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    Onondaga County Health Department is nationally accredited and meets rigorous public health standards necessary to best serve the needs of our community.

    Council on Environmental Health

    John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 12th Floor
    421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
    Phone: (315)435-6600
    Email:  PHEng@ongov.net


    This Bureau of Public Health Engineering coordinated council formulates policy recommendations relating to environmental health issues.  The council staff performs the following services:

    • Provides informed and objective citizen's advice on environmental health issues to the County Executive, County Legislature and Commissioner of Health.

    • Develops and helps implement recommendations to maintain and improve air quality, water quality, water supply, water body usage, wastewater treatment, land use, handling and disposal of solid and hazardous waste.

    • Is the county's representative to the Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance
      and is responsible for implementing program water quality protection efforts in County watersheds.

    • Reviews and comments on pertinent federal, state and other legislation or regulations of concern or interest to County government.

    CEH Citizen Members
    CEH Members
    Barbara Rivette, Chair
    William Ayling
    John Benson
    Mario D’Arrigo
    Donald Gates
    Hubert (Hugh) Kimball
    Douglas Morris
    Laura Schlueter
    Carl Wiezalis



    NY State Department of Health (NYSDOH) - Harmful Blue-green Algae Blooms


    Onondaga County Water Environmental Protection (WEP) - Onondaga Lake Ambient Monitoring Program Report


    2012 Onondaga County Water Quality Strategy Report (PDF)


    2014 Otisco Lake Watershed Management Plan (PDF)


    Onondaga County Council on Environmental Health - Manure Spreading Issues Evaluation (PDF)


    Clearcast Herbicide Product Label (PDF)



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