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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

Golf Courses and Some Outdoor Activities May Reopen with Restrictions 21 April 2020

Golf Courses and Some Outdoor Activities May Reopen with Restrictions

Private and public golf courses in Riverside County closed because of the coronavirus pandemic will be allowed to operate, but with certain restrictions under a revised order.

UST Electronic Plan Submittal 15 April 2020

UST Electronic Plan Submittal

The Department of Environmental Health will accept electronic plan submittals for underground storage tanks (UST) in addition to the traditional plan review process. Electronic plan submittal is not mandatory but is offered as a convenience that will reduce paper waste and driving time. Please see the UST electronic plan submittal bulletin for more information.

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 3/19/20 stay at home order has changed the previous allowance for dining room seating 23 March 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 3/19/20 stay at home order has changed the previous allowance for dining room seating

The recent order now prohibits dining in restaurants. Delivery and pick-up services are encouraged.

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)

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.

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.

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