The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) enhances San Diegans' quality of life by protecting public health and safeguarding environmental quality, educating the public to increase environmental awareness, and implementing and enforcing local, state, and federal environmental laws. DEH regulates the following: retail food safety; public housing; public swimming pools; small drinking water systems; mobile-home parks; onsite wastewater systems; recreational water; aboveground and underground storage tanks and cleanup oversight; and medical and hazardous materials and waste. In addition, DEH serves as the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency, prevents disease carried by rats and mosquitoes and helps to ensure safe workplaces for County employees.
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On November 26, 2012, the Land Use and Environment Group (LUEG) consisting of the Department of Environmental Health (DEH), Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AWM), Air Pollution Control District (APCD), Planning and Development Services (PDS), and Public Works (DPW)) launched a new integrated permitting system.
The new system allows DEH to consolidate business operations with improved information technology. Use of mobile technology, geographic information systems, and document management are key components of the new system.
Online payment services are limited to Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) at this time. We will update this website when additional types of online payment services are available. Should you need to make a payment, you may do so at our offices. For DEH office locations and counter hours please select "Locations and Directions" available under "About Us". For any online service please call us at (858) 505-6700 or e-mail email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued business with the County of San Diego and for your patience and understanding as we enhance our computer systems to better serve you.
LUEG departments will provide online guides and updates on the respective departmental web sites.
Eye Gnat Update:
The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health Vector Control Program is seeking validation of a candidate eye gnat abatement measure, Irrigation Practices, pursuant to 64.405(c) of Title 6, County Code of Regulatory Ordinances which allows for two or more Professors of Entomology or similarly qualified person, not employed by the county, to review the effectiveness of candidate measures identified by the Farm and Home Advisor that have not been validated based on prior peer reviews. A meeting open to the public is scheduled for April 30, 2013, at 11:00 am at 5570 Overland Avenue, Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92123.
On April 10, 2013, the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego adopted ordinance amendments to Title 6 of the San Diego County Code relating to the County-wide (incorporated cities and unincorporated area) Eye Gnat Program, which went into effect January 4, 2013, as a result of a lawsuit filed alleging the ordinances were insufficiently supported for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act and inconsistent with state law. The ordinance amendments modified preconditions for the issuance of orders to abate eye gnats to commercial organic farms and allow government agencies that have an interest in land that would be affected by the abatement order to attempt to appeal such orders to California Department of Public Health. The amendments become effective May 10, 2013.
If you would like to sign up to receive e-mail announcements on the eye gnat program please click on the link: E-Gov Delivery Notice Subscription If this link does not work, please visit http://service.govdelivery.com/service/multi_subscribe.html?code=CASAND and subscribe to Eye Gnats, Public Meeting Update under Environmental Health.
Additional information and supporting documents are available at Eye Gnat Homepage.