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.
 

Environmental Protection

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

Sewer System Management Plans

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, Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay, and University Village Albany. The SSMPs were recertified by the Regents of the University of California on July 17, 2014 and again on July 18, 2019, in accordance with the State Water Control Board Order No. 2006-0003-DWQ.

Help Prevent Sewer Backups and Overflow

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2021

Sewer Overflow Protection is a shared responsibility. Everyone can be a potential contributor to sewer problems and a potential victim of those problems. To help keep the campus, the Bay and the environment clean for the health and enjoyment of all, residents, employees, and sewer agencies must do their part to prevent and reduce the risk of a sewer overflow.

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Sewer Overflow Protection Awareness

Help Prevent Sewer Backups and Overflow

Sewer Overflow Protection is a shared responsibility. Everyone can be a potential contributor to sewer problems and a potential victim of those problems. To help keep the campus, the Bay and the environment clean for the health and enjoyment of all, residents, employees, and sewer agencies must do their part to prevent and reduce the risk of a sewer overflow.

Get construction plans reviewed?

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:

Workplace Safety

California state regulations require every employer to establish, implement and maintain an effective injury prevention program. In August 2017, the University adopted a campuswide Workplace Safety Program that serves as the university’s central program for creating a safe and healthful work environment. Having one program for the whole university helps to improve access, consistency, and usability across all departments. EH&S is the responsible department for overseeing the campuswide Workplace Safety Program.

What is the intent of the permit requirements?

The intent of the requirements is to prevent unintentional impacts to groundwater from contaminants that may be introduced through improper construction or installation of soil borings, dewatering devices, probes, and investigative boreholes.

What information/documents must be submitted for a permit?

The authorizing agency requires the submittal of the following:

  • Monitoring Well and Soil Boring Permit Application
  • A scaled plan identifying the proposed drilling locations, property boundaries, streets, structures, pollution areas, and buried and overhead utility lines.
  • Fee