The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) Water Quality Control Division is developing an approach to manage nutrients in Colorado waters. The primary driver for this effort has been an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directive to reduce nutrients in waters under jurisdiction of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The Division's proposal to control the discharge of nutrients relies largely on a technology-based control regulation that would establish effluent limits for both total phosphorus (TP) and total inorganic nitrogen (TIN) for many domestic and some nondomestic wastewater treatment facilities that become subject to the control regulation will have to invest in capital improvements and ongoing operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.
"The Plan will identify the vision, goals, strategies and proposed projects for moving both people and freight within the nine county (Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Yuma and Washington) area comprising the Eastern Transportation Planning Region."--P. 7.
Public health officials in collaboration with other health professionals are closely monitoring the patterns of use, particularly among adolescents and youth for whom marijuana use is illegal, and who might be at a greater risk of adverse physical and mental health outcomes than adult marijuana users. A growing body of literature suggests certain areas of the brain continue to develop well into a person's twenties and that adolescent use of substances, including marijuana, might have lasting effects on key functions such as memory and learning.