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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Environmental Health and Safety - Environmental Programs

Environmental Programs


Air Permit

WKU is subject to a Conditional Major Air Permit , which may need amendment when installing, or making alterations to a piece of equipment (especially something that has a stack) such as boilers, generators, paint booths, solvent baths, etc. It can take up to four months to receive a permit from KY DAQ, after all the information is provided to EHS staff.  Please contact Laura Tomlin at 745-2236 for permit assistance, and more information about Environmental Programs. 


Hazardous & Chemical Waste Management

The EHS Department maintains the RCRA Generator permit and ID numbers for all WKU campuses. We can assist with proper disposal of regulated wastes in compliance with the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act.

 Submit an online waste pick-up request if:
  1. you work in a laboratory, or art studio and generate chemical wastes
  2. you work with facilities Management and have chemicals for disposal

Consult the EHS Department if you are a project manager, or contractor, and your project has the potential to generate large quantities of regulated/hazardous wastes, such as PCBs, lamps, etc. Allow adequate time for planning.

 For additional information or assistance please contact Larry Page at 745-6366.


Oil Spill Prevention & Control (SPCC)

Petroleum products are stored in large quantities in tanks as well as in drums, electrical equipment, such as pad switches, transformers, and diesel emergency generators.  The SPCC Plan was devised to document preventive measures and spill clean-up resources on WKU's campus. If you are going to add a new oil storage location, or a piece of equipment that holds more than a few gallons of oil, please contact Larry Page at 745-6366 to include this location in the SPCC Plan.  He can also help you locate and purchase absorbent pads, socks etc.


Project Manager Compliance Checklists


Other Programs


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