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NC Division of Environmental Health
The N.C. Division of Environmental Health is responsible for safeguarding and promoting human health and protecting the environment. The division fulfills this responsibility through programs that use modern environmental health sciences, the application and use of technology, regulatory rules, and public education. The division is comprised of six sections, Environmental Health Services, Public Water Supply, Public Health Pest Management, Shellfish Sanitation, On-Site Wastewater and Radiation Protection, with all but Radiation Protection having strong relationships between water and their areas of concern. The Office of Education and Training is also part of this division. This office is responsible for providing training for newly hired environmental health specialists, the authorization agents enforcing North Carolina health-related rules, the certification of public water supply operators, and general training for staff involved with environmental health issues in the state.
Director Terry L. Pierce