Clean Air Act Compliance
Indiana University is subject to the requirements of the Clean Air Act at all of its campuses. A Title V permit for our Bloomington campus is awaiting final approval from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. UOEHSM staff is responsible for regulatory interpretation, reporting, record keeping and permitting support system wide, and we work in a consulting role with other university entities to ensure that air emissions conform to these rules.
UOEHSM should be made aware of new potential sources of air emissions during the early planning stages of new development for campus projects. Typical sources include boilers, generators, incinerators, paint booths, and fueling stations. We will then assist in choosing appropriate pollution prevention equipment, permitting, and legal compliance measures.
Indiana University Northwest is currently located in an ozone non-attainment area. We can also provide assistance with fleet vehicle requirements in such restricted areas.
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Indoor Air Quality
The University Office of Environmental, Health, and Safety Management, in cooperation with IU Physical Plant, have forged a relationship to address inadequate indoor air quality.
The following complaints should be referred to Physical Plant Operations (855-8728) or your building zone maintenance personnel:
- Temperature or humidity problems
- Lack of air or "stuffy" air
- Dirt or particulates coming from your venting system
- Visible mold growth
All other complaints may be addressed to the UOEHSM. Typical calls may involve:
- unusual odors such as chemical smells and exhaust, or
- sickness associated with occupancy of the building such as headache, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, congestion, swelling, itching, dryness or irritation of eyes, nose or throat, cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills and fatigue. Remember that colds and the flu can have some of these same symptoms but they will not be associated with your occupancy of the building.
If you have concerns that need to be addressed by UOEHSM, you can contact us.
If you have other questions or want to know more about indoor air quality, the following links are provided for your convenience.