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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Keith Muhlestein
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2012
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University of Texas at San Antonio
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rich Garza
Environmental & Construction Safety Manager
Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

UTSA's Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management has the responsibility of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for faculty, staff, and students, to advocate work practices that achieve excellence in environmental stewardship, and comply with any and all rules and regulations pertaining to occupational health and safety and the environment. This mission is achieved through the development and implementation of environmental health and safety policies and programs throughout the university community.

Several plans are in place in the area of hazardous and chemical waste reduction including:
1- Source Reduction Waste Minimization Plan (http://www.utsa.edu/safety/files/manuals/environmental/Source%20Reduction%20Waste%20Minimization%20Plan%202011.pdf)
2- Environmental Monitoring Safety Plan: (http://www.utsa.edu/safety/files/manuals/environmental/Environmental%20Monitoring%20Safety%20Plan%202011.pdf)
3- Biological Safety Plan: (http://www.utsa.edu/safety/files/manuals/laboratory/UTSA%20Biological%20Safety%20Plan%202011.pdf)
4- Lab Safety Evaluation Procedures: (http://www.utsa.edu/safety/files/manuals/laboratory


A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

UTSA procedures for managing hazardous, biological, and chemical waste are detailed is several UTSA safety plans including:

1-Biological Waste Management Plan: (http://www.utsa.edu/safety/files/manuals/environmental/Biological%20Waste%20Management%20Plan%20Part%20A%202011.pdf)
2-Chmical Waste management Plan: (http://www.utsa.edu/safety/files/manuals/environmental/Chemical%20Waste%20Management%20Plan%20Part%20B%202011.pdf)


The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

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