The North Dakota Department of Health, Environmental Health Division safeguards the quality of North Dakota's air, land and water resources. The section deals with issues that affect the comfort, health, safety and well-being of North Dakota citizens and their environment.
Primary functions and responsibilities include coordinating communications with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding state programs and related environmental issues, monitoring and enforcing compliance with state and federal environmental laws, and carrying out environmental chemistry analysis.
The Environmental Health Section's priorities include:
Implementing strategies to address environmental impacts and problems associated with new developments
Administering a state hazardous waste management program
Administering a water quality management program for cleaning up targeted lakes and rivers
Protecting groundwater and drinking water aquifers
Controlling air, radiation, noise and solid waste pollution.
The section consists of the following divisions: Water Quality, Laboratory Services, Waste Management, Air Quality, and Municipal Facilities.