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Environmental Management Branch

The Environmental Management Branch, in the Environmental Management Branch, seeks to create a safer environment through advanced public health protection.  The EMB Chief is Kelvin Yamada [telephone (916) 449-5661].

Among EMB's duties is training for disaster, emergency, and terrorism preparedness for environment health professionals (see links below).  

EMB consists of two sections:

  • The Emergency, Restoration, and Waste Management Section, which houses the Department of Defense Program, the Medical Waste Management Program, and the Nuclear Emergency Response Program.  The section chief is Ronald Pilorin [telephone (916) 449-5671].
  • The Environmental Health Services Section, which houses the Institutions Program, the Preharvest Shellfish and Marine Biotoxin Monitoring Program, the Radon Program, the Recreational Health Program, and the Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) Program. Program questions may be directed to EMB Chief Kelvin Yamada [telephone (916) 449-5661].

To contact EMB's offices, click here:

To contact local environmental health departments, click here:


Last modified on: 3/29/2016 3:27 PM