The University of Texas-Pan American
Environmental Health and Safety
September 28, 2016

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Environmental Protection



Everything that leaves the University, whether it is a water, air, asset, or waste release, must be released in compliance with a myriad of rules and regulations promulgated by local, state, and federal authorities. Notwithstanding the fact that it is the ultimate responsibility of the Institution to conduct activities in a matter that protects the environment, failure to comply with these regulatory mandates presents a significant civil and criminal liability to UTPA officers.


Regulated Waste Program

Regulated waste is generated from a variety of activities conducted at the University.

UTPA - Hazardous Waste Disposal Procedures

Hazardous Waste Line (292-7256)

Call the Waste Line at 292-7256 and follow the instructions given.

Press 1 for chemical waste
Press 2 for biological waste
Press 3 for recyclable toner cartridges

Provide the following information in your message:

-Building and lab room number
-Type and volume of waste

E-mail requests for hazardous/regulated waste may be made to the Hazardous Waste Email:

Water Release Program

UTPA - Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan
UTPA - Guidelines for Preparation of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
UTPA - Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control

Air Release Program

UTPA - Air Title V

Other Environmental Protection related links:

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
NIOSH Emergency Response Resources
EPA Environmental Management

Chemical Exchange Program

The DEHS receives chemicals from individuals on campus that are unused, unopened, and have not expired. These chemicals are available through the "Free Chemical Program" for use on the UTPA campus by employees. Contact the DEHS at 381-3690 for additional information.


All applicable staff, faculty, and students are refreshed every semester on the rules and guidelines involving chemical and laboratory safety. The DEHS does this in order to prevent accidents with chemical and to protect the environment.

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