The Missouri Department of Natural Resources accepted applications Monday, March 2 through May 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. CDT. Qualifying applicants included nongovernment owned diesel trucks that operate at least 50% of the time in the state of Missouri.

Implementation Guidelines

Program Requirements

For the purposes of this category, “Government” means a state or local government agency (including but not limited to a school district, municipality, city, county, special district, joint powers authority, or port authority), or a tribal government or native village.

Eligible projects include Class 4-8 diesel trucks with engine model years between 1992 and 2009 with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds. Applicants may request up to 40% of the cost to replace the diesel engine or 25% of the cost to replace the vehicle.

Program Requirements must be followed. Highlights include:

  • Eligible engine model years 1992-2009.
  • Eligible vehicles are Class 4-8 with GVWR greater than 14,000 pounds.
  • Old engine or vehicle must be permanently disabled.
  • May repower or replace with new diesel, biodiesel, alternative fuel or all-electric engine.
  • May receive up to 40% of the cost of a new repower engine.
  • May receive up to 25% of the cost of a new vehicle.
  • Project must meet a minimum $20 per pound of lifetime NOX reduction.
  • Maximum total funding request per applicant is $1 million.

Waiver Information

In limited circumstances, the department may grant a waiver to Missouri’s VW Trust Program Requirements. To qualify, the applicant must provide the following information:
  • The applicant must identify the program requirement for which the waiver is being requested.
  • The applicant must document the reason for the waiver request. 
  • If the applicant is requesting a waiver of a deadline, the applicant must propose a timeline for compliance.
  • Notification of the waiver will be provided by email to the person and email address specified by the requester
  • The applicant must acknowledge that the department cannot, under any circumstances, waive any provisions of the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust. If uncertain, we highly encourage you to reach out to us to determine if a waiver is possible for your particular circumstances.

Example reason for waiver:
An entity is unable to disable their vehicle within the 60-day allowed period after delivery of the new vehicle and requests a two-week extension. Reasons for the extension have included delays with licensing the new vehicle, weather delays at the metal recycling operation for disabling the old vehicle, complications related to COVID quarantine requirements, etc.

By issuing a waiver, the department is waiving penalty assessments based on the conditions of the waiver.  The waiver shall not prevent any subsequent enforcement of other program requirements or be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach of any program requirements.

Non‐Government Trucks Category Project ranking information (application period March 1, 2020 ‐ May 31, 2020)
Non‐Government Trucks Category Project ranking information (application period Oct. 1, 2019 ‐ Oct. 30, 2019)

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