This Department is Essex County’s lead agency for the Community Right to Know program for the New Jersey Department of Health. The New Jersey Worker and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 was implemented to protect the safety of workers and provide information to first responders in the event of an emergency. The Community Right to Know Act is a federal regulation under Title 3 of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act.
The Environmental Health Department is contracted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) under the County Environmental Health Act (CEHA). The Department is the lead CEHA agency for Essex County, overseeing management of the CEHA grant. The Department conducts activities under the Solid Waste Program and the NJDEP Right to Know Program. The Department also contracts with Essex Regional Health Commission to conduct activities under Air, Noise, Water, Pesticides and Safe Drinking Water, and Nutley Hazmat for Emergency Response.
Cynthia Velasquez, Administrative Assistant
Environmental Enforcement Division
REHS, CRI Coordinator