Local Enforcement Agency (LEA)
A micro agency within the Department of Environmental Health administering solid waste programs
Solid Waste Management: The Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) is certified by the State to ensure that solid waste landfills and transfer stations are properly operated in regards to vector control, water quality protection, litter prevention, and related concerns; to provide an independent Hearing Panel to hear appeals of the decisions/orders made by the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA); to ensure that inactive sites are properly closed and maintained following closure.
Medical Waste Management: To ensure that generators of medical waste properly handle, store, transport and dispose of medical waste as required under the Medical Waste Act. This is accomplished by annual facility inspections for large and small quantity generators and registration and administrative review of disposal for conditionally exempt facilities.
Waste Tire Management: To ensure that generators of waste tires properly handle, store, transport and dispose of waste tires as required under regulations. This is accomplished by annual facility inspections and education and by conductiong surveillance for illegally disposed tires.
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