OC Environmental Resources

To protect public health and safety, environmental quality, consumer value, and business competitiveness through education, regulation, and collaboration. Core Business Functions

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OC Watersheds Program:

  • Provides regional leadership on management strategies to preserve, protect, and enhance the quality of coastal and inland waterways throughout Orange County.
  • Promotes science as a foundation for innovative and effective environmental regulations and water quality solutions.
  • Build collaborative relationships with the public and private sectors as well as the public at large to develop consensus on water quality issues; leverage resources; and achieve efficiencies of scale.
  • Measures rainfall and stream flows to support emergency response, infrastructure demand, and environmental compliance.
  • Lead regional planning integrating water supply, flood management, water quality, and natural resource protection.
  • Clients include the 34 cities, water agencies, private landowners, and the residents and visitors of Orange County.

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OC Agricultural Commissioner-Sealer of Weights and Measures:

  • Ensures value to consumers and fair business competition by validating all weighing and measuring devices used in commerce throughout Orange County.
  • Safeguards the health and safety of the public, the environment, and pesticide applicators through enforcement of state and federal regulations on pesticides.
  • Protects agriculture and the natural environment through detection, prevention, and control of harmful plant diseases and pests.
  • Controls vegetation and pests that pose a risk to the safe operation of County infrastructure as well as vegetation that poses a fire risk in unincorporated areas. 
  • Clients include retail businesses, gasoline stations, agricultural producers, pesticide control companies, landscaping firms, taxi and ambulance companies, nurseries, apartment owners, mobile home parks, recycling companies, and the general public.

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