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Environment, Health and Safety

Environmental Programs

Review the Environmental Protection Agency's audits at UB and the University's stormwater management program.

An EPA Environmental Compliance Audit was held during the week of August 9-12, 2004. The Audit team looked at environmental issues related to air emissions, asbestos, lead-based paint, pesticides, PCB's, hazardous waste, regulated medical waste, waste water, universal waste, bulk chemical storage, oil storage, storm water, used oil and more.
UB must develop, implement, and enforce a stormwater management program (SWMP) designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants from to the maximum extent practicable to protect water quality and to satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Environmental Conservation Law and the Clean Water Act.
Effective September 2015 the New York State Department of Health, in conjunction with an executive directive from the Governor's Office, has issued emergency standards and regulations to mitigate the spread of Legionnella bacteria from cooling towers.

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