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  • Illegal Grease Dump found on Lapis Road

    On Thursday, April 12, 2017, a team from Monterey County Health Department’s Environmental Health Bureau responded to a report of two 55- gallon drums disposed on Lapis Road in Marina. It appears the drums contained kitchen grease and the contents had spilled onto the ground. The drums did not have lids. This may be the fourth such disposal of kitchen grease on Lapis Road.

    4/16/2018

  • South County Enviornmental Compliance Workshop

    The Monterey County Health Department, Environmental Health Bureau is presenting the 18th Annual South County Environmental Compliance Workshop “Monterey County Hazardous Materials Management Service Update”. The workshop is free to all businesses, government agencies, and members of the public, and will focus on current environmental issues such as Agricultural Technology and Safety, Surviving your Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Inspection, Water Well Program Update, Septic Systems and the new LAMP, CERS Update, Air District Update, PG&E Dig Safely and the Solid Waste Voucher Program.

    4/12/2018

  • Monterey County Announces Temporary Closure of Red Barn Flea Market

    Effective the morning of April 15, 2018, the Red Barn Flea Market will be closed pending a hearing on Monterey County’s application for an appointment of a receiver, a neutral third party, to operate the flea market and bring the property into compliance with state law and County code. A hearing on that application is scheduled for April 27, 2018 in Monterey County Superior Court.

    4/11/2018 1:01:00 PM

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Monitoring Wells and Soil Boring

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Monitoring Wells & Soil Boring

old countryside water wellEnvironmental Health Bureau oversight of monitoring well and soil boring construction and destruction is required to ensure protection of our valuable groundwater resources. Improperly constructed wells and improperly destroyed wells and soil borings can act as conduits for contamination to move from surface and sub-surface into the groundwater. Therefore, all monitoring wells and soil borings must be constructed and destroyed under permit from the Monterey County Environmental Health Bureau.

Installation of soil borings or monitoring wells at locations with known or suspected contamination requires submission of a site mitigation work plan, site safety plan and fee. Please see current fee schedule for monitoring well and soil boring permit fees.

Forms and Worksheets:

Document Description
Monitoring Well Permit Application
Application for monitoring well destruction, construction. One application per well.

Monitoring Well Permit Application Procedures

The following procedures are for Monitoring Well Construction or Destruction permits. Allow seven (7) working days (from delivery to this office) for the application to be processed.
Soil Boring Permit Application One application per APN: Soil Boring/Geo Tech
Soil Boring Permit Application Procedures The following procedures are for Soil Borings. Allow seven (7) working days (from delivery to this office) for the application to be processed.
Monitoring Well And Soil Boring Destruction Procedures The proper destruction of monitoring wells and exploratory borings after they have served their purpose is necessary in order to: 1.Protect and ensure the quality of ground water and 2. Remove any physical hazardous to humans and animals.

Related Links - California Well Standard Bulletins


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