Since 1993, Somerset County Department of
Health’s environmental compliance unit has operated under a grant agreement with
the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection through the “County Environmental Health Act” (CEHA). In this role, County
inspectors are delegated certain investigative responsibilities by NJDEP and can
provide more effective and immediate response at a local level.
Somerset County CEHA inspectors are charged
with ensuring compliance with the State’s regulations in matters of solid waste
management and air, water and noise pollution. The CEHA unit conducts routine
inspections of permitted facilities, responds to citizen complaints, and works
in conjunction with Local & State environmental and public health professionals
to ensure a safe & healthy quality of life in Somerset County.
An inspector is available 24 hours a day to
respond to complaints regarding air, water, commercial/industrial noise or solid
waste concerns. General public health concerns such as issues involving
restaurants, private septic systems, residential housing or animal control
should be directed to your local health department.
For non-emergency concerns, please contact
SCDH during normal business hours at (908) 231-7155. For emergency situations,
please call 911. The Somerset County Communication Center will contact an
inspector to respond as needed. You may also report environmental complaints,
concerns or abuses at any time to the NJDEP’s hotline: 1-877-WARNDEP
NOV Compliance Response Form
CEHA Annual Report