Like any large institution, MU is subject to a wide variety of environmental regulations. For MU, these regulations pertain to issues such as asbestos-containing and lead-bearing substances, air emissions, drinking water, stormwater, oil, spills and releases, and miscellaneous activities that might adversely impact air, water or land. If a permit is needed for a new project, it can take up to six months for the state to finalize the process.
Supervisors and Principal Investigators have responsibility for understanding these regulations and developing procedures to ensure compliance. Students and employees have responsibility for following these procedures.
EHS serves as the liaison between campus and regulatory agencies. EHS keeps track of these regulations and works with the campus community to develop appropriate policies and procedures. In most cases, EHS monitors campus activities to ensure that these meet applicable requirements.