CCFC Core Stakeholder Meeting
Thank you to all who attended the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition Core Stakeholders Group meeting at Centralina COG’s offices on Wednesday, March 14th and thanks to our Sustaining Stakeholders PSNC and UPS for sponsoring our meeting/networking refreshments. Below is a recap of what was presented, topics referenced, and links of handouts.
Also, please be advised, our next Core Stakeholder meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The time and location will be forthcoming. Please reference the CCFC calendar for other upcoming important dates.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOSTING OUR NEXT MEETING OR PURSUING A SPECIFIC TOPIC/PRESENTER (thanks to those that have already reached out) PLEASE CONTACT JASON WAGER AT 704-348-2707 OR BY jwager [at] centralina [dot] org (EMAIL) AT YOUR EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY.
Discussion summary : Agenda
-Regional Air Quality Updates from P.J. McKenzie of Mecklenburg County Air Quality
-Transportation Industry Outlook for Alternative Fuels & Emerging Technologies presentation by Michael O’Hearn of Freightliner Trucks
Jason Wager then briefly touched on regional updates including:
-The CCFC’s 2018 Strategic Framework
-VW Settlement Update-
-NC DEQ has been named as the lead NC agency for the VW trust.
-The DEQ requested public input as to how the state should spend NC’s allotment of the settlement. Comments were compiled into a draft mitigation plan. A summary of those comments can be found here: https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/air-quality/motor-vehicles-and-air-quality/volkswagen-settlement/volkswagen
-They have now released a Draft Mitigation Plan and are accepting comments on it until May 3rd. The draft can be found here and there is a link within the page for comments.
-The DEQ is hosting regional meetings to discuss and explain the draft plan.
-The group generally agreed that a steady diet of updates and forecasting of how best to prepare for these funds is important information that should be provided by the CCFC.
--We are open to ideas about what our stakeholders want to see that will best benefit you all for 2018. We will continue to seek, based on comments received from you, a “planning lead” for each event so that we position ourselves best for success.
-Update on the FHWA Alt Fuels Corridor Nominations
-CCOG Conference Sponsorship- CCFC will be co-exhibiting a table with the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) at the annual CCOG Conference on April 12th. We look forward to seeing you there!
-Two important dates to add to your calendar: Earth Day is held in April and there will be events on both April 18th at UNC-Charlotte and April 20nd with the City of Charlotte. Please be sure to come out and support your fellow stakeholders’ organizations and be in touch with Carina if you would like to help at either event! Her contact info is csoriano [at] centralina [dot] org or 704-688-7035.
Thanks again to those of you that have already followed up on ideas and topics that came up at this meeting. Of course, don’t hesitate to be in touch with any additional questions or requests for information.