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Monterey County Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak Among Homeless Population
Since early 2017, the San Diego and Santa Cruz County Health Departments have been investigating local hepatitis A outbreaks among individuals who are homeless or use illicit drugs. Unfortunately, disease levels in Monterey County have now reached outbreak levels. Since October 2017, hepatitis A has been diagnosed in 9 individuals with a history of homeless in Monterey County. These individuals did not travel outside of Monterey County so are assumed to have become ill due to transmission within the homeless and illegal drug use communities in Monterey County.
2/5/2018 4:46:00 PM
UPDATE: Request for information about illegal hazardous waste dump
Since the initial reporting of the illegally disposed hazardous waste barrels on January 17th, 2018, the Monterey County Health Department has identified four disposal locations within the county. 58 barrels have been found.Thanks to calls we received from the public, we are aware that there may be as many as 70 barrels total disposed.
1/19/2018 3:07:00 PM
Baby its Cold Outside - Stay warm safely
The National Weather Service’s forecast for freezing temperatures leaves residents vulnerable to cold. The Monterey County Health Department would like to remind everyone to keep warm safely.
2/20/2018 11:05:00 AM
Guide & Permits
When a construction permit application is submitted to the RMA - Building Services for plan check, the EHB is routed a copy for review and approval. We use the Accela permit tracking website to update the status of the application and notify Building Services when the permit has been approved by EHB.
Link to Fees page
This brochure is designed to give the general public an introduction to the permit process involving Environmental Health Review Services (EHRS) of the Environmental Health Bureau (EHB). This guide gives you an overview and can help you successfully navigate Environmental Health planning and construction permit review as well as onsite wastewater treatment system permit processes.
Planning permit applications are routed by RMA-Planning Department to EHB for review and recommendations. The overall planning permit process is very well detailed on the Planning Department’s website. When contemplating a project it is important to speak with a land use technician before contacting EHB to determine what the site development requirements are and what the zoning will allow on your project site.
Find information on your current planning or construction project status by visiting the County of Monterey Resource Management Agency Online Construction Permit Information Website.
- Coastal Second Unit Flow Chart
- Inland Second Unit Flow Chart
- Can I have employee housing on my property?
- Source Capacity Testing for New Development
- Water Quality Testing for New Development
- Water System Classifications
- Hazardous Material Business Response Plan Memorandum of Understanding
- Hazardous Materials Questionnaire
- Water Use Nitrate Impact Questionnaire (WUNIQ)
Properties with septic will require an approved Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (septic) design, indicating initial system and future repair area for main and second residence on the property. Please note that the flowchart above has been provided to you for your consideration and personal evaluation, or for the consideration of a qualified professional retained by you, and should not be interpreted as a directive, finding, or final determination from Monterey County or the Environmental Health Bureau on any specific project or proposal, as the information does not account for site-specific conditions.