Final Plan Issued

Summary Details of Utah’s Final Plan:

UDEQ’s selection of EMA categories is based on the advisory committee’s recommendations, public input, and UDEQ’s goals:

  • To achieve significant NOx reductions that work toward fully mitigating the excess lifetime NOx emissions from the non-compliant VW vehicles and contribute to the State’s ongoing goal of reaching attainment of the NAAQS,
  • To maximize the amount of emissions reductions for each dollar spent,
  • To benefit areas in Utah that bear a disproportionate amount of the air pollution burden,
  • To stimulate emerging vehicle technologies that result in long-term emissions benefits, and
  • To provide economic and health benefits to the citizens of Utah.

73.5% for Class 4-8 Local Freight Trucks and School, Shuttle, and Transit Buses:

  • Combining these categories allows for flexibility when selecting specific projects
  • Represents half of the NOx emissions from on-road mobile sources in PM2.5 nonattainment areas
  • Achieves NOx reductions from the top five most cost-effective EMA categories
  • Targeting government-owned vehicles, allowing up to 50% funding, providing double benefit to taxpayers
  • Providing higher incentive for all-electric

7% for the DERA Option:

  • Allocates funding for other projects not limited to the EMA categories that are prescribed in the Trust (i.e. construction, agriculture, locomotives)
  • Allows flexibility for funding NOx reduction projects that are relevant to fleet owners in Utah
  • Provides an avenue for private fleet owners to participate
  • Invests in a funding source that results in additional funding

11% for Light-Duty, Zero-Emissions-Vehicle Supply Equipment:

  • Recommended by advisory committee and received significant support from the public
  • Stimulates the deployment of emerging technologies that have long-term air quality benefits
  • Recognizes existing efforts statewide that provide various (and abundant) funding sources
  • Targets government-owned facilities, providing double benefits to taxpayers
  • Prioritizes facilities in nonattainment areas, near major transportation corridors, and allows public access

8.5% for Administrative Costs:

  • Allowed up to 15%: Recognizes that effective implementation requires significant resources
  • Recognizes that it’s a long-term program
  • Funds state resources without using taxpayer dollars

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