Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Programs

What are Environmental Programs?

EH&S helps you plan your work and activities so that they are safe for you and others. We also provide information and guidance on compliance with regulations that protect the environment.

Air Quality Permitting and Reporting

See a list of all UCR air quality permits, and a copy of UCR CY 2013 Annual Emission Report.

Check the Current Hourly Air Quality Map at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) website. You can also check the SCAQMD website for Current Air Quality, Forecasts, and Advisories.

 Sign Up For Air Quality Alerts!

The Air Quality Forecast for Thursday 2/5/15 for Metropolitan Riverside County is Moderate. Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people. For example, people who are unusually sensitive to ozone may experience respiratory symptoms.

Stormwater - UCR Phase II Small MS4 Permit

The UCR campus has recently been designated a non-traditional permittee under the recently adopted Phase II MS4 Small statewide general storm water permit. This permit became effective July 1, 2013 and its requirements will be implemented over the next five years. Learn more about the Phase II MS4 permit at the State Water Resources Control Board Phase II MS4 General Permit website.

UC Riverside has submitted its Notice of Intent for coverage under the Phase II Small MS4 General Permit. View a copy of the UCR July 2013 Initial Guidance Document (PDF) and UCR Phase II Small MS4 Permit Boundary Map (PDF) submitted with the Notice of Intent.

Stormwater pollution prevention is critical to protection of the Santa Ana River, our local receiving water. Learn more about the Santa Ana River Trail & Parkway at the Santa Ana River Trail & Parkway website. Learn about water resource management in the Santa Ana watershed at the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) website.

The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) held its 6th Annual Conference on October 14,2014. View the 2014 Conference Agenda here. Conference speaker presentations are available here.

Under new legislation, long stretches of the river's flood control channel will have trails and parks...Read this Los Angeles Times article about the new Santa Ana River Conservancy: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-adv-santa-ana-river-20141027-story.html


Sanitary Sewer System Management Plan

Learn more about our Sewer System Management Plan at our UCR SSMP webpage, and about the Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Reduction Program at the State Water Resources Control Board SSO website.

Click here to learn about sanitary sewer overflows, and where to call if you need to report an SSO on campus.

Plant Services and Housing Operations staff can click here for an SSO Report Form (checkbox form) or click here for a CIWQS Online Database Entry Form (fillable PDF form)

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC Plan)

To meet federal oil pollution prevention requirements, UCR is required to have a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC Plan). The SPCC Plan sets forth preventive measures and response planning to assure that an oil spill from bulk or portable oil storage is contained and that countermeasures are established to prevent oil spills that could reach surface waters. Click here see UCR's SPCC Plan

Pest Management

Pest management includes a wide range of programs addressing human health, environmental and economic issues related to the management of pest populations through a variety of science based technologies.

Information on the Closed Pesticide Pits Environmental Site

UCR Former Pesticide Waste Pits presentation to ETox Seminar (2009) in PDF

Refrigerant Management Software login page

UCR Sustainability webpage


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