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. Water Disposal (Wash Downs, Pump Outs and Vault Discharges)

    Essentially, no water, other than clean rain water may enter any storm drain inlet.  The following must not reach any outdoor drain inlet: mop bucket dumping trash bin or mat washing hose downs of spilled food beverages excreta   All of these types of dis ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Storage Tanks

    Any container of oil, fuel, or oil like substances, of 55 gallons or greater including steel and plastic drums, must be made known to EH&S upon receipt on campus. If you would like more information on campus tank installation, operation, and spill pre ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Stormwater

    The EH&S Surface Water Quality program assists campus in surface water pollution prevention and in the restoration of Strawberry Creek on the central campus. Program activities include providing compliance assistance to campus on watershed management ...

  8. Volunteering for the Environment

    EH&S welcomes clubs, service organizations, and groups of volunteers who would like to perform an activity that benefits the natural environment on campus and beyond. If you have a group of five or more people we can host you and your volunteers while ...

  9. Purchase and Permitting Assistance- Air Quality

      Choose one of the following: I want to purchase (and/or permit) a standby generator set. I want to purchase a vehicle. I want to purchase a portable generator set. I want to purchase a boiler. * A vehicle is defined as a self-propelled unit and may incl ...

  10. 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   ...

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