On February 15, 2019 the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) released its draft mitigation plan that lays out the state’s strategy for spending its $9.87 million share of the Environmental Mitigation Trust. The breakdown of the spending priorities by mitigation action are below. Notably, Mississippi has allocated only 10% of the maximum 15% that can be allocated towards EVSEs.
The MDEQ is holding three public hearings to allow the public comment on the plan. View the EV Hub Calendar event for details.
In addition, the MDEQ will accept written comments through March 26th, 2019 to Elliott Bickerstadd at MDEQ, P.O. Box 2261, Jackson, MS 39225.
|Percent of Funds||Eligible Mitigation Action|
|10%||School bus, shuttle bus, or transit bus|
|8%||Freight Switchers (locomotives)|
|8%||Ocean going vessel shore power|
|8%||Airport ground support equipment|
|8%||Forklifts and port cargo handling equipment|
|10%||Light-duty zero-emission vehicle supply equipment|
|5%||Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) option|