Environmental Health

    Results: 9

  • Air Pollution Control (38)
    JD-6500.0500

    Air Pollution Control

    JD-6500.0500

    Programs that establish minimum standards for air quality, offer incentives which help to advance clean air goals, develop and enforce regulations that are designed to reduce and control gaseous and particulate contaminants in the air, monitor air pollution levels, investigate complaints regarding violations and, when warranted, initiate litigation against individuals and organizations who have failed to comply with air pollution control regulations.
  • Environmental Hazards Information (1)
    JP-6500.1900

    Environmental Hazards Information

    JP-6500.1900

    Programs that provide general information about specific environmental pollutants, associated safety hazards, testing procedures and measures for remediation.
  • Hazardous Materials Collection Sites (2)
    TE-8920.7200-300

    Hazardous Materials Collection Sites

    TE-8920.7200-300

    Programs that sponsor sites where people can bring household cleaners, automobile products (e.g., antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, motor oil), pesticides, herbicides, paint products, outdated medicines and other hazardous materials typically found in the household for disposal. Hazardous materials are those that are labelled "corrosive", "flammable", "irritant", "toxic" or "poison" or which react when combined with other substances.
  • Lead Paint Abatement (1)
    JP-6500.1500-450

    Lead Paint Abatement

    JP-6500.1500-450

    Programs that reduce the hazards associated with lead paint in schools, apartment buildings, homes and other structures by removing the paint and vacuuming up the remnants, by completely repainting the affected surfaces or by spot painting.
  • Pool Sanitation (1)
    JP-6500.6630

    Pool Sanitation

    JP-6500.6630

    Programs that are responsible for inspecting public and semi-public swimming pools and spas to ensure that health and safety standards are being met in areas such as treatment and management, general sanitation and safety practices. These programs may also respond to complaints about stagnant or unsecured private pools or spas.
  • Public Facility Health Inspection (1)
    JP-6500.6650

    Public Facility Health Inspection

    JP-6500.6650

    Programs that conduct regular health inspections of facilities that are open to the public and look for accumulations of dirt, dust, mold or trash; broken steps, uneven flooring or other obstructions to safe access; unsanitary kitchen facilities; defective heating, lighting or ventilation; lack of hot water in laundry and/or lavatory facilities and other unsafe or unsanitary conditions. The types of facilities that are subject to inspection vary from state to state, and may include public, private and parochial schools; homeless shelters; domestic violence shelters; hotels; motels; boarding homes; child care facilities; foster homes; adult and juvenile detention facilities; other transient housing facilities and institutions; theaters; arenas; and other places of public assembly.
  • Rabies Control (1)
    JP-1500.1700-700

    Rabies Control

    JP-1500.1700-700

    Programs that attempt to control the occurrence of rabies by monitoring the incidence of the disease in bats, coyotes, skunks and other wild animal populations that are susceptible; locating and isolating animals who are suspected of having rabies; and locating and treating people who have been bitten by an animal who may have been rabid.
  • Restaurant/Food Sanitation (1)
    JP-6500.7000

    Restaurant/Food Sanitation

    JP-6500.7000

    Programs that enforce food handling and dispensing laws and regulations by regularly inspecting restaurants, food stands, mobile food vehicles and carts (e.g., lunch trucks, ice cream trucks, produce carts), summer food service sites, congregate meal sites, employee on-site feeding operations, catering services, food sampling booths, wholesale food processing and manufacturing plants, markets, bakeries and food vending machines for health hazards; consulting with food facilities regarding improved food handling practices; and issuing citations and fines to establishments that have failed to comply with prescribed health practices and regulations. The program also provides information about requirements for retail food establishments, restaurant ratings and a list of establishments that have been closed because of health violations.
  • Water Quality Assurance (18)
    JD-6500.9500

    Water Quality Assurance

    JD-6500.9500

    Programs that establish minimum standards for surface and ground water quality and develop and enforce regulations to prevent or reduce water pollution and assure a reliable supply of healthy drinking water and water that is suitable for other purposes. Water quality assurance programs issue permits specifying the types and amounts of pollutants that may be discharged without violating water quality standards; identify and monitor land uses and activities such as manufacturing or farming that are potential sources of pollution; test, record and report on the quality of water in lakes, rivers, streams, underground aquifers and water supply wells upon which public water systems rely; monitor water treatment and distribution systems; issue warnings and investigate hazards related to contamination; and, when warranted, initiate litigation against individuals and organizations who have failed to comply with water pollution control regulations. These programs may also provide support for the development and oversight of wastewater treatment facilities and certify operators of those facilities. Water quality is generally defined in terms of its designated use, e.g., for drinking, swimming, farming, fish production or industrial processes.
 
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