Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 86.82
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date March 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of California, Irvine
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Richard Demerjian
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Office of Environmental Planning and Sustainability
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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:

Clean Air Program:
UC Irvine's Environmental Health and Safety Air Quality Program assists the campus in air pollution prevention and provides compliance assistance on South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and other Clean Air Act laws and regulations.

Diesel Powered Equipment Idling Policy:
No diesel engine or diesel powered equipment shall be idled on UCI property or by UCI personnel or an agent of UCI for more than five (5) minutes unless one or more of the following conditions exist:

1.idling required when queuing,
2.idling to verify the vehicle or equipment is in safe operating condition,
3.idling to provide services in the event of an emergency specifically for protection of human health, safety, or the environment,
4.idling required for engine or equipment testing, servicing, repairing, or diagnostics,
5.idling to accomplish work for which the vehicle or equipment was designed (lifting, power generation, mixing, pumping, etc.),
6.idling required to bring the diesel powered system to a predetermined minimum operating temperature per manufacturers requirements, or
7.idling to ensure the health and safety of the equipment operator.

See: https://www.ehs.uci.edu/programs/enviro/DieselPoweredEquipmentIdlingPolicy.pdf

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) 9.08 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 1.71 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 6.41 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 7.57 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 1.16 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0.98 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

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

The methods used to complete the air emissions inventory include:
1. Continuous monitoring to measure actual emissions;
2. Extrapolating the results from source emissions tests;
3. Combining published emission factors with known activity levels;
4. And using emission factor to estimate emissions when actual emission data is not available.

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