Environmental Health

Environmental Health

The Division of Environmental Health (DEH) protects the community from adverse health effects resulting from environmental pollution, unsanitary conditions or unsafe practices by regulation and enforcement of the following environmental health programs mandated or delegated by the New York State Department of Health, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Nassau County Public Health Ordinance and Nassau County Legislation:


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Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA)

  • Information about ATUPA law
  • Requirements for vendors
  • ATUPA law enforcement, compliance checks, and violations
  • Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA)

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Community Sanitation


  • Information about environmental health concerns within our communities and neighborhoods, including rodents, garbage, sewage, and more. 

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Environmental Engineering

  • Information regarding the review and submission of plans for the following: public water supply, petroleum tanks, realty subdivisions, on-site sewage disposal, SPDES permits, pools, beaches, sewer connections, backflow prevention

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  • Food Establishment permits
  • Food Manager’s Training Certificate
  • Temporary Events (Carnivals, Fairs, Festivals, etc.)
  • Mobile Units/Food Trucks
  • Resources for Operators

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Groundwater Protection

  • Information about Health Department Programs involved in the protection of groundwater
  • Sewer connections & closures
  • Special Groundwater Protection Areas (Article X)

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Petroleum Bulk Storage

  • Information about the storage of fuel oil in tanks larger than 1,100 gallons.

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Public Water Supply

  • Information about our public drinking water
  • Public Water Supply Systems in Nassau County
  • Backflow Prevention

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Small Petroleum Tank Abandonments and Removals

  • Small heating oil tanks less than 1,100 gallons.
  • Schedule oil tank removals and abandonments online
  • Print verification letter

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Swimming Pools & Bathing Beaches

  • Guidance and resources for operators and the general public
  • Beach Water Monitoring Program and Beach Closures/Advisories

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Summer Camps

  • Information regarding the requirements to obtain a permit to operate a children’s summer camp. 

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Tattoo & Body Piercing

  • Information for individuals that performs tattoo, microblading, permanent make-up, or body piercing services
  • Artist Certification Class and application
  • Tattoo/Body Piercing Studio permits

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Temporary Residences

  • Permitting and inspections of temporary residences, including hotels, motels, and campgrounds.
  • Resources and materials for operators

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Toxic & Hazardous Material Storage

  • Information for facilities that store toxic & hazardous materials, regulated under Article XI of the Nassau County Public Health Ordinance

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Zoonotic Diseases

  • Mosquito Surveillance program
  • Information on animal bites and Rabies
  • Tickborne illness information and prevention