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Montana's Draft Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan Now Available For Public Comment

Public invited to attend informational listening session in July

 


Helena —The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) invite the public to provide input on an electric vehicle infrastructure plan for Montana. Over the last few months, the agencies have worked together to develop Montana’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) and are pleased to announce the draft plan is now available for public comment.

The draft plan describes Montana’s strategy, vision and goals for spending Montana’s $43 million allocation of federal funds over the next five years under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula (NEVI) Program. The NEVI Program was established through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to fund direct-current electric vehicle charging infrastructure along interstate and U.S. highway corridors over the next five years.  

Montana must develop and submit an “Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan” to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) by Aug. 1, 2022. Before submitting the final plan, DEQ and MDT are asking anyone interested in electric vehicle charging infrastructure to provide feedback on the draft plan.  

DEQ and MDT will host a virtual listening session from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 11, to provide information and hear comments on the draft plan. This session is open to the public, and anyone interested in learning more about the plan or providing input on the draft is encouraged to attend.

Comments on the draft plan are welcome through July 18. To register for the listening session, review the draft plan, or submit your comments, visit DEQ’s website at: https://deq.mt.gov/News/publiccomment-folder/news-article5

 

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