Environmental Protection

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

Water Discharge Regulations/Guidelines

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Guidelines for Discharge of Automatic Fire Sprinkler Water

The following guidelines apply to the design and discharge of automatic fire sprinkler (AFS) water during initial acceptance, periodic testing, or other AFS discharge activities, and are to be followed by all UC Berkeley staff, design consultants and contractors.

Construction Managers Guide

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Regulatory Guide for Construction Managers

The guide is designed to be used as a screening tool for building changes and construction that may have envi- ronmental, health and safety exposure impacts or agen- cy requirements beyond fire marshal requirements.

The topics in this guide are agency reporting and record -keeping requirements related to facilities and equip- ment undergoing construction, demolition, modification or renovation.

This guide is targeted for: UC Berkeley Real Estate; Physical and Environmental Planning; Capital...

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...

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,...