The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee will convene for an orientation session on January 11, 2018. The orientation session is for committee members only and will be closed to the public in accordance with Indiana’s Open Door Law at IC 5-14-1.5-2(c)(6).
Hoosiers will soon have the opportunity to participate in these discussions as several public meetings are being scheduled around the state to provide information and gather input. The dates, times and locations of the public meetings will be announced next week.
For more information about the Indiana Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Program, please visit www.idem.IN.gov/vwtrust.
About the Committee
The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee (Committee) was formed under an executive order issued by Gov. Eric Holcomb on Oct. 4, 2017. The Committee will play a vital role in the disbursement of Indiana’s share of funds from the Environmental Mitigation Trust created as part of Volkswagen's settlement of Clean Air Act violations regarding diesel emissions from their vehicles. Indiana will receive approximately $41 million under the terms of the consent decree.
IDEM implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.
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