Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Office covers a variety of areas. Listed below are some of the areas permitted and / or inspected by our office. Click on each area for more information or if you don’t see what you need contact us at eh@tooelehealth.org or by calling (435)277-2440.

Click here for a list of applications and fees for Environmental Health services.

 

Food Service Establishment Regulation Changes

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Environmental Health, Featured | Comments Off

Food Service Establishment Regulation Changes

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TOOELE COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016 FROM 6:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN ROOM 180, 151 NORTH MAIN STREET, TOOELE, UTAH. THE PURPOSE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING IS TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON CHANGES TO THE FOLLOWING REGULATION: TOOELE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REGULATION #4: FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. COPIES OF THE DRAFT FOR THIS REGULATION ARE AVAILABLE FOR EXAMINATION AND PUBLIC REVIEW AT THE TOOELE...

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Why do UCAIR about UTAH’S AIR

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Environmental Health, Slider | Comments Off

Why do UCAIR about UTAH’S AIR

Here are some ways you can help improve air quality in our state. January means a new year, new beginnings and, of course, those resolutions. It also means Utah is heading into the thick of inversion season. But don’t let the haze get you down! Here are the top five things you and your family can do to improve air quality in our state:   1. Be Idle Free When it’s cold outside it can be really tempting to idle your car. But did you know that idling for more than 30 seconds is harmful to Utah’s air? According to Utah...

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Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey

Follow these four food safety tips to take the guesswork out of preparing your holiday turkey provided by Centers for Disease Control. 1. Safely Thaw a Turkey Thaw turkeys in the refrigerator, in a sink of cold water that is changed every 30 minutes, or in the microwave. A frozen turkey is safe indefinitely, but a thawing turkey must defrost at a safe temperature. When the turkey is left out at room temperature for more than two hours, its temperature can creep into the danger zone between 40°F and 140°F, where bacteria can grow...

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Record Search Requests

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

An application and fee are required before an Environmental Record Search Request will be processed. Click here for the application and fee. Application and fees may be submitted by email, fax or mail. Fees may be paid by phone, mailing a check or in person. Contact us at eh@tooelehealth.org or (435)277-2440 for more information.

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Electronic Smoking Devices

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Electronic Smoking Devices

Manufacturers of Electronic Smoking Device liquids are permitted and inspected by Tooele County Health Department according to Health Regulation #18. E- Liquid Manufacturing Facilities within Tooele County must obtain an ESDs and E-Liquid Operating Permit from the department. Click here for information on  Applications and...

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Radon Awareness Campaign

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

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Radon Program – Annual Poster Contest

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Radon Program – Annual Poster Contest

2016 Radon Poster Contest Radon is a gas that is naturally occurring in the environment.  In Utah, 1 in 3 homes have elevated levels.  This contest is designed to raise awareness for radon testing and to inform people of the danger of radon in their homes.  It is simple and inexpensive to test your home for radon.  Free Radon test kits are available at Tooele County Health Department. State Contest State Contest Winners will receive cash awards.  There will be three first place winners receiving $100 and his/her school receiving $100 and...

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West Nile Virus has been detected in Tooele County.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

West Nile Virus has been detected in Tooele County.

Tooele County Health Department confirms that West Nile Virus has been detected in Tooele County. Health officials conduct surveillance for West Nile Virus by testing local birds. A chicken in Stansbury Park tested positive for the virus. To protect yourself and others please refer to the attached CDC fact sheet on West Nile Virus. West Nile Virus Fact...

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Subdivision Feasibility Reviews

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Before a parcel of land can be divided and/or developed a Subdivision Feasibility Review may need to be completed by our office. The Application for Subdivision Feasibility Review must be submitted and applicable fees paid before review will be completed. A fee will be charged for each lot in your development. Additional items may be required if your property will not be serviced by a municipal sewer and/or water system. If your property will be served by an approved community water system you may need to provide an intent to serve letter...

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Facts about Bed Bugs

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Facts about Bed Bugs

BedBug UDOHfactsheet For more information visit http://health.utah.gov/epi/index.php/pages/search?q=bed%20bugs or visit...

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Childcare / Daycare Kitchen Inspections

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Childcare / Daycare Kitchen Inspections

Before an inspection will be scheduled you will need to fill out the Application for Childcare Food Service Inspection and pay the inspection fee. The inspection will cover these categories: Food prepared by the caregiver comes from an approved source Food brought in by parents for a child’s use must be labeled. Open baby food is refrigerated, held less than 24 hours. Infant formula or break milk must be discarded two hours after initiating a feeding. Refrigerator is clean, maintains a temperature below 41 °F, and a thermometer is...

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Septic Systems: permitting, re-certifications and how to care for your system.

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Septic Systems: permitting, re-certifications and how to care for your system.

Septic systems- also known as individual onsite waste water disposal systems are permitted and inspected by TCHD in accordance with Regulation #12 Wastewater Disposal. Below is information for permits for new systems, re- certification of an existing system and how to care for your septic system. Septic systems are used by homes that are not able to connect to municipal wastewater treatment (sewer) systems. New Septic Systems: A permit for a new system will be issued once the following items are received: copy of the soil percolation test...

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Mass Gatherings

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Mass Gatherings

Mass gatherings are permitted and inspected by Tooele County Health Department in accordance with Rule R392-400. Temporary Mass Gatherings Sanitation. Click here for Applications and Fees. For more information call (435)277-2440 or email eh@tooelehealth.org. “Temporary Mass Gathering” or “Gathering” means an actual or reasonably anticipated assembly of 500 or more people, which continues or can reasonably be expected to continue for two or more hours per day, at a site for a purpose different from the designed use and...

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Wells- Individual Water Systems: permitting, testing and re-certifications.

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Wells- Individual Water Systems: permitting, testing and re-certifications.

Individual Water Systems also known as wells must be permitted and inspected according to Health Regulation #5 Individual Water Systems. Permitting: A permit must be obtained before any drilling may begin. A permit will not be issued for the drilling of a culinary water well for drinking purposes until all items listed below have been received by our office: you will need to acquire a copy of your water rights and well driller start cards from the Division of Water Rights (801) 538-7240 complete the Application for Well-Spring permit a map...

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Tanning Establishments

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Tanning Establishments

Tanning establishments are permitted and inspected by the Tooele County Health Department according to Rule R392-700. Indoor Tanning Bed Sanitation. Click here for applications and fees. For more information call (435)277-2440 or email us at...

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