Part of operating an institution like the University includes environmental sampling and monitoring as well as sustainable development. Part of operating an institution like the University includes environmental sampling and monitoring as well as health and safety inspections. The University has monitoring programs for many environmental issues.
This particular page focuses on environmental issues.
Ministry of Environment
- Environmental Compliance Approvals (password protected) regulating emissions to air, water and soil. Fume hood exhausts, emergency generators, power plant emissions, and certain equipment require these certificates;
- Air emissions monitoring Reg. 127 requirements.
- Hazardous waste disposal; and
- Inventories of various substances such as asbestos and equipment of environmental concern.
Environment Canada and Federal Agencies
- Air emissions monitoring under the NPRI.
- Emergency planning (password protected) for environmental disasters;
- Contolled goods inventories and security measures; and
- Ozone depleting substances inventories and phase out program.
City of Ottawa
- Sewer Use By-Law (password protected) that the University must follow. Sewer effluent samples are taken at regular intervals and analysed for inorganic, organic, and biological activity parameters.
- Noise By-Law that the University must follow.
Any new building or major renovation project requires a designated substance assessment. The purchase of new land requires completing a Phase I Environmental Assessment followed by Phase II and III work if contamination is found.