San Antonio to receive $73M from settlement between EPA, Volkswagen

City is receiving 35 percent of funds allotted to state of Texas

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio on Monday will receive an estimated $73 million as a part of a settlement between the Environmental Protection Agency and Volkswagen.

The settlement is the result of the auto company's 2016 diesel emissions cheating scandal.

The Alamo Area Council of Governments says the state of Texas will be awarded a minimum of $209 million that must be spent to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions.

As part of the settlement, VW agreed to pay $2.9 billion in trusts, $10 billion for a vehicle repair and buyback program, and $2 billion for a national Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) programs.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is the lead agency responsible for the administration of funds received from the settlement agreement in the litigation between the EPA, the State of California, and VW and related entities for violation of the Federal Clean Air Act regarding nitrogen oxide emission controls on 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel vehicles. They will be presenting a plan regarding the funds to San Antonio on Monday. A press conference is being held in the afternoon.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information. 

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