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Natural Gas Rebate Recipients Are Satisfied; Improved Economic Benefits Data Is Needed, Report No. 15-09, November 2015
 
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  • Created by the 2013 Legislature, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (DACS) Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate Program helps businesses and public entities reduce the cost of vehicles that use natural gas fuels. In general, rebate recipients are satisfied, but they expressed concerns about several aspects of the program.
  • OPPAGA’s review found that the rebate program would benefit from a more comprehensive application review process, improved information gathering, and enhanced monitoring. While program staff reviews applications for eligibility and completeness, they do not assess the accuracy and validity of the economic benefit information. As a result, applicants provided inconsistent and sometimes inaccurate information.
  • To meet the Legislature’s information needs regarding the rebate program’s value, DACS could enhance the program’s application and review processes, including utilizing standardized methodologies for calculating total investment and fuel savings and following a more formal monitoring process.

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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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