Environmental resource protection is a highly regulated field and is also an important goal of Oregon State University. EH&S’s Environmental Protection Program helps preserve OSU properties and the surrounding environment by managing permitting, regulatory compliance, and industry best practices related to air and water discharges, storm water runoff, solid waste streams, above ground and underground fuel storage, environmental property surveys, site cleanups, brownfield management, and wetland mitigation. EH&S assists the campus in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations related to the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and many other environmental regulations.

Environmental Compliance Programs

Additional Resources

  • Environmental Property (Site) Assessments

  • Drain Disposal Information and Restrictions

  • Water Discharge and Disposal (Wash Downs, Pump Outs, and Vault Discharges)

  • Above Ground and Underground Fuel Storage

  • Outdoor Air Quality and Pollution


Report an environmental issue or conern

To report an accidental or intentional release of petroleum (leaking automobile, petroleum storage tank, etc.) or other chemical to the outdoor environment, please note the location, date, time, and any other relevant information.  Send an email describing the event to ehs@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-2273.


Obtain a Permit

OSU EH&S can help facilitate the application process for a variety of environmental permits related to land, air, and water quality.  For more information or assistance, please send an email to ehs@oregonstate.edu.

Additional info can be found at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.


Dispose of petroleum contaminated soil

Because of the longevity of operations and historical work practices at OSU, petroleum contaminated soil is sometimes discovered at construction sites.  If you uncover petroleum contaminated soil, please stop work immediately and contact EH&S at ehs@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-2273.