The Mercer County Division of Public Health County Environmental Health Act (CEHA) Agency is a county environmental health program that primarily focuses on the most prominent environmental and public health issues in Mercer County and is the certified county agency for the provision of environmental health services within Mercer County under the auspices of the County Environmental Health Act to support the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The County Environmental Health Act program areas include:
- Clean air
- Clean water
- Hazardous materials response (HAZMAT)
- Noise control
- Pesticide control
- Solid waste
- Pilot projects such as the Anti-Idling Program
Through inter-local collaboration among the Mercer County Division of Public Health County Environmental Health Act Agency, three local HAZMAT teams, and the Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA), environmental health services are provided to the residents of Mercer County.
The Mercer County Division of Public Health County Environmental Health Act Agency also has developed the Mercer County Environmental Health Assessment and Improvement Plan to identify the most salient environmental issues within Mercer County and to propose a plan to address these issues for fiscal 2017-2018.
The Mercer County Division of Public Health-County Environmental Health Act derives authority pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3A2-21 et seq.