Phase 2

Minnesota's state plan for the Volkswagen settlement is structured in three phases. We developed the plan for Phase 1 (2018-2019) with input from Minnesotans across the state. Your comments and input had a direct impact on how we planned our grant programs. Now, we’re asking for your help to create the plan for Phase 2 (2020-2023).

Give input

Read and review the draft plan for Phase 2 (2020-2023). MPCA is accepting comments until Dec. 20, 2019.

Public meetings

We welcome your comments and feedback on the Phase 2 draft plan. MPCA will host public meetings in December during the open comment period, and we hope you will join us on one of the following dates:

December 4 – Duluth

  • 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • MPCA Duluth office
  • 525 Lake Avenue South, Suite 400, Duluth, MN 55802

December 9 – Saint Paul

  • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • MPCA Saint Paul office
  • 520 Lafayette Road, Saint Paul, MN 55155
  • Also via WebEx (more information available soon)

December 9 – Minneapolis

  • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) – Room 105
  • 2001 Plymouth Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

December 12 – Rochester

  • 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Wood Lake Meeting Center, Cedar Room
  • 210 Wood Lake Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904

December 17 – Attend a webinar at MPCA offices in Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, Marshall, or Mankato

Send us your comments

The MPCA is seeking written comments about the draft plan through December 20, 2019. You can submit written comments by U.S. Mail to:

Rocky Sisk
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road N
St. Paul, MN 55413

You can also submit comments about this plan by email to vwsettlement.pca@state.mn.us.

We’ll come to you

MPCA staff are available to attend your organization’s meeting or event to share information about the draft plan and hear your feedback. If you would like us to attend your organization's meeting or event, e-mail us at vwsettlement.pca@state.mn.us.

Timeline

  • Summer 2019: Gather input to help develop the Phase 2 plan
  • Fall 2019: Draft plan for Phase 2
  • November – December 20, 2019: Open comment period for Phase 2 draft plan
  • Early 2020: Revise plan as needed and submit to the settlement trustee for approval

Past listening sessions and technical stakeholder meetings

Meeting materials - presentation and handout: PDF icon Volkswagen settlement in Minnesota: Planning the next phase (aq-mvp2-30z)

  • Marshall - June 4 (2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): Marshall-Lyon County Library, 201 C Street
  • Rochester - June 5 (2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): Wood Lake Meeting Center, 210 Wood Lake Drive SE
  • Bemidji - June 12 (2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): Bemidji State University - Bridgeman Hall, 1512 Birchmont Drive NE
  • Duluth - June 13 (2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): MPCA Duluth Office, 525 Lake Avenue S Suite 400
  • Minneapolis - June 17 (6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Avenue N
  • Burnsville - June 25 (6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): Dakota County Burnhaven Library, 1101 W County Road 42

Technical meeting in Saint Paul – July 16:

Technical meeting in Saint Paul – August 14: