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Welcome to the Riverside County Department of

Environmental Health

Riverside County Department of Environmental Health is dedicated to protecting the health of people and the environment in Riverside County. To learn more about programs that the Department oversees please visit the Our Services page.

 

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Welcome To The Department Of Environmental Health

Curious about what we do in Environmental Health?  Here are some examples of how Environmental Health Specialists work to protect the health and well-being of people and the environment on a daily basis. 

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OUR MISSION

The mission of the Department of Environmental Health is to enhance the quality of life in Riverside County by implementation of effective and efficient environmental health programs to protect the public health, safety and the environment.

 

News and Events

Underground Storage Tank Requirements During Government Imposed Coronavirus (COVID1-9) Public Health & Safety Restrictions 20 March 2020

Underground Storage Tank Requirements During Government Imposed Coronavirus (COVID1-9) Public Health & Safety Restrictions

Many counties and cities are under shelter-in-place orders, and occupants of these and other areas are subject to imposed restrictions associated with travel and gathering. The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) understands the hardship this creates for the entire underground storage tank (UST) community, and is aware that non-compliance with regulatory requirements will occur due to these public health and safety restrictions. In areas where public health and safety restrictions are in effect the State Water Board recommends the following: (Click to see the full letter to all UST Stakeholders)

Offices Closed To The Public 18 March 2020

Offices Closed To The Public

Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health order issued by the Health Officer, our facility is closed for public access until further notice.

We are still available to provide limited services and can be reached for questions at (888) 722-4234. Please frequently visit this website for available online services and updates.

Coronavirus and Retail Food, Beverage, and Other Related Service Venues 17 March 2020

Coronavirus and Retail Food, Beverage, and Other Related Service Venues

This California Department of Public Health guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of the coronavirus relating to retail food, beverage, and other service venues

Retail Food, Beverage, and Other Related service venues bring people from multiple communities into close contact with each other and have the potential to increase COVID-19 transmission.

RUHS Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari: Mass Gathering Guidance 12 March 2020

RUHS Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari: Mass Gathering Guidance

RUHS Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari: Mass Gathering Guidance

Coronavirus Prevention Guidelines for Food Facilities 10 March 2020

Coronavirus Prevention Guidelines for Food Facilities

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is easily transmissible by droplet contamination. It is likely to be transmissible in foods, drinks, and from most surfaces.

These preventive guidelines can be applied to all levels of food facilities, from temporary to mobile to fixed.

Percolation Testing and OWTS submittal in Quail Valley 27 February 2020

Percolation Testing and OWTS submittal in Quail Valley

Riverside County Local Area Management Program (LAMP) requires that you must notify this Department of any percolation testing to be conducted in the County of Riverside.

On January 16, 2020, the Regional Water Quality Control Board voted to revise the exemptions to the Quail Valley Onsite Septic Tank-subsurface disposal system prohibition of discharges from new septic systems.

Sidewalk Vending 14 February 2020

Sidewalk Vending

Vendors selling unpackaged or perishable food must meet CA health regulations and have a permit from the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health.

If you are interested in starting a sidewalk vending business in Riverside County, please refer to the informational materials attached.

Fire Prevention in Green Waste Piles 14 February 2020

Fire Prevention in Green Waste Piles

Fires occur every year in the county due to unmonitored green waste piles. These fires can burn for days and can result in costly clean ups, damage to the environment, and a strain on our fire response personnel.

If green material is left in piles for a long period of time, with the right conditions, it will start to decompose, creating a fire.

California Tobacco 21 Law 28 January 2020

California Tobacco 21 Law

As of Decemeber 20,2019, the federal minimum age for sales of tobacco is 21 with no exemption for military personnel.

As of Decemeber 20,2019, the federal minimum age for sales of tobacco is 21 with no exemption for military personnel.  Visit the CDPH California Tobacco Control Branch for additional information.

Catering Operations & Host Facilities 30 September 2019

Catering Operations & Host Facilities

On January 1, 2019, new laws allow for Catering Operations to operate at both private events and now also Host Facilities.

On January 1, 2019, new laws allow for Catering Operations to operate at both private events and now also Host Facilities.  Check back here often as we will be adding information and forms as they become available!

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