Governor Roy Cooper has designated N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to manage North Carolina’s share of the Volkswagen (VW) Settlement. North Carolina concluded public comment on their Proposed BMP in May 2018 and released their Final Plan on August 22, 2018. North Carolina will receive $92 million in funding. North Carolina’s Plan includes 40% for school bus replacements - but only 5% on all-electric, the lion’s share going to ‘clean diesel’. It also calls for 20% to be dedicated to transit bus replacements, 20% for heavy-duty on-road and off-road replacement projects, and 15% for EV charging equipment. North Carolina is approaching the BMP allocation as a series of three phases and this plan is only for Phase 1. Phase 1 will spend 33% of the overall funds ($30.68 million dollars) and run from 2018 – 2020. Phase 2 will spend another 33% from 2020-2022 and Phase 3 the remaining 33% from 2022-2024.