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

UCR Air Quality Permits


UCR 2018 Annual Emission Report Summary


2015 UCR AB2588 Health Risk Assessment Summary 


Refrigerant Management


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.


 Sign Up For SCAQMD Air Quality Alerts!

Click here to check the Current Air Quality Forecast (text) (map)(pdf)


Other Resources


California Air Resources Board


Overview of the Federal Clean Air Act and Air Pollution

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.

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.  

Additional Resources:

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Florida Citrus Mutual


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:

Department Contact
Facilities Services Customer Service (951) 827-4214

Facilities Services After Hours Emergency
After 4:30pm or before 8:00am

(951) 827-4677
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.


Click here to see UCR's current SPCC Plan.

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: 

SC-10 Non-Stormwater Discharges SC-43 Parking and Storage Area Maintenance
SC-11 Spill Prevention, Control and Cleanup SC-60 Housekeeping Practices
SC-20 Vehicle and Equipment Fueling SC-61 Safer Alternative Products
SC-21 Vehicle and Equipment Cleaning SC-70 Road and Street Maintenance
SC-22 Vehicle and Equipment Repair SC-71 Plaza and Sidewalk Cleaning
SC-30 Outdoor Loading and Unloading SC-72 Fountain and Pool Maintenance
SC-31 Outdoor Container Storage SC-73 Landscape Maintenance
SC-32 Outdoor Equipment Maintenance SC-74 Drainage System Maintenance
SC-33 Outdoor Storage of Raw Materials SC-75 Waste Handling and Disposal II
SC-34 Waste Handling and Disposal I SC-76 Water and Sewer Utility Maintenance
SC-41 Building and Grounds Maintenance