General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Environmental Management

   EMD COVID-19 Operational Information


The Environmental Management Department (EMD) office is open for “in person” business.  We will be offering limited appointment times to those in need of emergency services related to immediate health, life, and safety concerns (i.e., failed septic system).  Contact us to set up an appointment at (530) 621-5300 (Placerville)  or (530) 573-3450 (SLT)

* Updated 03/03/21 *

                                                                         


El Dorado County is in the SUBSTANTIAL (Red) tier under the California blueprint for a safer economy.

Below is a summary of what is allowed in each tier:

 
Regional Stay at Home Order Current Status: Purple – Tier 1 Widespread
Red – Tier 2 SubstantialOrange – Tier 3 ModerateYellow – Tier 4 Minimal

 Restaurants or Bars, Breweries and Distilleries with meal service

Take-out or delivery only.  No inside/outside dining.

No indoor dining allowed. Outdoor dining is allowed with restrictions.

Indoor Dining allowed at 25% of capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.

Indoor Dining allowed at 50% of capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer.

Indoor Dining allowed at 50% of capacity.
Bars, Breweries, and Distilleries (without meal service.  With a meal, follow the restaurant guidance above only in the Tiers 1 - 2)Closed with exception for production, manufacturing, distribution, and retail sale for off-site consumption.  3rd party meal service is not allowed.

Closed. Not allowed to operate.

Closed. Not allowed to operate.

Indoor areas must remain closed to customers (except for restrooms). Outdoor seating areas are allowed.

Indoor Dining allowed at 50% of capacity.

 

Wineries

Closed with exception for production, manufacturing, distribution, and retail sale for off-site consumption.  3rd party meal service is not allowed.

Wine tasting is restricted to outdoor service only.

Wine tasting is restricted to outdoor service only.

Wine tasting is allowed indoors at 25% of capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.

Wine tasting is allowed indoors at 50% of capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer.

Retail Grocery Stores
​35% of capacity for standalone grocery stores, with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores.
​​Open with modifications
​​Open with modifications
​​Open with modifications
​​Open with modifications
​Personal Care Services (Body Art)
Closed
Open with modifications
​​Open with modifications
​​Open with modifications
​Open with modifications

For complete, up to date information on your industry guidance, please visit the State's website: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/

For additional guidance documents, please click here for the CDPH's site for guidance documents.

For a complete list of what services are allowed in each of the tiers can be found here: Dimmer-Framework-September_2020 (2).pdf.


Additional documents are below.

General information:


Hazardous Materials/CUPA/UST
Staff will respond to complaints, hazardous materials and waste spills.  Please see our page for updates on the status of our Household Hazardous Waste Eventshttps://www.edcgov.us/Government/emd/HazardousMaterials/Pages/household_hazardous_waste_collection_events.aspx
Call (530) 621-5300 to file a complaint.


Small Public Drinking Water Systems

Staff will analyze water sample test result data for presence of acute contamination and respond to water infrastructure complaints. Staff will continue to inspect water systems to ensure water quality and safe infrastructure. 
For any complaints or concerns, please contact us at (530) 621-5300 (Placerville)  or (530) 573-3450 (SLT) or by email emd.info@edcgov.us


Drinking Water Wells
Non-water well related inspections will be not be scheduled during shelter in place order.
Staff will respond to water well complaints, and inspect sanitary seal placement for new wells and destruction of old wells.
For any complaints or concerns, please contact us at (530) 621-5300 (Placerville)  or (530) 573-3450 (SLT) or by email emd.info@edcgov.us


Septic Systems
Staff will respond to onsite wastewater treatment infrastructure and surfacing sewage complaints, septic system inspections and test trenches.


Wastewater Treatment - Union Mine 
Union Mine treatment plant is open for liquid waste haulers only.   


Solid Waste
For any complaints or concerns, please contact us at (530) 621-5300 (Placerville)  or (530) 573-3450 (SLT) or by email emd.info@edcgov.us


Garbage Collection
For questions regarding garbage collection and material recovery facility operations, please contact your service provider below. 
El Dorado Disposal (530) 626-4141
South Tahoe Refuse (530) 541-5105

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