Administrative Services

Environmental Programs

The EHS Department manages environmental programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, and achieve optimal control and reduction of hazards and exposures which are detrimental to people, property, and the environment. These programs are in place to comply with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the US Department of Transportation, the City of Philadelphia 's Department of Health, Air Management Services, and local regulating authorities, for air and water protection, and the controlled use and transport of hazardous materials.

EHS oversees services and resources necessary for environmental compliance, obtains permits, licenses and registrations, and manages recordkeeping and reporting requirements for several programs concerning air emissions, hazardous and regulated wastes, spill pollution prevention, and chemical emergency response.

Air Emissions Program

The purpose of the Air Emission Program is to ensure that equipment and activities with the potential to create air emissions are properly designed, operated and permitted in accordance with regulatory requirements. Emissions sources are tested, monitored, inspected and maintained, and air emissions (including Greenhouse Gas Emissions) are quantified annually in accordance with the requirements of the Federal EPA, PA Department of Environmental Protection, and the City of Philadelphia Air Management Services.

The University maintains a Synthetic Minor Permit under the authority of the City of Philadelphia, regulating combustion sourcessuch as boilers, hot wataere heaters.