PRESS RELEASE

June 29, 2011

 

 

 

Carroll County Health Department Environmental Health Program Changes

 

Effective Friday, July 1, 2011, the Carroll County Health Department announces changes to three Environmental Health programs due to budgetary reductions.

 

The Bureau of Environmental Health will no longer investigate and enforce the County’s Weed and Nuisance Abatement Program.  Citizens who wish to file a nuisance compliant regarding high weeds or the accumulation of trash should call the County’s Bureau of Roads Operations at 410-386-6717.

 

The Bureau of Environmental Health will no longer enforce the Maryland Department of the Environment’s laws and regulations concerning the review and issuance of Open Burning Permits. At this time there is no officially sanctioned agency which can issue Open Burning permits or receive complaints about open burning.

 

Finally, existing child care and assisted living facilities will need to use private certified labs and certified septic inspectors for renewal of licenses. The Bureau of Environmental Health will verify the number on the renewal license and will handle all new applications for child care and assisted living licenses.