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Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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University of California, Berkeley
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Kira Stoll
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
"---" 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 on campus?:

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

We have policies in place at UC Berkeley such as the “Off-Road Diesel Powered Equipment Idling Standard Operating Procedure” and “Statement of our Commitment to the Environment” policy. In addition, UC Berkeley is regulated by California Air Resources Board regulations for mobile sources (Off Road Diesel Equipment and Portable Equipment Registration Program). Retirement or upgrade of vehicles required by Off Road Diesel Vehicle regulation, which reduces overall fleet emissions. Garbage trucks have been upgraded with diesel particulate filters.

Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 1.86 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 2.65 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.00 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0.70 Tons

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

UC Berkeley follows methodologies as required by Bay Area Air Quality Management District's regulatory permit conditions to complete its air emissions inventory (example: AP-42 factors, manufacturer specifications or emissions testing reports). In addition, California Air Resources Board methodologies are used as described in various regulations such as the Regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Refrigerant Management Program, etc.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Weight data is for the 2016 calendar year for all UC Berkeley sites which includes permitted sources, with the exclusion of three permitted co-generation plant auxiliar boilers due to operational control by a third party. Regulatoy reporting for permitted boilers requires documentation of annual therm usage and therm usage is not part of this submission. Some stationary source data was estimated based on typical operating usage.

Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations includes ~0.5 tons of sand used in sandblasting operations and ~0.21 tons of Precursor Organic Compounds (POC). Both have been combined since there is only one field to input data.

For the weights for Sulfur Oxides (SOx), Particular Matter (PM), Ozone (O3), Lead (Pb), Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) are not required to be inventoried per permit conditions, so "0" tons has been reported in each category.

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