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Environmental Health

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  • Air Pollution Control (1)
    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.
  • 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automobile products (e.g., antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, motor oil), pesticides, herbicides, paint products, outdated medicines and other hazardous materials typically found in the household for disposal.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 Abatement (1)
    JP-6500.1500-450

    Lead Abatement

    JP-6500.1500-450

    Programs that reduce the hazards associated with the presence of lead in schools, apartment buildings, homes and other structures by removing the contamination in order to reduce or eliminate incidents of lead poisoning. Although there are several exposure sources, lead-based paint is the most widespread and dangerous high-dose source of lead exposure for young children.
  • Rabies Control (4)
    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.
  • Water Quality Assurance (1)
    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.