Department of Environmental Protection, Departmental  

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    Division of Air Resource Management

    Volkswagen Settlement Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is publishing a draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for a public comment period of thirty (30) days. A Beneficiary Mitigation Plan is a requirement under the Volkswagen Settlement’s Environmental Mitigation Trust for State Beneficiaries (Final Trust Agreement). The purpose of the Mitigation Trust is to provide money for mobile source emissions mitigation projects to mitigate the excess nitrogen oxides emissions caused by certain Volkswagen vehicles operating without the legally required emissions controls. The Beneficiary Mitigation Plan fulfills the required elements listed in the Final Trust Agreement, including how Florida will spend the $166 million allotted to the state. All public comments must be submitted via email to by 5:00 p.m. ET, Friday, August 16, 2019. At that time, the Department will consider all public comments and finalize the plan for submittal to the Trustee. For more information about the Volkswagen Settlement, the Department’s activities related to the settlement, and the draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan, please go to the Department’s dedicated webpage at the following link: If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

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