Board of Supervisors, Jefferson County, Iowa

Environmental Health

Duties: The Environmental Health Department is responsible for the environmental health for the citizens of Jefferson County.

Location: 901 North 8th Street, Fairfield, M-F 9:00-5:00
Administrator:Dan Miller, Registered Sanitarian
Telephone: 641-472-2561
Fax: 641-469-3398
Email:jeffcoeh@gmail.com

Sanitarian Duties:

  • Specify, permit and inspect all new septic systems.

   Criteria for Time of Transfer Septic System
    Inspection
(PDF file).

   Time of Transfer Inspection Exemptions (PDF file).

   NOTE: The new owner must apply for a new Discharge Authorization Permit - see www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/RegulatoryWater/NPDESWastewaterPermitting.aspx.

    The Notice of Intent Form is on the DNR website www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/RegulatoryWater/PrivateSepticSystems/GeneralPermit4.aspx.
    This form goes to the County Sanitarian.

  • Consult on RUSS (Regional Utility Service Systems) program.
  • Conducts well-water testing.
  • Coordinate Radon Mitigation Workshops for Contractors - call for information.
  • Inspect tanning salons and provide owner/management testing. For information, see the Iowa Department of Public Health website - www.idph.state.ia.us/Tanning/

Note: The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation provides on-line courses:
   For ServSafe Manager -
      www.servsafe.com/purchase
   For ServSafe Food Handler -
      www.servsafe.com/foodhandler
      and www.foodhandlerusa.com

 

RELATED LINKS:

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Iowa Department of Public Health website - www.idph.state.ia.us

What We Do (Iowa Public Health) - http://www.idph.state.ia.us/WhatWeDo/

Iowa DNR website -
www.iowadnr.com

Iowa DNR - Private Septic Systems - www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/RegulatoryWater/PrivateSepticSystems.aspx

EPA information about radon -
www.epa.gov/radon

Mold information - from two websites-

   Iowa Department of Public Health www.idph.state.ia.us/eh/healthy_homes.asp

   From the EPA Mold and Moisture website - www.epa.gov/mold.

Bed Bug information - from a number of sources -

   Iowa Dept of Public Health www.idph.state.ia.us/eh/healthy_homes.asp

   EPA - Bed Bugs-Get Them Out and Keep Them Out http://www2.epa.gov/bedbugs

   Illinois Dept of Public Health www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcbedbugs.htm

   A Beyond Pesticides Factsheet http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoservices/pesticidesandyou/Winter10-11/bedbugs.pdf

   Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force http://www.richlandhealth.org/upload/documents/Bedbugs_Guidance_for_tenants_homeowners.pdf"

   Vermont Dept of Health http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/bedbugs/stop_bedbugs_safely.aspx

Lead Poisoning: How to Protect Iowa Families, the brochure, has been updated and approved by EPA for continued use in Iowa.   www.idph.state.ia.us/LPP/

Asbestos, a website from the United States Environmental Protection Agency where you can learn about Asbestos.    http://www2.epa.gov/asbestos

Avian Influenza Information, from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website.    http://www.iowadnr.gov/Education/IowasWildlife/AvianInfluenza.aspx

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