The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) Office of Energy Programs (OEP) is hosting a Volkswagen Diesel Settlement public information session in Chattanooga on Dec. 15 and an online webinar on Dec. 19. Sessions were previously held in Nashville on Oct. 31, in Knoxville on Nov. 7 and in Memphis on Nov. 17.
This meeting will provide an overview of the VW Diesel Settlement, the Environmental Mitigation Trust, TDEC's process for developing a proposed Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for Tennessee, and the types of eligible mitigation actions that may be funded by Tennessee’s Environmental Mitigation Trust allocation.
TDEC is seeking input from the public to inform the State’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan and has developed a web-based public comment form to allow interested stakeholders to submit comments regarding the State’s utilization of its Environmental Mitigation Trust allocation.
The public information session and webinar are both free and open to the public. Registration is required due to space restrictions. Interested parties can register online at the links below.
The public informational session will be on Friday, Dec. 15, from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Downtown Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St., Chattanooga, Tn. 37402.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chattanooga-volkswagen-diesel-settlement-public-information-session-tickets-40843248255
The webinar will be hosted on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 2–3:30 p.m. CST. Registration is available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volkswagen-diesel-settlement-public-information-webinar-tickets-40855039523.
For additional information on the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement in Tennessee, visit TDEC OEP’s website here: http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/article/energy-volkswagen-diesel-settlement-presentations-and-upcoming-events. You can also subscribe to TDEC’s VW Settlement email list here: https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1843437/1737620/.