Pollution Control

Environmental Health & Safety responds to and investigates pollution control engineering concerns, which include indoor and external emissions.


Indoor Air Pollution

  • The Clean Air Act and the 1990 Amendment (Title V) require regulations for boilers, incinerators, air emissions, physical plant operations, fume hood emissions, scrubbers, and ESP's permits.


External Emissions

  • The Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency regulates potable water lines, elimination of lead solder from lines, physical plan expenditure and upgrading, drain and sewer disposal, discharge, permitted amounts, assigns physical plant and laboratory waste responsibilities and regulates any source which causes leachate to containers and the environment.
  • Chlorofluorocarbons - any appliance or device which contains and uses a Class I or Class II substance as a refrigerant and which is used for household or commercial purposes, including any air conditioner, refrigerator, chiller, or freezer.
  • As a result of the Clean Air Act Amendment, the Environmental Protection Agency has issued regulations that require reductions in the use and emissions of chlorofluorocarbons.  In addition, all air conditioners, refrigerators, etc. must be free of chlorofluorocarbons and labeled as such prior to disposal.  Please contact Environmental Health & Safety for proper disposal information and labels at 556-4968.