Somerset County Announces 10 COVID Vaccination Clinics for the Week of May 10 Using All Three Approved Vaccines
Somerset County is holding ten open vaccination clinics for the week of May 10 as part of its effort to make it easy for every resident to be protected against the COVID-19 virus.
05/07/2021 11:59 AM
Following the successful pilot of appointment-free vaccination clinics at mobile sites and Rutgers Plaza over the past two weeks, the Somerset County Department of Health is eliminating appointment requirements.
05/05/2021 9:39 AM
Somerset County Expands Appointment-Free COVID Vaccinations to Include Rutgers Plaza Drive-Thru Clinic
The Somerset County Department of Health opened up the Rutgers Plaza drive-thru clinic to any resident 18 years or older who arrives by car from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today through Friday, May 7. The clinic will be providing the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) one-shot vaccine.
05/04/2021 9:01 AM
Somerset County reached a major milestone with 50 percent of adults 18 years or older being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 70 percent having received their second dose, but we need everyone who can to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
05/03/2021 4:33 PM
The testing site will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
04/29/2021 11:48 AM
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.