Environmental Compliance

EHS assists in interpreting environmental regulations, obtaining necessary permits, interfacing with government regulatory agencies, and coordinating activities related to these matters. All environmental permits including South Coast Air Quality Management District permits, industrial wastewater permits, storm water permits and above ground storage tank permits for the campus are managed through Environmental Compliance. If you would like more information or need assistance, please contact EHS at (310) 243-3000 or the Environmental Compliance Officer at (310) 243-3488.


Campus Air Quality Index Monitoring:

Air Quality Meter

Campus monitors are a collaboration between Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS),

College of Natural & Behavioral Science (CNBS) and the College of Arts & Humanities (CAH).

Click on the link below:


Drinking Water:


The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) along with the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB) regulate storm water runoff originating from CSUDH through the Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program. In accordance, CSUDH is in the process of developing and refining our current storm water management practices into a comprehensive storm water management program to minimize our impact on local waters; in particular, the Dominguez Channel and the Port of Los Angeles (Pacific Ocean). The goal of stormwater management is to protect and restore the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of our nation’s waterways by controlling and limiting discharges of pollutants to these waterways.

Non-Stormwater Illicit Discharges

"Only Rain in the Drain". An illicit discharge is any unauthorized discharge other than clean stormwater. The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines an illicit discharge as “any discharge to an MS4 that is not composed entirely of stormwater”. Report anything in storm drains that isn't storm water to EHS at (310) 243-3000 or the Environmental Compliance Officer at (310) 243-3488.

Phase II Small MS4 Program


More Resources

Storage Tanks:

U.S. EPA Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasures (SPCC) Rule

The storage and management of oil products is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA developed the SPCC Rule to prevent, prepare for, and respond to oil spills. A SPCC is required for facilities storing oil with an aggregate storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons in containers greater than 55 gallons. The plan is a requirement under the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), an amendment made to the Clean Water Act (CWA) in 1990. CSUDH is subject to the SPCC rule, as it has more than 1,320 gallons of oil storage. The campus SPCC plan can be found below.

Oil Spill Contingency Plan (OSCP)

The Oil Spill Contingency Plan is developed and preparted in accourdance with 40 CFR 112.7 (d) to address areas of the campus where secondary containment is impracticable, as documented in the facility Tier I SPCC Plan. An OSCP is a detailed oil spill response and removal plan that addresses controlling, containing, and recovering an oil discharge in quantities that may be harmful to navigable waters or adjoining shorelines

SPCC Rule Website (EPA)


If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact EH&S at ehs@csudh.edu or call ext. 3000.