The NV Diesel Emission Mitigation Fund opens competitive grant program related to the VW Settlement

CARSON CITY, NV – The Nevada Diesel Emission Mitigation Fund, managed by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), started taking applications on June 1, 2018 for its first annual funding round to assist public and privately-owned fleets with the replacement of older medium- and heavy-duty diesel-powered vehicles (for example, transit buses, school buses, freight trucks, etc.) with new vehicles that emit fewer harmful exhaust emissions, in particular nitrogen oxides.  Applications for this first funding round are due no later than July 31, 2018.  “This program will be an effective resource for fleets in Nevada working to improve air quality,” said Danilo Dragoni, Bureau Chief of the Air Quality Planning with NDEP.  “The funding will be instrumental in our ongoing efforts to protect and enhance air quality throughout the state.”

The Diesel Emission Mitigation Fund is funded by the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement that was created by the settlements finalized between the Volkswagen Corporation, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the State of California regarding the installation and use of defeat devices in diesel-powered vehicles.

For more information about the Diesel Emission Mitigation Fund, visit https://ndep.nv.gov/air/vw-settlement

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