Environmental Compliance/Hazardous Waste
Environmental Guidance Manuals
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) has developed the environmental guidance manuals and procedures for specific facilities. These manuals and procedures include site specific requirements to assist Site Administrators to ensure compliance with appropriate environmental requirements.
- Environmental Guidance Manual for Schools
- Inspection Checklist for Schools (*.pdf)
- Environmental Guidance Manual for Maintenance and Operations
- Inspection Checklist for M&O (*.pdf)
- Environmental Guidance Manual for Garages
- Inspection Checklist for Garages (*.pdf)
- Environmental Guidance Manual for Science Centers
- Hazardous Waste Management Procedures for Maintenance and Operations and Garages
Hazardous and Universal Waste Disposal Program
Schools and other District facilities routinely generate chemical waste from science laboratories, shop classes, and maintenance activities. In addition, all District facilities routinely generate electronic wastes, including outdated computers, televisions, cathode ray tubes, and other electronic components. All Hazardous Waste Pickup Requests are required to be submitted through Maximo work order management system. The Plant Managers can create work orders in Maximo and upload the Hazardous Waste Pickup request form by attaching it to the work order. For assistance contact OEHS at (213) 241-3199:
- REF-4149 Disposal Procedures for Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste (*.pdf)
- Safety Alert No. 05-11, Disposal Procedures for Hazardous Waste & Universal Waste
- Hazardous Waste Label-Vaping Device
Industrial Storm Water Program
District Facilities associated with industrial activities such as Garages are required to comply with the Industrial Storm Water General Permit, which requires an annual report to be submitted to Regional Water Quality Control Board each July 1st.
OEHS has developed Industrial Activities Storm Water Requirements Guidance Manual for Garages to assist Garage staff to comply with these requirements. The manual provides guidance how to conduct dry weather observation, wet season observation and storm water sampling. For further information, refer to Safety Alert No. 05-12, Proper Disposal Practices for Storm Water and Sewer Drains.
Construction Storm Water Program
Activities that disturb 1 or more acres of soil, including smaller areas totaling up to 1 or more acres within a common area of development, are required to comply with the Construction Storm Water General Permit.
OEHS has developed Storm Water Requirements at Construction Sites Compliance Checklist to ensure District sites comply with the Construction General Permit requirements. OEHS will be using this checklist to inspect construction sites and issue corrective action notices to Owner Authorized Representative (OAR) if deficiencies are found.
Industrial Wastewater Program
OEHS has developed Industrial Wastewater Management Procedures to assist schools, Maintenance & Operations, garages and other facilities/offices to comply with wastewater discharge requirements. Sites with the City of Los Angeles are required to comply with Los Angeles Industrial Waste Control Ordinance and sites outside the City of Los Angeles are required to comply with Los Angeles County Sanitation District Wastewater Ordinance.
Air Emission Requirements
OEHS has developed Air Emission Requirements to assist schools, Maintenance & Operations, garages and other facilities/offices to comply with South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Clean Air Act (CAA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) rules and regulations. This document compiles relevant rules and regulations that apply to District schools, Maintenance and Operations, garages and other facilities/offices.