Environmental Health

Environmental Health Services

Environmental Health Services - Contacts

General Inquiries - (716)-701-3386

Main Office - Olean

Eric Wohlers, Director - (716)-701-3437, ewwohlers [at] cattco [dot] org

Chris Ann Covert, Sanitarian - (716)-701-3391, cacovert [at] cattco [dot] org

Chris Crawford, Water Resource Specialist - (716)-701-3388, cgcrawford [at] cattco [dot] org

Rich Dayton, Technician - (716)-701-3389, rkdayton [at] cattco [dot] org

Elaine Deponceau - (716)-701-3386, eldeponceau [at] cattco [dot] org

Becky Johnstone, Sanitarian - (716)-701-3390, rsjohnstone [at] cattco [dot] org

Ray Jordan, Sr. Sanitarian - (716)-701-3384, rhjordan [at] cattco [dot] org Read more

Application/Renewal of Registration as a Membership Association Pursuant to the NYS CIAA

These downloads contain the instructions and application for registration (or renewal of registration) as non-profit membership association for the purpose of documenting exemption from the NYS Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA).

Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District

This download below contains the complete Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District, effective September 4, 2008.

Environmental Health Complaint / Referral Form

The "Environmental Health Complaint / Referral Form" is used to file a complaint of a Sanitary Code violation with the Environmental Health Division.  A completed form may be submitted by mail or fax using the contact information below.

Olean Office (Main Office): 

Cattaraugus County Health Department

Attn: Environmental Health

1 Leo Moss Drive, Suite 4010 Read more

Operation Report Forms for Public Water Systems & Public Pools

The “DOH-360CUV: Water System Operation Report” form is used to report on the daily operation of disinfection systems for public water supplies.

The "DOH-1323: Report on Operation of Swimming Pool" form is used to report on the daily operation of disinfection systems for public swimming pools.

Both of these forms are available in two file types below.  One is a pdf version that may be printed and filled in by hand.  The other is a MS Excel file, for operators that wish to fill out the report on a computer.  Read more

Environmental Health Services Fees

All fees charged for Environmental Health services are established by the Cattaraugus County Legislature through local law.

The download below is the most recent revision of the local law establishing fees to be charged by the Cattaraugus County Health Department.  This law became effective August 1, 2011. 

Please note that with the establishment of this fee schedule, non-profit organizations are no longer exempt from fees charged for Environmental Health services.

Private Water Supplies

Water supplies not meeting the definition of a "Public Water Supply" are typically referred to as private water supplies.  The NYS Department of Health has established standards for well construction and guidelines for proper siting and water quality testing.  Educational information and recommendations are provided on request. Read more

Water-Sewage Survey Request Form

The "Water/Sewer Survey Request Form" is used to request a survey (or inspection) of private water supplies and sewage disposal systems in connection with Real Property Transfers.  Cattaraugus County requires that these surveys be performed for many types of property transfers.  In addition, lending agencies may also require them as part of the lending process.

Tobacco Use/Distribution Laws

The Environmental Health Division is responsible for the lawful retail distribution and use of tobacco products in public places.  This includes tobacco product sales to minors as well as enforcement of the “Clean Indoor Air Act” (CIAA) which prohibits the use of tobacco in public indoor spaces and workplaces. Read more

Sewage Disposal System Permit Application & Information

Construction of small sewage disposal systems in Cattaraugus County requires a permit issued by the Cattaraugus County Health Department.

The "Application for a Small Sewage Disposal System Construction Permit" is the standard form used to obtain a permit for all sewage disposal system types. Read more

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