Environmental Safety

Environmental Safety

Environmental Compliance

Compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations is the minimum goal for all Clemson University properties. All of Clemson benefits from the strict observation of situations where pollutants may be introduced into our environment, as everyone on campus can appreciate a clean, healthy place to work, study, or visit. The participation of all members of the community to this end is strongly encouraged, as exposure to pollutants affects everyone.

Integrity Testing Reports

Clemson performs EPA mandated Integrity Testing on all of our metal oil storage tanks according to specifications issued by the Steel Tank Institute (SP001). Copies of reports for any individual tank can be obtained by contacting our Environmental Compliance Officer.

Photograph of Robert McCrary
Robert McCrary
Environmental Compliance Officer

SPCC / Storm Water Regulation

Clemson University discharges storm water as a small MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) designated by the State of South Carolina. All storm water policies and actions are informed by this permit, and it is the goal of the University to prevent discharge of pollutants, and to retain as much storm water on site as possible. As a discrete portion of the MS4, oil storage on campus is largely regulated by the Clemson SPCC (Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure) plan, which serves to limit the ability of oil products to enter the environment.

Illicit Discharges

Environmental Safety is responsible for the implementation of Minimum Control Measure (MCM) #3, which is the prevention of unauthorized discharge to water of any regulated pollutant. Any person on Clemson's campus may report a suspicious discharge into a drain, ditch, or water body by contacting our Environmental Compliance Officer.

If you've observed an illicit discharge on campus, please submit an Illicit Discharge Detection and Inspection Field Sheet. In the case of an emergency spill, please dial 911.