Approximately $3 billion is available for states and tribes to fund projects that mitigate past, present, and future harm caused by the excess nitrogen oxides emissions released by the affected vehicles. All 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and tribes are eligible to become beneficiaries. Each approved beneficiary will receive a specific amount of money based on the number of affected vehicles registered in their area.
Washington was approved as a beneficiary on Jan. 29, 2018. We submitted our mitigation plan to the trustee, Wilmington Trust, on Nov. 6, 2018, and anticipate beginning to fund projects from the settlement in spring of 2019.