Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.88
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date June 28, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Gonzaga University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Larry Hagel
Safety Programs Manager
Human Resources
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have policies and/or guidelines in place to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources?:

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:

Gonzaga University engages in the Spokane County Commute Trip Reduction Program to offer carpool, vanpool, complimentary bus passes, priority parking for fuel efficient and low emission vehicles.

Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary sources on campus?:

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

We have three large permitted steam boilers, one large permitted backup generator, and a single permitted paint spray booth that Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (SRCAA) monitors and inspects on an annual basis. https://www.spokanecleanair.org/.

We have the emissions tested annually on three steam boilers, two in College Hall and one in Hughes Hall. These boilers are approximately 4 MMBTU in size. The permits for each boiler require that we should be below 30 ppm NO and 60 ppm CO at 3% O2. We have a stack emission test kit that prints out a receipt with ppm of noxious emissions and levels. We submit this tape to the SRCAA for review prior to the annual inspection.

The permit for the 800 hp diesel generator requires us to perform and record a full maintenance routine on an annual basis to make sure the emissions gear and the lubricants in the generator are in good shape. Western States performs this maintenance for us and sends us a inspections report, which we file in Plant Services.

The permit for the spray booth limits us to water based paints and the proper filters on the exhaust fan. We also have to record filter changes on a routine basis. At least one a month depending on use.

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 0 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 0 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Tons

A brief description of the institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

There are ongoing efforts to replace heating systems with more energy efficient systems.

The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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