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Environmental Impact

Protection of the environment is the responsibility of every UCLA employee. As stewards of the environment, it is the policy of UCLA that all operations, including new construction, renovations and demolition projects be conducted in a proactive manner to ensure protection of the environment and compliance with all applicable UCLA policies and procedures and federal, state and local laws and regulations..

EH&S helps ensure environmental protection through the development and implementation of applicable policies and procedures. EH&S oversees and provides services to the campus in the areas that include:

  • Environmental permitting including emissions sources, industrial waste water and storm water.
  • Regulatory reporting to federal, state and local agencies.
  • Monitoring and sampling as required to ensure hazardous materials are not released to the environment.
  • Inspections of campus operations, construction projects and permitted equipment.
  • Acting as liaison with regulatory agencies.
  • Hazardous materials and hazardous waste management.
  • Investigation and remediation of hazardous material spills and environmental releases.
  • Construction of hazardous materials storage areas, underground tanks and other high hazard facilities.

It is the responsibility of employees to include EH&S in the planning of any operation, including construction, renovation and demolition, to ensure the proper procedures are followed and all required permits are obtained.

For further information contact the Environmental Programs Division at envprgms@ehs.ucla.edu.