Environmental Protection

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

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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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.

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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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:

Preliminary Design Drawings Schematic Design Drawings Design Development Drawings (50%, 90%, etc., as agreed upon with Project Manager) Construction Documents (50%, 90%, etc., as agreed upon with...

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

Do I need to obtain a permit for drilling activities on UC property?

Yes, boring permits are required for University construction project drilling activities under certain conditions described below. However, the University is only required to comply with permitting requirements authorized by the state Water Code, and activities covered by municipal ordinances that go beyond the authorization of the state statutes do not apply to the University.


You are required to obtain a permit from the authorizing city or county agency for the installation and destruction of the following :

Monitoring wells (used to measure the concentration in...