In response to UCR’s campus closure, the EH&S office is closed. Critical functions related to emergency response coordination, hazardous waste collection and delivery of research materials under the purview of EH&S including radiation packages and controlled substances are operational, however may experience delay.
If you have safety emergency such as a hazardous material spill, injury or illness, contact UCPD at (951) 827-5222 or 911 on a cellular device.
You can still report an incident, injury, or safety concern using the online reporting tool. For general inquiries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our remote staff will respond to your concerns by the next business day.
What are Environmental Programs?
Environmental Programs provides information and guidance to ensure your activities are in compliance with regulations that protect the environment. Programs include Stormwater safety, Sanitary Sewer Management, Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Control, Outdoor Air Quality, Pesticide, and Pest Management.
Learn more how you can protect our water quality at UCR CleanWater page.
For more information, contact Environmental Programs or call (951) 827-5528.
Air Quality Permitting and Reporting
Current Air Quality Index and Forecast
Check the Current Hourly Air Quality Index 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.
Integrated pest management is a pest management strategy that focuses on long-term prevention or suppression of pest problems with minimum impact on human health, the environment and nontarget organisms.
- UCR Integrated Pest Management Plan
- Pesticide Safety Training
- National Pesticide Information Center
- Western Integrated Pest Management Center
Control of Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) to prevent huanglongbing (HLB) disease
The Asian citrus psyllid is a pest that acts as a carrier or vector spreading "huanglongbing", a devastating disease of citrus trees. This bacterial disease is transmitted to healthy trees by the psyllid after it feeds on infected plant tissue. The disease has killed tens of thousands of acres of trees in Floridaand Brazil.
The disease is prevented by eliminating the insect. As of January 2019, the California Department of Food & Agriculture has issued a Proclamation of and Emergency Program Against the Huanglongbing Disease for the City of Riverside. The treatment plan for the HLB infestation shall be implemented as follows: 1. Physical Control. All host plants found to be infected with HLB will be removed and destroyed using mechanical means in order to stop the spread of the disease. See the Proclamation of an Emergency Program Against the Huanglongbing Disease for the City of Riverside for additional information.
UC Riverside has developed and is implementing its Sanitary System Management Plan (SSMP) to properly manage, operate and maintain all parts of its sanitary sewer system. The SSMP will help prevent sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) as well as mitigate andy SSOs that occur.
The public is invited to review the Sewer System Management Plan
To learn more about the Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Reduction Program, please visit the the State Water Resources Control Board SSO website.
Report a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on Campus
A sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) is any overflow, spill, release, discharge or diversion of untreated or partially treated wastewater from a sanitary sewer system into the environment prior to reaching sewage treatment facilities. SSOs can appear at sewer manholes or cleanouts.
If you see a sanitary sewer overflow or sewage spill on campus, help UC Riverside protect the environment and public health by reporting it immediately to one of the following numbers:
|Facilities Services Customer Service||(951) 827-4214|
Facilities Services After Hours Emergency
|Resident Services Office or RA On Duty||(951) 827-4677|
|UCR Police Department||(951) 827-5222|
|Environmental Health & Safety||(951) 827-5528|
Facilities 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).
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.
The UCR campus is a non-traditional permittee under the Phase II MS4 Small statewide general storm water permit. Learn more about the Phase II MS4 permit at the State Water Resources Control Board Phase II MS4 General Permit website.
View a copy of the UCR July 2013 Initial Guidance Document(PDF).
View a copy of the UCR Phase II Small MS4 Permit Boundary Map(PDF).
Biennial Staff Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping training is available as scheduled in the UCR Learning Center or upon request by contact UCR CleanWater.
Learn about Source Control Best Management Practices (BMPs) for stormwater pollution prevention related to operations by referring to these California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Source Control BMP Fact Sheets: