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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.