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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why are we implementing this EMS? Is it required?

The University decided around March of 2009 to implement an EMS. In June of 2009 Executive Order 82 was signed and states that "No later than July, 1, 2010, every executive branch agency and institution shall either have (i) notified the Department of Environmental Quality's Office of Pollution Prevention of its intent to develop an Environmental Management System (EMS) or (ii) adopted and posted on its website a suite of policies regarding energy use, water use, waste reduction and travel that will reduce the environmental impacts and costs of these activities."