Environmental Quality

The University has established programs and procedures in place designed to protect the environment.  

EH&S has primary responsibility for providing guidelines regarding water, soil and air pollution prevention in compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations. EH&S acts as the UW’s liaison with regulatory agencies.

We have many permits and guidelines in place to ensure that University activities support environmental protection and regulatory compliance with respect to stormwater, wastewater, air quality and hazardous materials.

What you can do

  • If you see a spill on campus and it looks like it will reach a storm drain, call EH&S at 206.543.0467.
  • If you see the spill after hours, call 911.

EH&S appreciates any help with identifying problems. Your report can be anonymous.

Services available

EH&S provides the following services:

  • Guidance, consultation, regulatory oversight, and assistance with environmental quality compliance and permits
  • Assistance with managing wastewater discharges and complying with the UW Wastewater Discharge Permit
  • Assistance with protecting stormwater and complying with the UW Stormwater Management Program
  • Assistance with complying with the UW air-operating permit (AOP) and managing refrigerants
  • Assistance with identifying, managing, and disposing of PCB contaminated waste

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