Issuance Date: 03/01/2011
Issuing Office: Environment, Health & Safety
Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, Chapter 5
Title 49 of the Federal Code of Regulations, Parts 100-185
Title 21 of the Federal Code of Regulations, Parts 361
Title 10 of the Federal Code of Regulations, Pars 20-39
It is University policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations relating to environment, health, and safety issues.
The Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) consults with federal, state, and local regulatory and advisory agencies relative to health and safety problems of mutual concern for action or referral to the proper administrative authority.
The EH&S Office is designated as the official campus office for contact or coordination with any agency having interests or jurisdiction affecting the University in the fields of environment, health and safety.
Officials from regulatory agencies who present themselves at a UCSD facility for the purpose of making inspections or surveys, shall be referred to the Office of Environment, Health and Safety for notification and authorization to proceed. The State Fire Marshal's Office, local Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureaus, Cal/OSHA, DEA, Cal-EPA, USDA-APHIS, NIH OBA, state and local health services are examples of agencies whose personnel should be referred to Environment, Health and Safety.
Information relative to the licenses or licensing requirements of the following agencies and activities is available from EH&S.
Division of Occupational Safety and Health, State of California: Information relative to licensing elevators, boilers, pressure vessels, and carcinogens.
California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch: Licensing and registration of all radioactive materials and radiation producing machines used in teaching, research, and health care.
San Diego Air Pollution Control Board: Permits for maintaining incinerators, boilers, paint spray booths, emergency generators, and auto emissions.
If information or consultation from an outside regulatory agency involving environment, health, and safety issues is desired by any administrative unit, the request should be routed through EH&S.
Responses to "citations" or other regulatory action should be routed through EH&S.
Environment, Health and Safety
Environment, Health and Safety shall be responsible for accompanying representatives of regulatory agencies during inspections of University facilities and in initiating contacts with authorized departmental representatives.
The department or administrative authority most closely involved in the action shall receive and be responsible for abatement of any citations, fines, or other notices from regulatory agencies. EH&S shall immediately be notified of any such contacts or correspondence.