Environmental Health Services

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Department head: Marilyn Underwood

701 Ocean St, Third Floor Room 312, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 454-2022

Environmental Health is a division of the county's Health Services Agency. Legal authority for county environmental health programs comes from the California Health and Safety Code, California Code of Regulations, and local ordinances and regulations. Environmental Health is organized into five major areas: Consumer Protection, Hazardous Materials/Wastes, Site Mitigation, Land Use - Sewage Disposal - Waste Water Management, and Water Resources. The office employs more than 38 staff, including California registered environmental health specialists, water quality specialists, analysts, and support and technical staff.

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