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Details for Service Environmental Health Regulation
Service Name Environmental Health Regulation Program Name Regulation
Goal Manage resources to provide effective and efficient delivery of services to North Carolinians.
Objective Assure that children and/or adults are protected from harm through enforcing and communicating uniform regulatory standards for multiple health and related facilities and professions.
Division Division of Public Health
Service Description

Environmental Health protects the public health through prevention, protection and enforcement activities in food service and lodging, child care centers and institutions, tattooing, and public swimming pools. Additionally, Environmental Health includes on-site water protection, (septic and well permitting and inspection) asbestos and lead-based paint hazard management, childhood lead poisoning prevention (including home investigations and coordinating case management) and preventing acts of agro-terrorism through food defense initiatives.


The primary Environmental Health functions performed are:

- Provide training to environmental health staff in local health departments

- Issue authorizations to local health department staff to perform environmental health programs

- Conduct inspections in state facilities

- Evaluate and monitor local environmental health programs

- Provide training, monitor contractors and inspect projects related to lead and asbestos activities

- Collect and distribute restaurant permit fees

- Collect and maintain data on environmental health operations and childhood blood lead testing

- Provide consultation for local health department staff and general public

- Coordinate environmental and clinical follow-up of children with elevated blood lead levels


Environmental Health Specialists (Local Health Department Employees) act as agents of the state in administering Environmental Health functions.



Web Site http://publichealth.nc.gov/ Year First Initiated 1941
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute GS 130A-235 through 237
State Administrative Rules 15A NCAC 18A .1000; 15A NCAC 18A .1300 through .1900; 15A NCAC 18A .2200; 15A NCAC 18A .2400; 15A NCAC 18A .2500; 15A NCAC 18A .2600; 15A NCAC 18A .2800; 15A NCAC 18A .3000; 15A NCAC 18A .3300; 15A NCAC .3500; 15A NCAC .3600; 15A NCAC .3800; 15A NCAC 2C .0100
State Administrative Rules 10A NCAC 41C-.1001-.1007
State Statute GS 130A-131.5 through 131.9H
State Statute GS 130A-23; GS 130A-24; GS 130A-247; GS 130A-248; GS 130A-249; GS 130A-250
State Statute GS 130A-333 through 343.1; GS 130A-5(10); GS 148-10; GS 130A-280 through 282; GS 130A-283; GS 130A-235; GS 153A-226; GS 130A-131.5 through 130A-131.9H; GS 110-91; GS 130A-236
State Administrative Rules 15A NCAC 18A .3101 through .3111; 15A NCAC 18A .2800; 15A NCAC 18A .2400

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0