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Board of Public Health and Environment

The Board of Public Health and Environment consists of five members, who serve without pay, appointed by the mayor and confirmed by Denver City Council. The Board is the local board of health for Denver. Their primary functions include adopting rules and regulations, reviewing requests for variances from department laws and hearing appeals of decisions of the department manager, and otherwise assisting the department in developing policies. They have five-year, staggered, terms. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.

Appealing An Administrative Citation
Have you received an Administrative Citation from Animal Control or Noise Control? Do you feel that you received this citation in error? You are able to appeal an Administrative Citation by simply following these rules:

How to Appeal an Administrative Citation

If you have received an Administrative Citation from the Department of Public Health and Environment and wish to appeal, please follow the Board Rules and Regulations Governing Hearings. For questions regarding an Administrative Citation issued by the Department of Public Health and Environment or for information on how to file an appeal, contact the Administrative Hearings Case Managers at 720-865-5362 or 720-865-5366, by fax 720-865-5531, or send us an email at: beh@denvergov.org.

 

Alisha Brown, 2018 Chair (Commission Expires: 12/31/2020)
Jim Rada, 2018 Vice Chair (Commission Expires 12/31/2022) 
Catherine Cooney (Commission Expires 12/31/2022) 
Genene Duran (Commission Expires 12/31/2022) 
Jim Garcia (Commission Expires 12/31/2021)
W. Lewis Koski (Commission Expires 12/31/2022)
Patti Shwayder (Commission Expires 12/31/2019)
Celia Vanderloop (Commission Expires 12/31/2022)
Chris J. Wiant, MPH, Ph.D. (Commission Expires 12/31/2018)

11.8.2018 Notice of Public Hearing to update the Rules and Regulations in Chapter 24, Residential Health governing Syringe Access and Treatment Referral Programs.

 

Statement from Denver Public Health & Environment
on the Noise Variance Request for Nighttime Work on I-70

September 7, 2018 - Last night Denver’s Board of Public Health & Environment heard the noise variance request for nighttime work on I-70 and ruled that the variance be approved with the Department of Public Health & Environment’s (DDPHE) recommendations and an amended duration of 12 months (vs. 52 months).

The Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), in partnership with the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC), committed to a transparent and public process that allowed for meaningful community engagement. That engagement yielded strong feedback which DDPHE listened to and seriously considered, and many of the suggestions were either already included in the department’s recommendations or were added to them.

DDPHE will uphold the decision of the Board while holding the petitioner accountable to all criteria of the approval. DDPHE and NDCC pledge an open-door policy with the community and intend to continuously monitor and communicate about construction activities to ensure that the work being done is within the standards and criteria set forth in the ruling.

DDPHE appreciates the service of the Board and extends our gratitude to the community members who participated in the process.

Noise Variance Request for Nighttime Work on I-70

Public input and commentary welcome

September 6, 2018 - Denver’s Board of Public Health & Environment has received a request for a variance to Denver’s Noise Ordinance (Chapter 36 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code) associated with planned nighttime work from 2018-2022 on portions of I-70 that pass through Denver.  

As part of the variance process, the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) provides a written recommendation to the Board, either to approve the request, deny the request, or approve with conditions.  The Board then makes a decision, taking into account all the information relating to the request. 

View and download DDPHE’s recommendation to the Board (PDF).

Review and download the variance request (PDF).

The Board of Public Health & Environment will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 6, 2018 to consider the variance request, and members of the public can attend and provide public comment. 

The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Denver City and County Building, located at 1437 Bannock St., in the Parr Widener Conference Room, Room 389.  There is no advance sign up to comment; members of the public wishing to comment may sign in upon arrival to the venue, which will open at 5 p.m.

Each member of the public may have up to three (3) minutes. The Board, however, may facilitate the public comment period by limiting repetitive comments. For more information, please refer to the City and County of Denver “Rules Governing Hearings Before the Board of Environmental Health.” The information above regarding public comment can be found on page 16.

Please note that since the hearing is after normal business hours, only the Bannock St. (northeast entrance) will be open.  Any change to the meeting location will be posted prior to the meeting on the BPHE website (www.denvergov.org/BPHE).  

For more information about the hearing, please view the Board’s Notice of Public Hearing (PDF).

These rules and regulations are adopted and issued by the Manager of the Department of Public Health and Environment of the City and County of Denver in accordance with the authority contained in Article II of the Charter of the City and County of Denver and in the Revised Municipal Code of the City and County of Denver.
View the revised municipal code

Denver Department of Public Health and Environment
200 W. 14th Ave. Suite 300
Denver, CO 80204

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Phone: 720.865.5484
Fax: 720.865.5530
Email: beh@denvergov.org

For questions regarding an Administrative Citation issued by DDPHE, or for information on how to file an appeal, contact the Administrative Hearings Case Managers at 720-865-5362 or 720-865-5366, or email beh@denvergov.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS
 

 
 


OUR PARTNERS
 

Denver Environmental Health partners with Dener Public Health to provide services related to birth and death certificates, clinical care, and educatinal opportunities, among others. 

Denver Public Health & Environment is a member of the Metro Denver Partnership for Health, a collaboration among the public health agencies serving the seven-county Denver metropolitan region made up of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson Counties. Nearly 3 million Coloradans, 60 percent of the state’s population, live in the Metro region. The Partnership collaborates with regional leaders in health care, human services, behavioral health, environment, philanthropy, education, business, local government and others to achieve its goals of advancing health equity across the region. In 2016, the Partnership identified four priority areas of focus including data sharing, healthy eating and active living, behavioral health, and partner alignment and formalized its approach to collaboration in the Metro Denver Partnership for Health Roadmap. Download the Roadmap  


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