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  • Keep Halloween Happy and Safe for Your Pets

    Halloween is right around the corner. The festivities and trick or treating can be great fun for kids and adults. Pets, however, may find strangers coming to the door dressed as ghosts and goblins a little too scary. Here are some tips from the American Humane Association and Monterey County Animal Services to help you and your pets have a fun and safe Halloween.


  • Local agencies taking back unwanted prescritption drugs on October 26th

    On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.local law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public opportunity i to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drug.


  • 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.

    10/17/2019 2:54:00 PM


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Salinas Drinking Water Program:

A Free Bottled Drinking Water is being offered to qualified residents of the Salinas Valley through April 2018. To find out more, click here or download flyer here: English / Español.

You may also call the Toll-free information line: 1-855-673-1066 or email cleandrinkingwater@waterboards.ca.gov

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The Staff of the Environmental Health Bureau is dedicated to safeguarding the residents and resources of Monterey County by providing services that help promote responsible business practices, by providing educational opportunities to industry workers and the public, and when necessary, by enforcing Environmental Health principles and law.



California Department of Food & Agriculture Official Notice

Amendment to the Notice of Treatment for the Asian Citrus Psyllid

Between December 6, 2018 and January 11, 2019, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) confirmed the presence of Asian Citrus Psyllids (ACP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, a harmful exotic pest, in the City of Soledad in Monterey County.  This detection indicates that a breeding population exists in the area.  The devastating citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) is spread by the feeding action of ACP.  The ACP infestation is sufficiently isolated and localized to be amenable to the CDFA's ACP treatment work plan.

A Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) has been certified which analyzes the ACP treatment program in accordance with Public Resources Code, Sections 21000 et seq. The PEIR is available at www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/peir/. The treatment activities described in the document are consistent with the PEIR.  

In accordance with integrated pest management principles. CDFA as evaluated possible treatment methods and determined there are no physical, cultural, or biological control methods available to eliminate the ACP from this area.  Notice of Treatment is valid until January 11, 2020, which is the amount of time necessary to determine that the treatment was successful.

For information about the treatment plan click here


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The Environmental Health Bureau operates under the Monterey County Health Department and is responsible for the oversight of the following programs:

Cannabis Management Services
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Consumer Health
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