|Our Mission: Protecting the environment and enhancing public health by preventing disease,promoting environmental responsibility and, when necessary, enforcing environmental and public health laws.|
As part of the County’s Land Use &
Environment Group, we are here to help you thrive and look
forward to serving you.
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.
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|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 2022-2023 cost recovery proposal. Thank you to all who have participated and provided feedback.
DEHQ presented the fiscal year (FY) 2022-2023 cost recovery proposal to the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors (BOS) on April 6, 2022. The BOS voted unanimously to approve DEHQ fees for FY2022-23 and the first hearing of the proposed ordinance changes. The second hearing of the proposed ordinance changes will be held on April 27, 2022. If approved, the proposed fees will become effective July 1, 2022.
The fees being considered are on the list
of proposed fees along with the current fee.
For Cost Recovery Proposal questions or comments, please visit the division link below along with contact information where questions can be directed:
- Grissel Garcia, Grissel.Garcia@sdcounty.ca.gov
Land and Water Quality Division:
- Dao Doan, Dao.Doan@sdcounty.ca.gov
Food and Housing Division:
- Ryan Johnson, Ryan.Johnson@sdcounty.ca.gov