Air Program

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Air quality is a region wide concern. Air emissions from a single facility may affect the entire neighborhood. Limiting harmful air emissions and pollution is in the best interest of the environment and community health.

Environmental Programs manages all air emissions and compliance programs at UCSF. Air pollution is regulated by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), California Air Resources Board (CARB), and the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). Regulated air sources may include any process or equipment that generate air pollution, toxic air contaminants, or greenhouse gases.

All communications with regulatory agencies and any required inspections or permit applications are conducted / submitted by UCSF Environmental Programs. This provides a single point of contact for all stakeholders and ensures consistency of message.

Please refer to a specific program for further detail:

Stationary Combustion  

(boilers, emergency generators, gas turbines, fire pumps)

Mobile Diesels 

(heavy trucks, off road equipment)


(ozone depleting substances)

Toxic Air Contaminants 

(laboratory emissions, processes involving TACs)

Airborne Dusts

(construction activities)

Sulfur Hexaflouride (SF6)

(fume hood testing, medical / research procedures, electrical conducting equipment)

Greenhouse Gases (GHG) 

(reportable GHG emissions)

Regional Air Quality

(information about air quality in your neighborhood).