VW settlement public involvement and timeline

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.