to view the California Safe Body Art Act. Revised as of January 1, 2014, this is an excerpt from the California Health and Safety Code (Division 104- Environmental Health Part 15, Chapter 7- Body Art).
The Department of Environmental Health has established minimum standards that apply to Body Art Facilities and Practitioners for the safe practice of Body Art in Riverside County. These regulations are intended to protect both the Practitioner and the client from transmission of infectious diseases through the application of proper Body Art procedures and the control of cross-contamination of instruments and supplies.
New Requirements as of September 7, 2011: All individuals performing Body Art procedures and all Body Art facilities located within the County of Riverside, are required to register once and then maintain an annual registration or permit.
Body Art Practitioners must fill out an application form and submit with a fee at any Environmental Health office.
Body Art facility operators must fill out an application form and submit with a fee at any Environmental Health office. The facility operator must submit an Infection Prevention and Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens to be approved by this Department.
Staff conducts routine inspections and complaint investigations for the safe use of approximately 20 organized camps located in the County’s unincorporated areas. Most of these facilities are located within the County’s mountain areas and are typically associated with organizations such as Boy/Girl Scouts, churches, and various other groups. This Program ensures that campers using these types of facilities are not subjected to substandard conditions, and are provided with a safe and healthy experience.
Mobilehome & RV Parks
Staff conducts routine inspections and complaint investigations for the maintenance, sanitation practices, use and occupancy of approximately 100 mobilehome and RV parks located in the County’s unincorporated areas. This Program ensures that people living in these parks are not subjected to substandard living conditions, and are provided with a safe and sanitary living environment.
Household Garbage & Sewage
The purpose of this program is to assure that neighborhoods and communities are not endangered by failing sewage disposal systems or lack of proper refuse removal. Typically, these complaints are handled by 6 area offices. In any given year this program typically responds to approximately 100 trash complaints, and 300 sewage complaints in the unincorporated areas of the County.
Industrial Hygiene staff participates in the Childhood Lead Prevention Program to evaluate sites for excessive lead exposure potential. The staff in this program also review acoustical studies for proposed development, asbestos removal and handling, and mold evaluations.
On September 13, 2005 the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to require all tobacco retailers in the County of Riverside to have a license to sell tobacco. The development of this ordinance was based on multi-year efforts by the Tobacco Control Project staff working collaboratively with community based organizations, youth, health officials and others. The ordinance includes penalties for failing to obtain a license, as well as sanctions for sales to minors including license revocation and fines up to $10,000. The ordinance prohibits mobile sales of tobacco products and paraphernalia and clerks must be of legal age to sell tobacco products. As of February 2010 the ordinance was amended and the authority for enforcement was transferred to the Department of Environmental Health.
The permitting process serves a two-fold purpose:
- Increase compliance with county/city, state, and federal tobacco laws including prohibiting tobacco sales to minors, self service tobacco, selling single cigarettes, and more.
- Enforce compliance through permit revocation and fines.
New Tobacco 21 Law goes into effect June 9, 2016
Resources are now available to help you get prepared. Click here for more information.
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) is offering interactive classes on its Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Program and related tobacco tax laws. The classes are designed to inform, answer questions, and help California sellers of cigarettes and tobacco products understand their requirements and avoid penalties. Navigate to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration website to see the schedule of classes and to register. You may also call CDTFA at (916) 322-8536 for more information.
Cities & Areas Covered
- All County unincorporated areas
- Canyon Lake
- Cathedral City
- Desert Hot Springs
- Jurupa Valley
- Lake Elsinore
- Moreno Valley
- Rancho Mirage
- San Jacinto