Our Department is responsible for programs focused on environmental protection and public health in Nevada County. These programs regulate food preparation in restaurants, installation of wells and septic systems, handling hazardous materials and other topics related to consumer protection.
New and Events
Due to Power Outages in the area please refer to the following link for food safety questions:
FDA Recall: Tattoo Ink Contaminated with Microorganisms
Please see the FDA announcement regarding the recall of tattoo inks that have been found to be contaminated with microorganisms. Please ensure that these inks are not being used at your facility and that the practitioners at your location are also aware of this recall. Please contact NCEHD (530)265-1222 X: 3 right away if any of these contaminated inks were found to be used at your facility.
Septic Requirements for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's)
Per Section L-11, 3.19.1:
7. All water supply and sewage disposal requirements shall be complied with as administered by the Department of Environmental Health - Local Area Management Plan (LAMP) and Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Policy, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) constructed with kitchens, which includes cooking equipment, will be required to install an additional septic tank to reduce the load on the existing disposal field, if the existing disposal field is of adequate capacity to handle the additional flows from the ADU. In the event that the existing disposal field cannot handle the additional load or flow from the ADU, a new, separate septic system shall be installed to accommodate the ADU.
Fish Consumption Advisory - Lake Spaulding
OEHHA has released a new fish consumption advisory for Lake Spaulding in Nevada County. For more information visit the OEHHA website: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish