’s VW Environmental Mitigation Plan.

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has been designated by the Governor to administer funds allocated to the state from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. This web page provides an online form for submitting comments on how Nebraska should design a Mitigation Plan to best utilize these funds to benefit the state and meet the purpose of the Trust.

The Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust will provide funding to states and tribes to take actions to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles and equipment. The Trust was established as part of a Consent Decree to settle charges that Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Porsche AG, and their subsidiaries used emission test “defeat devices” in diesel vehicles sold in the United States, resulting in excess diesel emissions that had adverse impacts on air quality and public health.

This page also provides public access to view public comments, documents, and press releases regarding the development of Nebraska’s Mitigation Plan.