The Environmental and Hazardous Materials Management Services Program assists and guides campus departments in environmental compliance issues and acts as a liaison between campus departments and environmental regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations. The Environmental and Hazardous Materials Management Services works very closely with Physical Plant, Facilities and Campus Planning, Research Affairs, Housing and Auxiliary Services not only on maintaining compliance, but also sustainability practices to reduce associated emissions and hazards. Duties include:
- Permitting, tracking and reporting of air, wastewater, storm water, reclaimed water and solid waste (hazardous and non hazardous) emissions;
- Sampling, inspecting, oversight and disposal of hazardous materials to include hazardous building materials, spills and hazardous waste;
- Oversight of environmentally-related equipment such as storage tanks, generators, and central heating plant equipment;
- Providing environmental health and safety training, consultation and support to the campus community on areas related to laboratories, demolition, construction, sustainability efforts, equipment, and maintenance;
- Updating technical expertise, maintaining appropriate credentials, and keeping current with local, state, and federal regulation to ensure the campus community is provided with the most current safety and regulatory information, strategies for management, and ability to mitigate risk;
- Receiving, barcoding and delivering hazardous materials to laboratories and maintaining the chemical, biological and radiological inventory system;
- Shipping hazardous materials.