EMD COVID-19 Information

​The Environmental Management Department office is currently closed for “in person” business.  Some services may still be available by appointment.  Staff is available by phone and email.  Please refer to the list below for information about the services available, contact information and guidance documents related to COVID-19.

General Guidance and information pertaining to COVID-19 can be found on the Sacramento County main COVID-19 webpage​.

Contact Sacramento County EMD at (916) 875-8484 - Messages received on this line will be checked routinely and sent to appropriate staff.

​​Retail Food

Field inspections will only be conducted in response to imminent health hazards. Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net
 
General inquiries pertaining to retail food can be sent to FoodProgram@SacCounty.net
COVID-19 Guidance for Food Facilities in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Punjabi​​
 

Plan Review

All plan review inspections have been canceled and counter service is not available.  The plan review section is currently accepting mail-in and electronic plan submittals only.  Staff is continuing to review plans.  Please refer to the EMD plan review webpage for general information. Messages and inquiries regarding plan review may be left at the plan review main phone number: (916) 874-6010.


Recreational Health 

Field inspections will only be conducted in response to imminent health hazards. Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​

 

Body Art 

Body art facilities fall under businesses that have been directed to close to the public. Inspections will resume after the “Shelter in Place” order has been rescinded.
 

Hazardous Materials Incident Response Team

Staff will respond to 3-1-1 complaints, hazardous materials and waste spills. Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​

Hazardous Waste 

Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Inspections will not be conducted during the Sacramento County Health Officer shelter in place order. 

​• For Non-RCRA and RCRA exempt hazardous waste generated in Sacramento County, a 90 day extension may be granted by completing the fillable request form and submitting a copy to em​dinfo@saccounty.net. An Environmental Management Department inspector will evaluate your request and respond. Hazardous Waste Storage Extens​ion Notification​.
 
​•​ A request for extension for RCRA hazardous waste can only be granted by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control which can be found at https://dtsc.ca.gov/wp-content/updates/sites/31/2016/01/Storage-Extension-Applicatin-for-Generators.pdf​.  ​​

Small Public Drinking Water Systems

Staff will analyze water sample test result data for presence of acute contamination and respond to water infrastructure complaints. Staff will continue to inspect water systems to ensure water quality and safe infrastructure. Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​
 
For all other inquiries regarding small public drinking water systems, email: FLOYDM@SACCOUNTY.NET 

 

Drinking Water Wells

Non-water well related inspections will be not be scheduled during shelter in place order. Staff will respond to water well complaints, and inspect sanitary seal placement for new wells and destruction of old wells. Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​
For inquiries regarding drinking water wells, email WELLS@SACCOUNTY.NET 
To request a water well construction or destruction inspection, call (916) 875-8524 
 

Wastewater Treatment / Septic Systems

Staff will respond to onsite wastewater treatment infrastructure and surfacing sewage complaints and inspect septage hauling vehicles (pumper truck inspections). Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​
 
For inquiries regarding septic systems, email SEPTICINFO@SACCOUNTY.NET 
To request a septic system inspection, plot plan approval, and building permit hold release call (916) 875-1500.


Solid Waste

Staff will respond to solid waste related complaints and analyze methane gas monitoring data to ensure below explosive levels. Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​

 

Medical Waste

Staff will respond to medical waste  complaints.  Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint.  Dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​

 For general inquiries call (916) 875-8484 

 

 

 



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