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Environmental Affairs

The Office of Environmental Affairs provides regulatory guidance across the University community. UGA has a diverse organizational structure with facilities and operations spread all across the State of Georgia. As a whole, the University has the potential to impact the environment via Air, Land and Water. All of these environmental impacts are regulated and enforced by the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Most regulations require specific operations to be permitted, which establishes and enforces minimum regulatory requirements so compliance is maintained. Education and awareness will help permit operators to ensure full understanding of the permit and those requirements and conditions. Additionally, as a quality assurance measure, we will perform periodic external permit reviews, site inspections and training, so overall compliance is maintained to the highest level possible.


Environmental Affairs and Compliance Program Areas:

  • Land Protection
  • Air Quality
  • Water Quality
  • Safe Drinking Water
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA)
  • Georgia Public Employee Right to Know
  • Georgia Environmental Policy Act (GEPA)
  • Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Program
  • Georgia EPD Online System (GEOS) Administrators

Environmental Health and Food Safety Compliance Program Areas:

  • Food Safety
  • Pool Safety
  • Septic Systems

For any questions about these program areas contact Environmental Affairs here.