Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.76
Liaison Aurora Sharrard
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Pittsburgh
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Keith Duval
Health and Safety
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 on campus?:

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

The University of Pittsburgh is in compliance with the Diesel Powered Motor Vehicle Idling Act (Pennsylvania Act 124), which went into effect in February, 2009.

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) 11.50 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.60 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 4.80 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.30 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.10 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 methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

The University was issued a Title V Major Source Operating Permit on 12/19/13. The permit establishes pollutant limits for boilers, spray booths, and emergency generators. All of the sources have been identified and inventoried. The University submits required semiannual reports as well as annual air emission inventory statements to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). The emission weights provided above are from the University's Emission Inventory Statement provided to ACHD in Februrary 2017. This section updated by EH&S 1/22/18.

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

Weight of Emissions from Emission Inventory Report (2/2017) for 2016 reporting year.

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