To protect public health and safety, environmental quality, consumer value, and business competitiveness through education, regulation, and collaboration. Core Business Functions
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.
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.
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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