Environmental Protection

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  1. How do I get a permit?

    Environmental permits may be needed for your construction, renovation, demolition, or decommissioning project if it will have land, air, water, or human impacts. Some activities will require: filing a permit paying fees to a regulatory agency self-monitor ...

  2. How do I volunteer to help?

    To protect and preserve our environment, anyone can: Pick up trash and recyclables and dispose of these items in the appropriate campus receptacles.  Please use good judgment and only handle materials that you are familiar with, i.e. don’t pick up sharp i ...

  3. Wells and Borings

    The EH&S Groundwater Protection program assists the campus in determining when permits are necessary and coordinating permits, installations, and well closures. FAQs Do I need to obtain a permit for drilling activities on UC property? What is the inte ...

  4. Air Quality & Pollution (Outdoor)

    Click here for Indoor Air Quality concerns. The EH&S Air Quality program assists the campus in air pollution prevention and provides compliance assistance on environmental regulations.  If you would like more information on campus air emissions or nee ...

  5. Drain Disposal Restrictions

    Did you spill a chemical down a sink or floor drain? Immediately notify the Office of Environment, Health & Safety (510) 642-3073 during business hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. After business hours, immediately notify the UC Police Department (510) 642-676 ...

  6. Standby Generator Sets- Air Quality

    For more information about purchasing, permitting, particulate filters and other issues:  Contact Bernadette Santos at EH&S (bsantos@berkeley.edu) or (510) 642-6568. Quick Links: Generator Specifications   Permit Process   Frequently Asked Questions   ...

  7. Boilers- Air Quality

    For more information about purchasing, permitting, registration and other issues: Contact Bernadette Santos at EH&S (bsantos@berkeley.edu) or (510) 642-6568. Quick Links: Boiler Specifications   Permit / Registration Process   Frequently Asked Questio ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Drain Disposal Stickers

    Drain Disposal Stickers are available at the Front Desk at the Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) at 317 University Hall during business hours (8:00 am- 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm). Alternatively, you may email ehs@berkeley.edu and stic ...

  10. Standby Generator Sets

    For more information about purchasing, permitting, particulate filters and other issues: Contact Bernadette Santos at EH&S (bsantos@berkeley.edu) or (510) 642-6568. Quick Links: Generator Specifications   Permit Process   Recordkeeping   Frequently As ...

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