Environmental Protection

Helping to protect and enhance the campus environment and providing permit and compliance management services.

Dispose of Waste

Master list of waste types is displayed below. Note: If you cannot find the item that you are trying to get rid of in this list, please contact EH&S at ehs@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-3073. collapse all expand all Aerosol Cans

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Alicia Bihler

Acting Director, Environmental Programs Manager
Environmental Protection

Resources and Guides

Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

A JSA describes job tasks in step-by-step fashion, identifies associated hazards at each step, and outlines proper hazard controls that minimize the risk of injury or illness to the individual(s) performing that task.

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Kevin Keller

Environmental Construction Specialist
Environmental Protection
Construction Inspection
Contractor Services
Building Plans

Sewer System Management Plans

Wastewater generated at UC Berkeley is conveyed through our sanitary sewer collection systems and eventually flows to EBMUD's wastewater treatment plant in Oakland prior to discharge to the San Francisco Bay.

The Waste Discharge Requirements Order No. 2022-0103-DWQ adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board regulates sanitary sewer systems greater than one mile in length (each individual sanitary sewer system).

UC Berkeley maintains regulatory coverage for three collection systems:

Sewer System Management Plans


Sewer System Management Plan

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP)

Richmond Field Station - SSMP

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Richmond Field Station (formerly Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay)

Sewer System Management Plan

Best Management Practices for Fats, Oils and Grease

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Residual fats, oils and grease (FOG) are by-products of food preparation. Typically, FOG enters a facility’s plumbing system from ware washing, floor cleaning, and equipment sanitation. Sanitary sewer systems are neither designed nor equipped to handle the FOG that accumulates on the interior of the municipal sewer collection system pipes. Severe accumulations of FOG can lead to sewer overflows that expose the public to raw sewage and the potential for infection from contact with sewage. The best way to manage FOG is to keep the material out of the plumbing systems. The following are...

Environmental Protection

Helping to protect and enhance the campus environment and providing permit and compliance management services. How Do I: collapse all expand all Get rid of waste?

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Plans Review

Regardless of cost or scope, all construction projects at UC Berkeley require consultation with the Campus Fire Marshal.

The Campus Fire Marshal’s office requires submittal of 100% construction documents for review and final approval with signature. A project manager may elect to submit any or all of the following drawings in earlier design phases for review and comment:

Preliminary Design Drawings

Schematic Design Drawings

Design Development...