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  • Childhood Lead Poisioning Prevention Week

    Lead poisoning can seriously affect a child’s brain and nervous system. It can cause learning and behavioral problems. A blood lead test is the only way to identify lead poisoning in children. "The purpose of this campaign is to remind parents that lead poisoning can be detrimental to young children’s health and development. It's important for parents to ask their child’s doctor about lead testing

    10/22/2017

  • Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe holiday.

    10/20/2017 2:54:00 PM

  • Recent Cannabis Raid a Reminder that Unpermitted Growing Operations are Illegal

    A recent multi-agency raid on multiple illegal cannabis growing operations in south Monterey County is a reminder that there are restrictions on cultivating cannabis in Monterey County. Engaging in cannabis-related activity in violation of County laws is subject to law enforcement action.

    10/16/2017 9:43:00 AM

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Body Art and Ear Piercing Program

A. Yes. Body Art practitioners must register with the Monterey County Health Department as required by California’s Safe Body Art Act. A Body Art practitioner is anyone who provides tattoo, body piercing, and permanent cosmetic services to the public. To register contact the Monterey County Health Department.

A. No. Once registered with the Monterey County Health Department, a Body Art Practitioner may only provide services in a permitted body art facility.

A. You must be 18 years or older to receive tattoo services. Parent or guardian consent is required for body piercing for minors under the age of 18.

Liquid Waste Hauler Program

A. Liquid waste is generated from the cleaning of septic tanks, chemical toilets, cesspools and seepage from sewage pits.

A. To register, fill out and submit the Liquid Waste Haulers Registration form and pay all required fees to the Monterey County Health Department. After the form is received an inspection of your vehicle(s) and storage yard will be schedule.

Medical Waste Management Program

A. All businesses that produce medical waste within Monterey County such as sharps and/or biohazardous waste as a result of medical diagnosis, treatment, or research, are required to be registered with the Monterey County Health Department as a Medical Waste Generator.

A. Sharps Waste includes, but is not limited to, hypodermic needles, broken glass, blades, and syringes.

A. Home produced sharps can pose a threat to the public health and safety and cannot be disposed of in the trash or recycle bin. A new State law in effect September 1, 2008 requires that sharps generated at home be contained in a sharps container and disposed at approved drop-off locations. You can obtain a sharps container from your local pharmacy or household hazardous waste facility.

Waste Tire Program

A. Anyone can haul up to nine tires at a time on public roads. The tires can be a combination of used tires or waste tires.

A. Yes. The California Highway Patrol has the authority to ticket unlicensed waste tire haulers. Anyone transporting 9 or more waste tires and/ or used tires must register the vehicle with the state of California as a waste tire hauling vehicle. Information about the application process can be reviewed at:http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Haulers/default.htm.

A. If you are cleaning a tire pile from your own property that either accumulated over time or is a result of an illegal dumping, contact a registered tire hauler to properly remove the tires from the property. Or you can also self-haul up to nine tires at a time to your local landfill.

A. To register, fill out and submit the Liquid Waste Haulers Registration form and pay all required fees to the Monterey County Health Department. After the form is received an inspection of your vehicle(s) and storage yard will be schedule.

A. The waste tire manifest, or Comprehensive Trip Log (CTL) form, is a tracking document that identifies the location where waste tires or used tires are generated, who hauled the tires, and where the tires are disposed.

A.The waste tire hauler is responsible for correctly filling out CTL form and providing copies to the generator during a pick-up and the end use facility during drop-off. The waste tire generator is required to maintain copies of the manifest as proof of proper transport and disposal. The end use facility is required to maintain copies of the manifest as proof of proper transport and disposal.

A.If your business stores less than 499 tires onsite you do not need a permit. As a waste tire generator you are required to obtain a tire program identification (TPID) number. This number identifies your business as a generator and is used on waste tire manifest documents when haulers pick up your tires for disposal. For more information about requirements for waste tire generators please to the following website: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/manifest/Participants/default.htm.

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