Environmental Health

ABOUT

The mission of the Environmental Health Division is to protect human health and the environment through prevention of disease, injury, and illness by the promotion of scientific evidence based practices and education. Central Valley Health provides environmental health services and education in Southeast Central North Dakota for the following counties: Barnes, Dickey, Foster, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Stutsman, and Wells. All licensed facility inspections completed by CVHD are a matter of public record.
STAFF

Director of
Environmental Health

Marcie Bata / mabata@nd.gov

Environmental Health
Practitioner

Lakken Paulsrud / lpaulsrud@nd.gov

Services

Aquatic Facilities

The Environmental Health Division licenses and inspects those facilities that have pools, water parks, spas and wading pools. Inspection and education of these facilities is performed in order to protect against the spread of recreational water illnesses, drowning, or other physical injury.

BODY ART AND TATTOO FACILITIES

The Environmental Health Division licenses and inspects those facilities that provide the following services: tattooing, body piercing, branding, sub-dermal implant, or scarification. Inspection and education of these facilities is performed in order to protect human health by reducing the risk of communicable disease outbreaks and injury from body art.

Child Care and Group Home Facilities

The Environmental Health Division licenses and inspects child care food service programs. Additionally, the Division provides safety and sanitation inspections for child care and group home facilities. Inspection and education is provided to increase disease control and reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses.

Food Service Facilities

The Environmental Health Division licenses and inspects those facilities that provide food service to the public. Inspection and education of these facilities is performed in order to protect human health by reducing the risk of food-borne illness.

Non-Community Water Supply

The Environmental Health Division provides non-community water supply inspections for those facilities designated by the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality of Municipal Facilities.

On-site Sewage Treatment Systems (OSTS)

The Environmental Health Division licenses installers and permits all new on-site sewage treatment systems and/or repairs to existing on-site sewage treatment systems which includes: septic tanks, drain fields, seepage pits, cesspools or holding tanks. Additionally, the Division provides inspection of existing permitted systems upon request. Inspection and education of systems is performed in order to protect public health by reducing the risk of waterborne illness and prevent ground/surface water contamination.

School Facilities

The Environmental Health Division licenses and inspects school food service programs. Additionally, the Division provides a full school facility health and safety inspection. Inspection and education are provided to the facilities to assist in providing a safe environment for the students and faculty.

Tanning Facilities

The Environmental Health Division licenses and inspects those facilities that offer indoor tanning. Inspection and education of these facilities is preformed to increase disease control and ensure sanitation.