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The Department shall administer programs to provide proper planning, coordination and direction for environmental health and quality activities and services, including those to protect the public health through environmental health and sanitation management.
Such activities shall include those environmental health and sanitation services and programs required by the Director of the State Department of Public Health to meet local environmental and sanitation needs. Such activities may also include those authorized by Federal, State or local laws, and shall be governed by those laws as well as applicable rules, regulations, guidelines, agreements and policies made pursuant to said laws.
These activities may include but not be limited to regulating establishments involved in food production, housing, public pools, drinking water systems, mobilehome parks, sewage, solid waste disposal, hazardous materials, vectors, occupational health issues for County employees, and radiation control laws. Specific activities may include but not be limited to the following:
(a) Regulating various establishments to ensure they meet local, state, and federal health standards; including inspecting and issuing permits to operate.
(b) Investigating citizen complaints regarding Health Code violations where a serious public health or safety issue is involved.
(c) Preventing and controlling mosquito, rodent, fly, and other vector problems.
(d) Educating the public regarding environmental health and safety issues.
(e) Monitoring groundwater and surface water to detect and prevent releases of contaminants and pollutants.
(f) Enforce all provisions of the Mobilehome Parks Act and Special Occupancy Parks Act (Parts 2.1 and 2.3 of Division 13 of the California Health and Safety Code) and related state regulations pertaining to the issuance of operating permits; and the operation, maintenance, use, continued occupancy and sanitation of mobilehome parks and special occupancy parks.
(g) Where feasible and appropriate, responding to releases of hazardous substances within the County to protect public health, safety and the environment.
(Added by Ord. No. 8475 (N.S.), adopted 11-8-94, operative 1-1-95; amended by Ord. No. 8552 (N.S.), effective 8-10-95, operative 8-10-95; amended by Ord. No. 8865 (N.S.), effective 1-6-98; amended by Ord. No. 8962 (N.S.), effective 9-23-98; amended by Ord. No. 9031 (N.S.), effective 5-28-99; amended by Ord. No. 9538 (N.S.), effective 4-4-03; amended by Ord. No. 10237 (N.S.), effective 1-4-13; amended by Ord. No. 10411 (N.S.), effective 2-26-16; amended by Ord. No. 10708 (N.S.), effective 1-15-21)