Environmental Health

The Schenectady County Environmental Health Unit is also responsible for inspections of schools, indoor air quality, realty subdivisions, housing, hygiene, tattoo and body piercing establishments, enforcment of the Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act and emergency sanitation.

Children's Camp Inspection Program The health and safety of children attending summer day and overnight children's camps are enhanced by department inspections to keep them in compliance with the State Sanitary Code. Camp programs are evaluated to insure proper supervision, general program safety, fire safety, aquatics safety and supervision, medical qualifications and adequate sanitary facilities. Camps receive a minimum of two inspections per year, one in the pre-season and one during the camping season.

Temporary Residences Temporary residences (hotels, motels, trailer parks and campgrounds) are routinely inspected to insure adequate sanitation facilities, fire safety, safe drinking water, satisfactory food service and aquatic facilities and the control of solid waste, insect and rodents. Additionally, the department inspects all mass gatherings within Schenectady County (public gatherings for more than 24 hours and 5,000 people).

Public Water Safety Program Assuring the distribution of safe, potable drinking water to all residents of the County of Schenectady is the main objective of the Schenectady County Environmental Health Units' Public Water Supply Program. The Environmental Health Unit oversees forty-nine (39) community and non-community water supplies. An example of a community water supply would be the City of Schenectady and non-community water supply would be a school or restaurant. All water supplies are required to submit water samples for analysis to the Environmental Health Unit for review. Community water supplies are routinely sampled for bacteriological contaminants, radiological, lead and copper levels, synthetic, volatile organic and inorganic compounds, as well as a variety other compounds. Annual inspections and numerous field visits are conducted by this office to assure compliance with the State Sanitary Code by local municipalities. All municipal water supplies are required to create and dispense an Annual Water Quality Report to all people to whom they supply water. These reports are available to city and town residents at your local municipal office.

Swimming Pools & Beach Inspections Clean and pollution-free waters represent important objectives of the Schenectady County Environmental Health Unit surveillance of water recreation facilities. There are 37 pools and 2 beaches within Schenectady County. Approximately 2 to 3 inspections are done annually to insure that water quality, supervision and life saving apparatus is adequate. Water recreation facilities are required to submit monthly operation reports, safety plans, emergency plans and lifeguard certification information, all of which are reviewed by the Environmental Health Unit for compliance with the New York State Sanitary Code.

Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention

The Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA) was passed to stop sales of tobacco products to individuals under age 21.

ATUPA is governed by NYS Public Health Law, Section 1399-cc: The sale of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, powdered tobacco, shisha, or other tobacco products, herbal cigarettes, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes, rolling papers or smoking paraphernalia to persons under 21 years of age is prohibited by law.

In Schenectady County, ATUPA is enforced by Schenectady County Public Health Services Environmental Unit.

ATUPA Violations in Schenectady County

Facility Name

Address

Violation

AAA DELI, INC.

807 Albany St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12307

1/21/2018

COUNTRY FARMS

2541 Guilderland Ave,

Sale to a minor

Rotterdam NY 1206

12/13/2017

COUNTRY FARMS

1031 Crane St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12303

4/4/2018

CRAIG DELI & GROCERY/ MANHATTAN DELI

315 Craig St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12307

9/1/2017

CUMBERLAND FARMS

1269 Highbridge Rd,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12303

11/22/2017

DAIRY MARKET

451 McClellan St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12304

8/30/17, 6/27/18

DOLLAR GENERAL

2009 Broadway,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12306

7/20/2017

DONGALA MINI MART/ M & O MARKET

1002 Albany St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12307

4/2/2018

EASTERN AVENUE GROCERY

828 Eastern Ave,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12308

8/3/2017

FLY CITY SMOKE SHOP

2230 Broadway,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12306

9/30/2019

HULETT MARKET

780 State St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12307

4/2/2018

KRIS & BELLA STORE

1685 Van Vranken Ave,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12308

10/19/2017

LUCKY MARKET

752 Albany St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12307

3/29/2019

LUKOIL

838 McClellan St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12304

8/30/2017

MIKEY MART

6030 Duanesburg Rd,

Sale to a minor

Duanesburg NY 12056

7/5/2017

MOHAWK GROCERY & DELI

575 Nott St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12308

1/22/2020

PILOT TRAVEL CENTER

1128 Duanesburg Rd,

Sale to a minor

Rotterdam NY 12306

12/13/2017

SCHENECTADY CENTRAL PARK DELI

90 McClellam St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12304

8/30/2017

STATE STREET SUPER MARKET

1208 State St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12304

8/9/2017

SUNOCO

509 Burdeck St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12306

11/8/2017

SUNOCO

2302 Broadway,

Sale to a minor

 Schenectady NY 12306

7/20/2017

THE STOCKADE MARKET & DELI

33 State St,

Sale to a minor

 Schenectady NY 12305

8/3/2017

VRANKEN DELI & GROCERY

2337 Van Vranken Ave,

Out of Package Sale 

Schenectady NY 12308

2/6/2020

Z DELI MART, INC.

935 State St,

Sale to a minor

Schenectady NY 12307

8/16/2017

*Violators are removed from this list 3 years after the effective date.

 

 

 

Contact

Jennifer M. Priebe, M.S.
Director

107 Nott Terrace
Schaffer Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 386-2818