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Public Information Sessions and Presentations

Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Public Information Sessions

TDEC’s Office of Energy Programs (OEP) has hosted VW Diesel Settlement public information sessions across the state. These meetings provided an overview of the VW Diesel Settlement, the Environmental Mitigation Trust (EMT), TDEC's process for developing a proposed Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) for Tennessee, and the types of Eligible Mitigation Actions (EMAs) that can be funded by Tennessee’s EMT allocation.  All of these public information sessions were free and open to the public:

Click here for a  list of all Q&A from the TDEC Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Public Information Sessions.


TDEC has participated and will continue to participate as a speaker at various state and local conferences, forums, webinars, and other meetings to inform attendees about the VW Settlement, the EMT, and the development of the State’s BMP. A comprehensive listing of this public outreach and engagement activity to date follows:

  • Tennessee Clean Fuels Stakeholder Webinar (March 3, 2017)
  • Tennessee Statewide Interagency Consultation Group Call (April 5, 2017
  • Environmental Show of the South, Chattanooga (May 17-19, 2017)
  • State of Tennessee Employees Continuing Legal Education Cooperative (July 28, 2017)
  • TennSMART Consortium Meeting, Knoxville (September 21, 2017)
  • Southeast Diesel Collaborative 12th Annual Conference, Atlanta (November 29-30, 2017
  • Tennessee Statewide Interagency Consultation Group Call (December 6, 2017)
  • Memphis Area Maritime Security Committee Meeting, Memphis (December 14, 2017)
  • Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council Annual Conference, Cookeville (December 14-15, 2017)
  • Clarksville Urbanized Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting, Clarksville (January 18, 2018)
  • 2018 County Government Day (hosted by the Tennessee County Services Association), Nashville (March 12, 2018)
  • Tennessee Statewide Interagency Consultation Group Call (April 11, 2018)
  • Southeast Diesel Collaborative Monthly Call (April 18, 2018)
  • TDEC Air Pollution Control Statewide Meeting, Paris Landing (May 2, 2018)
  • Environmental Show of the South, Chattanooga (May 16, 2018)
  • National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) Annual Meeting, Chattanooga (May 22, 2018)
  • Tennessee Association of Pupil Transportation Annual Meeting, Pigeon Forge (June 6, 2018)

Click here to access TDEC’s most recent Volkswagen Diesel Settlement slide deck.