VW settlement public involvement and timeline

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment solicited comments and ideas on all aspects of Colorado’s implementation of the settlement.  All comments were considered in the development of Colorado's final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.  
Public Involvement 

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Time line of events 
Event Approximate time frame
Colorado proposes Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for public comment

 August 28, 2017  

 *public comments accepted until October 13, 2017

Trust Effective Date (TED) 

*Wilmington Trust selected as Trustee - March 2017 

 October 2, 2017

Colorado files beneficiary certifications 

Colorado's Beneficiary Certification document (Appendix D-3)        

  November 17, 2017 

Colorado Designated a Beneficiary        

 January 29, 2018

Colorado files a Beneficiary Mitigation Plan 

 March 21, 2018             

Colorado requests/receives funds 

 Ongoing  (2018-2021) 
Colorado release draft revised Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for public comment  June 14 - July 14, 2019 
Colorado releases revised Beneficiary Mitigation Plan and files a copy with the Trust  September 18, 2019

Please send any questions about Colorado's implementation of the settlement funds to cdphe.commentsapcd@state.co.us .