Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 23, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of California, Santa Cruz
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Pat Goff
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" 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:

UCSC maintains about 60 air permits from the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD). Equipment required to have an air permit to regulate emissions include: Cogeneration engines, hot water boilers, dust collection systems, emergency generator engines, spray paint booths gasoline dispensing pumps, and fume exhaust systems, including science laboratory fume hood exhaust systems. In addition, there are campus standards for internal combustion engines that include certifications for >bhp25 engines, dust collection, gasoline dispensing, generator use, parts washers, paint spray booths, solvent dispensing, fume hoods, and more.

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:

In most cases, equipment specifications, EPA emissions factors and fuel consumption are use to estimate emission potential. In other cases, actual emissions are calculated from emission factors based on use.

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 7 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.10 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 17 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.80 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.00 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0.27 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

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

New equipment must meet Best Available Control Technology (BACT) for emissions mitigation. Older equipment is systematically replaced with new equipment.

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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