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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 Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 19, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Vermont
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Francis Churchill
Assistant Director-Safety &Health
UVM Risk Management and Safety
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), 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, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

The University of Vermont has an environmental safety program which meets the STARS requirements for this credit by regulating all chemicals on campus and keeping track of their proper disposal. UVM has a training program dedicated to the education of all teachers, assistants, and technicians about proper chemical management.


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

The university has set up a five step environmental management program (EMP) showing their commitment to proper management of campus chemicals. The program was written to fulfill the requirements of the State of Vermont and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site-specific regulations for the New England Universities Laboratory Project XL for which UVM is one of three pilot sites.


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