Environmental Protection Management

The Environmental Protection Management (EPM) Program provides proactive programs dedicated to technical services for protecting UTMB's environmental liabilities. EPM provides regulatory oversight for UTMB programs and departments with regard to identifying and managing the disposal of hazardous wastes, developing and managing water pollution control strategies and plans, and monitoring environmental issues and determining their impacts on current and future operations.

To view the Environmental Protection Management
Service Level Agreement, click on the link below:

EPM Service Level Agreement

Contact Us
Phone: 409.747.0515 
On-campus ext. 70515


Environmental Protection Management is responsible for providing a number of environmental and consulting services to our customers. Services include such programs as:

  • Emergency response to spills of hazardous materials and environmental hazards
  • Laboratory waste pick up of hazardous chemicals and radioactive waste
  • Managing the hazardous waste disposal service contract
  • Provide assistance to personnel working with processes that generate hazardous chemicals or wastes in applying source reduction and waste minimization practices
  • Laboratory audits
  • Waste water sampling
  • University wide environmental policy and program development, permit reporting and documentation
  • Municipal solid waste permit and reporting requirements
  • Consulting on facility operations to ensure regulatory compliance with UTMB's Title V Operating Permit with reporting on annual air emissions and the mass cap and trade
  • Municipal storm sewer system (MS4 permit)
  • Responsible for Permitting and Registration of Medical Waste Management Facilities includes oversight of waste determination and education to comply with State regulations  
  • Oversee and coordinate environmental protection programs such as pharmaceutical and medical waste management with the associated committees
  • Collect and analyze compliance related data for monthly performance indicators, identify and coordinate performance improvement initiatives for hazardous materials and wastes
  • Serve committees to ensure compliance with the Joint Commission standards and elements of performance for hazardous materials and waste management