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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 Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Wells College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have policies and/or guidelines in place to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:

Wells College Facilities and Mail Services groups have adopted an anti-idling policy for college-owned vehicles and equipment that allows for no longer than 5 minutes of idling time, except for specific exemptions.

Wells College is also governed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Heavy Duty Vehicle Idling Law, which prohibits heavy duty vehicles, including diesel trucks and buses, from idling for more than five minutes at a time.
Exceptions are when a vehicle is:
- Stuck in traffic
- Idling for maintenance purposes
- Powering an auxiliary function or apparatus, such as a concrete tumbler
- Involved in an emergency situation
- A diesel fueled truck operating in an ambient air temperature below 25°F for more than 2 hours
The diesel idling regulation is found in Title 6 NYCRR, Subpart 217-3 and will be enforced by DEC Conservation Officers. Those found out of compliance may be fined from $500 to $18,000 in the case of a first violation.


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:
No

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) ---
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.