Enviro~Connections ALERT - July 12, 2017

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[ July 12, 2017 ]


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Maricopa County Environmental Services provides essential, regional environmental services seeking to prevent and remove environmental health risks. The Department’s Environmental Health Specialists and Field Technicians are in the community every day making sure that among other things, food in all the eating and drinking establishments in the County is protected from contamination, that water supplies throughout the County are safe to drink, and that vector borne health illnesses and risks are minimized. It is our belief that with continued support, future generations will reap the benefits of today’s actions.

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Central & Roosevelt

Environmental Services Department

Adminstration Building (Map)
1001 N. Central Ave. Suite 401
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 506-6616

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m

Monday thru Friday

(Excluding Holidays) 

Department Locations & Hours


Need assistance en Español or in 中文 for your food related business?


Nuestros representantes o enlaces para negocios hispanos de venta de alimentos están disponibles para asistirles entendiendo las necesidades culturales de su negocio y asistiéndoles en su idioma.

Do you need to make sure that your ethnic foods meet Maricopa County Health Code standards? Our language liaisons are available to assist you!

Chinese Words


Llámenos hoy! Call us today:

(602) 506-3408

MCESD Environmental Health Division Office Locations:

Central Regional Office (Map)
1001 N. Central Ave. Suite 301
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 506-6272

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Eastern Regional Office (Map)
106 E. Baseline Rd.,
Mesa, AZ 85210
Phone: (602) 372-3000

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Northern Regional Office (Map)
15023 N. 75th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 483-4703

8:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Western Regional Office (Map)
16140 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Suite #105
Peoria, AZ 85382
Phone: (623) 939-5788

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Mobile Food Office (Map)
1645 E. Roosevelt
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 506-6872

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate

A Certified Food Protection Manager shall obtain a CFPM Certificate after successful completion of a test from a Food Protection Manager Certification program as described in the 2013 FDA Food Code, § 2-102.20. 
Maricopa County does not provide this testing or instruction for the Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate. 

The following is a list of Food Manager Certification providers that currently are ANSI-Accredited providers of Food Manager Testing, as described in the FDA 2013 Food Code §2-102.20.

For Food Manager Certification Training, you may visit the currently ANSI-Accredited provider of Food Manager Training listed below:  

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State Proposing to Change Swimming Pool Construction Rules ~ Meeting Planned to Explain Affect in Maricopa County

Swimming Pool Inspection

By Kevin S. Chadwick, P.E, Division Manager with the Water & Waste Management Division.

Maricopa County Environmental Services Department (MCESD) invites regulated swimming pool contractors, owners, operators and interested parties to a meeting for review of proposed changes to State of Arizona pool construction rules.  The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has released their Notice of Proposed Rule Making to change the Arizona Administrative Code rules for Public & Semi-Public Pools and Spas.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 11:00 am – Noon, at MCESD offices, 1001 N Central Ave, Phoenix, 9th Floor.

W&WM Stakeholder Meeting

Our Aquatic Health and Safety Plan Review Program staff is reviewing the rules for changed rules that are stricter than our current Environmental Health Code, as we would be required to implement those items.  For example, the proposal requires all plans to be sealed by an engineer or architect.  Currently, plans provided by a licensed pool contractor are also accepted.  At the meeting, we will present plan review process changes that we would be required to implement if the rules are implemented as proposed. 

ADEQ is accepting comments to proposed rules until August 14, which is also the date of their public hearing on the rule change.  See the ADEQ website for details on the rule change: http://www.azdeq.gov/events/public-hearing-draft-proposed-rulemaking-public-and-semipublic-swimming-pools-and-spas

The Model Aquatic Health Code sections listed in the proposed rule can be found at:             https://www.cdc.gov/mahc/editions/current.html.

Current Maricopa County Rules for public and semi-public swimming pools, spas and splash pads are included in Chapter 6 of the Maricopa County Environmental Health Code, posted on our website:  http://www.maricopa.gov/631/Environmental-Services.  

You can contact the Aquatic Health and Safety Plan Review Program at PoolPlanReview@mail.maricopa.gov.

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