Environmental Compliance Introduction
This section has been reviewed and updated as needed: February 2015
The University is required to comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations and the Environmental Affairs Group of EHS stewards that obligation for the University including the Cogeneration Steam and Electrical Power plant, the Operations and Maintenance facilities, the Planning and Construction design teams for University construction and demolition projects, teaching and research laboratories and other, smaller entities at the University requiring help and assistance toward regulatory compliance with environmental laws and regulations. In addition to meeting the general compliance obligations associated with environmental regulations, the University has several University specific environmental compliance permits that contain specific requirements for environmental compliance at the University.
Environmental permitting requirements are specific to the University and include testing, monitoring, record keeping and reporting functions associated with specific regulatory compliance permits for managing air pollutant emissions, managing and maintaining storm water quality, and the management, transport and disposal of wastes including hazardous and universal wastes, radioactive wastes and mixed wastes (i.e., waste that is both hazardous and radioactive), PCB waste, construction and demolition (C&D) waste, asbestos containing building material (ACBM) waste and municipal solid waste.
- Managing waste at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill including:
- hazardous waste
- universal waste
- radioactive waste
- mixed waste
- C&D waste
- ACBM waste
- PCB waste
- Municipal solid waste (MSW)
- Compliance with Clean Air Act Permits issued to the University (i.e., a Title V Permit for the University Cogeneration Steam and Electrical Plant, Manning Drive Steam Plant, and University campus emergency generators and fire water pumps
- Compliance with a small Air Permit for a gas flare at the former Town of Chapel Hill landfill
- Compliance with a small air permit for combustion emissions associated with an electrical generator fueled by land fill gas from the former Town of Chapel Hill landfill
- Storm water quality as a result of storm water runoff from University facilities as identified in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Permits and State Storm Water Permits
- Fuel storage tanks and containerized lubricants and oils at University operations and maintenance facilities
- Reclaimed Water usage for irrigation and toilet flushing as specified in the University’s Conjunctive Reuse Reclaimed Water permit.
- All other environmental regulatory compliance obligations associated with University operations