All 2/2 Appointments Will Be Honored at The Same Time on 2/4 at Raritan Valley Community College
02/01/2021 2:20 PM
Somerset County Continues Free COVID-19 Testing Mobile Site Program with Bound Brook Clinic on Feb. 3
COVID testing is available at the Imperial from 3 p.m. to 7p.m.
01/27/2021 4:52 PM
Everyone Who Received 1st COVID Vaccine Dose at RVCC Will Be Notified of 2nd Dose Appointment by Email
Somerset County announced today that anyone who was vaccinated at its Raritan Valley Community College site will be notified via email of their second dose appointment regardless of the system they used to register.
01/27/2021 4:45 PM
Somerset County has transitioned to the state's pre-registration and appointment system. All people vaccinated through this system will receive an email providing them with a second appointment. This is a change from the process previously used by Somerset County.
Somerset County expanded its COVID vaccine distribution program today to include residents 65 years and older at its primary clinic at Raritan Valley Community College.
01/18/2021 2:00 PM
As defined by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Agency, N.J.A.C 7:27 1-4
“Air pollution” means the presence in the outdoor atmosphere of substances in quantities which are injurious to human, plant or animal life or to property or unreasonably interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property throughout the State and in such territories of the State as shall be affected thereby and excludes all aspects of employer-employee relationship as to health and safety hazards.
The Somerset County Department of Health, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, strives to protect the quality of air through compliance inspections and enforcement actions of facilities subject to air pollution regulations. Other investigations performed by our Inspectors may include air pollution complaints from citizens and/or the NJDEP. These investigations typically include: nuisance noises, nuisance odors, open burning, particulate emissions, and motor vehicle idling.
Minor Source Air Permits
As part of the CEHA annual agreement SCDOH works to ensure safe practices of air pollution control. Somerset County Department of Health routinely conducts air quality compliance and enforcement inspections on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. NJDEP’s criteria for a "minor source” of air pollution includes large boilers, heaters, fire pumps, emergency generators and auto body facilities.
Dry Cleaning facilities utilizing solvents that consist of non-hazardous air pollutants and or hazardous air pollutants are regularly inspected to determine compliance as per NJDEP regulations. Facilities operating equipment involving such solvents, must obtain an NJDEP permit and certificate. For information regarding permitting please click here.
CEHA responds to citizen complaints of outdoor air pollution, involving odors, open burning, dust pollution and idling commercial vehicles. For information on the process of an odor investigation refer to NJDEP's Odor Fact Sheet. The CEHA program does not address indoor air quality concern.
The Somerset County Department of Health assists residents with noise complaints when industrial or commercial operations potentially exceed the State Noise Code. Please contact your local health department for town-specific noise standards. For questions or complaints regarding rail road noise, please contact the Federal Railroad Administration.