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Environmental Health


Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors impacting behaviours. It encompasses the assesment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. (World Health Organization)





Programs and Regulations related to Environmental Health:

Water and Wastewater Programs

Application for Onsite Sewage Disposal System Permit or Certification Letter and/or Private Well Permit

Instructions for Well And Septic Permit Applications

Alternative Onsite Sewage Systems

The Virginia Department of Health developed Regulations for Alternative Onsite Sewage Systems that went into effect on December 7, 2011, and include regulations for operation and maintenance of these systems. Certain requirements, such as requiring owners of newly installed alternative systems to record notices in the land records and for owners to operate their alternative systems according to manufacturers' instructions had already been required by the Code of Virginia.

For information about new rules and requirements for alternative sewage systems:

News of Interest

Establishment Fees for Annual Permits and Plan Review

Effective July 1, 2011  

Program

Annual Permit Fee

Plan Review Fee

Hotels (§35.1-13)

$40.

(per program at multifunctional facilities)

$40.

(per program at multifunctional facilities)

Restaurants (§35.1-14)

Summer Camps (§35.1-16)

Campgrounds (§35.1-17)

Temporary Event

$40 per calendar year

 

 

On-Site Sewage and Well Application Fees*

Effective July 1, 2010  

Application Type

OSE/PE Package

Volume

Fee

Construction Permits

Sewage Disposal System Only

NO

Less than or equal to

1,000 gpd

$425.

Sewage Disposal System + Private Well

NO

$725.

Sewage Disposal System Only

YES

$225.

Sewage Disposal System + Private Well

YES

$525.

Private Well Only

YES or NO

Any

$300.

Sewage Disposal System Only

NO

Greater than

1,000 gpd

$1400.

Sewage Disposal System + Private Well

NO

$1700.

Sewage Disposal System Only

YES

$1400.

Sewage Disposal System + Private Well

YES

$1700.

 

Certification Letters

(Certification Letters will include a private well site if needed, but there is no fee for the private well site;

a fee is charged only when applying to convert the certification letter to a permit when the private well permit is needed for installation.)

Sewage Disposal System +/- Private Well Site

NO

Less than or equal to

1,000 gpd

$350.

Sewage Disposal System +/- Private Well Site

YES

$320.

Sewage Disposal System +/- Private Well Site

YES

Greater than

1,000 gpd

$1400.

*The new fees more closely reflect the cost to the Commonwealth for processing applications.

No application fees are charged for repairing a failing onsite sewage disposal system.

Applicants whose family income falls below the Federal Poverty Guidelines are eligible for waiver of the above fee.

 

Food Safety Program in Three Rivers Health District

The health department conducts over one thousand food safety inspections a year in the Three Rivers Health District. Would you like to see the results? Link: http://www.healthspace.ca/vdh

And here are some of the basic health facts about how this work protects you and your family: Link: /EnvironmentalHealth/FOOD/FoodSafety/FAQ/index.htm

 


Last Updated: 08-09-2012

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