Environmental compliance

Biofiltration at the John Paul Jones Arena

Facilities Management’s Environmental Resources provides oversight for environmental compliance requirements for all areas of UVA Environmental Resources serves as a liaison between UVA and state and federal regulatory agencies on environmental permitting and regulatory compliance issues. Environmental Resources also participates in sustainability programs across Grounds. Areas overseen by Environmental Resources include:

  • Air permitting
    • Boilers
    • Emergency generator
    • Miscellaneous emissions
    • Greenhouse gas emissions reporting
  • Stormwater permitting
    • Stormwater management
    • Illicit discharge reporting
    • Stormwater pollution prevention programs
    • Erosion and sediment control planning and inspection
  • Petroleum Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC)
    • Petroleum storage requirements and testing
    • Spill response
    • Tank decommissioning
  • Training (spill response, SPCC, stormwater pollution prevention, Class C UST Operator)
  • Sustainability – programs to improve air and stormwater discharges
  • Questions or concerns regarding environmental permitting or other environmental concerns should be referred to Jeff Sitler, associated director for Environmental Resources at (434)-982-4901 or sitler@virginia.edu.

    For emergency spill response, call the UVA Office of Environmental Health & Safety at (434) 982-4911.