(Approved by the Executive Director of Health Sciences Administration by authority of Executive Order No. 1)
The Environmental Health and Safety Department (EH&S), in fulfilling its assigned responsibilities, will act as the University's prime point of contact with the following government agencies on matters that relate to environmental and occupational health, safety, and environmental regulations which apply to the University of Washington, including required emergency notifications and discharge permits.
Seattle Fire Department
Seattle Public Utilities, Solid Waste Division
Seattle Water Department
Public HealthSeattle/King County
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Wastewater Treatment Division
For facilities located in jurisdictions away from the Seattle campus, EH&S will act in an advisory capacity to the on-site designees for health, safety and environmental matters; serve as liaison in dealing with regulatory agencies having responsibility for occupational health and safety, buildings, fire prevention, utilities, and public health; and assist with required notifications and permits.
This policy does not preclude direct relationships between University organizational units and regulatory agencies on other matters. In such instances, however, EH&S will function in an advisory capacity on items dealing with health, safety, and pollution legislation, the preparation of environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, utility planning, and land use planning.
For further information, contact the Environmental Health and Safety Department.
May 1994; December 23, 2002.