Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.41
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Kentucky
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Andrea Smith
Air Quality Compliance Manager
Environmental Management
"---" 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:

Our campus Wildcab service has the following policy in place:
“Idling a vehicle produces unnecessary emissions. If there is a parking spot available to wait while picking up passengers, and you anticipate having to wait more than 1 minute for passengers to arrive, please shut off the engine. Similarly, if you have a break between passenger requests, please find a safe place to park and turn off the engine while you wait for another ride request, unless the engine must remain running to maintain a reasonable internal cab temperature.”
Our Physical Plant Trucking Division has the following guidelines/practice for official vehicles: All trucks have a GPS unit on them that is programmed to send a warning anytime a vehicle idles for an extended period of time. Our supervisors follow up with drivers when these warnings are received and reiterate the expectation that vehicles be turned off when not in use.

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) 124.40 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 146.03 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 82,555 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 20.51 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 6.31 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
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 University is regulated under a Title V Air Quality Permit for significant air emissions from stationary sources such as boilers, generators and paint booths. The Air Quality Permit is renewed every five years, with the most recent renewal starting in September 2014. University personnel report emissions, including NOx, SOx, CO, PM, HAPs, GHGs, and VOCs, to the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection on a monthly basis using actual run-time data of each emission source. The University is also required to perform routine tests such as stack testing and emission opacity to ensure compliance.

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

Emissions listed are from the calendar year 2017.

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