County Environmental Health Act (CEHA)

Each day, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's arrow icon (DEP) environmental control efforts are supported through partnerships with county health agencies. This partnership was formalized in 1978 by the State Legislature through passage of landmark legislation called the County Environmental Health Act (CEHA). The Legislature recognized that many environmental issues are regional in nature and county health departments are among the most efficient health units in the State. This Act authorized the Department to certify local health agencies to administer delegated environmental programs.    (source: NJDEP arrow icon)


What we do

The Sussex County Division of Health supports NJDEP/CEHA initiatives for

  • Occupational Health (Right to Know)
  • Water Pollution
  • Air Pollution (including gas stations, idling, dry cleaners, odors)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Noise
  • Hazardous Substance Control
  • Solid Waste (including recycling and Illegal dumping)

PSA: Recycling (From March, 2008)
It starts with you! This short film stars 3rd graders from the Lafayette School. If you didn't know before what you can recycle, you'll know now!

The county-wide CEHA program serves all 24 Sussex County municipalities

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