Environmental Protection

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

Water Balance Calculator

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Post-Construction Water Balance Calculator

Volume Calculator Porous Pavement Tree Planting Downsport Disconnection Impervious Area Disconnection Green Roofs Stream Buffer Vegetated Swale Rain Barrels & Cisterns Soil Quality

Storm Water Management Checklist

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

All construction projects that create and/or alter more than 2,500 square feet of impervious surface area must submit this checklist with accompanying documentation to ehs-ep@berkeley.edu.

Instructions: Fill out all fields in the Project Overview page. Answer all 13 questions, as applicable to your project. Arrows (➜) indicate actions that are required.

Soil Off-Haul Protocol

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

All soil must be evaluated by UC Berkeley standards for environmental contamination with laboratory analysis before
export to any off-site location. UC Berkeley soil cannot be taken to K-12 schools, residential developments or other
sensitive receptor1 sites.

UC Berkeley retains right of approval for all proposed disposal or reuse sites.

Contaminated soil disposal will be subject to taxation through the Board of Equalization, based on weight and hazard

NOTES: 1 = Sensitive receptors are defined...

Permit to Operate - Regatta

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)

Air Quality & Pollution

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 need assistance services below, please contact Bernadette Santos.

Investigation and response to outdoor air complaints Facilitate the collection of outdoor air quality parameters Facilitate the assessment of air toxic risk to the community Produce outreach material and guidelines to comply with regulations...

Animal Traps

Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

The purpose of the Best Management Practices (BMP) process is to scientifically evaluate the traps and trapping systems used for capturing furbearers in the United States. Evaluations are based on animal welfare, efficiency, selectivity, practicality and safety. Results of this research are provided as information to state and federal wildlife agencies and trappers.

Best Management Practices for Trapping in the United States, Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies


Mosquito Net


Protection Against Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Insects and Arthropods,

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Environmental Enforcement Code

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

University of California, Berkeley
Environmental Enforcement Code

Guidelines for Minimizing Toxic Air Contaminant Emissions in Laboratories

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

In 1995 the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD, the District) adopted new regulations and formulated a set of Responsible Laboratory Management Practices (RLMPs) designed to minimize the emission of toxic air contaminants (TACs) from laboratory operations.

The University of California, Berkeley, is committed to protecting the local community and the environment and to complying with the laws and regulations governing emissions of TACs. In response to the new requirements, the campus Laboratory Operations & Safety Committee, together with the Office of Environment,...

Drain Disposal Restrictions for Chemicals

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Disposal of chemicals into the sanitary sewer is regulated by federal and state laws and regulations, by the local East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Wastewater Control Ordinance and by the EBMUD Wastewater Discharge Permit issued to the campus. These laws and regulations prohibit any drain disposal of hazardous wastes and limit the allowable wastewater concentration of a number of specific substances. The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) is committed to protection of the local community and the environment through strict compliance with these laws and regulations...