Environmental Protection

Sewer System Management Plan

UC Berkeley has developed and is implementing Sewer System Management Plans (SSMPs) to properly manage, operate and maintain all parts of the following three sanitary sewer collection systems:  UC Berkeley Collection System (Central Campus and Hill Campus), Richmond Field Station, and University Village Apartments. The Sewer System Management Plans were approved/re-certified by the Regents of the University of California on July 17, 2014.  See minutes for approval.

Vehicles (Mobile Sources) - Air Quality

For more information about purchasing, registration, operating requirements and other issues:
Contact Bernadette Santos at EH&S (bsantos@berkeley.edu) or (510) 642-6568.

Vehicle Acquisitions

It is crucial that you contact EH&S before purchasing your vehicle to ensure that it meets current emission requirements. If a vehicle is purchased that does not meet emissions criteria, it cannot be registered or operated. EH&S works in conjunction with Fleet Services to review acquisitions of vehicles.

Winter Spare the Air Day Alerts - Air Quality


What is Winter Spare the Air?

Winter Spare the Air is a pollution reduction program sponsored by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).  On winter days, particulate matter can be a problem in the Bay Area.  To protect public health, residents are asked to refrain from activities that cause pollution on these days.  In addition, a new BAAQMD regulation was passed in July that makes burning wood, fire logs, or pellets illegal when a Winter Spare the Air Alert is in effect.


Spare the Air Day Alerts - Air Quality

What is Spare the Air?
Spare the Air is a voluntary air pollution reduction program sponsored by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).  On days when ozone (smog) levels are expected to violate state and federal health standards, residents are asked to refrain from activities that cause pollution.  If everyone makes clean air choices, the air will be healthier to breathe.

What can you do to Spare the Air?

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