|Annual Cost Recovery Proposal|
The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ) has been conducting stakeholder outreach virtual meetings and workshops to share program updates and to provide an opportunity to comment on the fiscal year 2021-2022 cost recovery proposal. Thank you to all who have participated.
DEHQ presented the fiscal year 2021-2022 cost recovery proposal to the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors on April 7, 2021. The Board voted unanimously to not increase DEHQ fees for FY2021-22 and to provide funds to the department to assist with filling the needed funding gap to be full cost recovery. This approved motion also continued the hearing of the proposed ordinance changes to May 5, 2021 and May 19, 2021. DEHQ will return to the BOS with revised ordinance based on the Board's direction from the April 7 meeting. The fees being considered are on the list of proposed fees along with the current fee.
For Cost Recovery Proposal questions or comments, please contact:
- Hazardous Material Division (Certified Unified Program Agency)
- Land and Water Quality Division (Small Water Systems, Land Use, Septic Systems)
- Food and Housing Division (Retail Food, Body Art, Pools, Massage, Housing, Organized Camps, Temporary Events)
Additionally, on April 7th, the Board of Supervisors
acted on one of three options for administering the Safe Drinking
Water Act in San Diego County on behalf of the State through a
delegation agreement to act as the Local Primacy Agency (LPA)
operating the Small Drinking Water Systems Program. The Board
unanimously voted to return the program to the State. Over the next
year, DEHQ will work with the California State Water Resources Control
Board's Division of Drinking Water to transition the LPA water systems
in this program over to them. The 17 State Small water systems will
remain the responsibility of DEHQ.
For Small Drinking Water Systems questions or comments, please contact:
- Jamelle McCullough, firstname.lastname@example.org,
|Our Mission: Protecting the environment and enhancing public health by preventing disease,promoting environmental responsibility and, when necessary, enforcing environmental and public health laws.|
The Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ) enhances
San Diegans' quality of life by protecting public health and
safeguarding environmental quality, educating the public to increase
environmental awareness, and implementing and enforcing local, state,
and federal environmental laws. DEHQ regulates the following: retail
food safety; public housing; public swimming pools; small drinking
water systems; mobile-home parks; onsite wastewater systems;
recreational water; aboveground and underground storage tanks and
cleanup oversight; and medical and hazardous materials and waste. In
addition, DEHQ serves as the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency,
prevents disease carried by rats and mosquitoes and helps to ensure
safe workplaces for County employees.
As part of the County’s Land Use & Environment Group, we are here to help you thrive and look forward to serving you.