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Environmental Compliance Committee


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) recognizes the importance of maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations that protect its employees, students, campus, environment, and local Knoxville community. The UTK Environmental Compliance Committee (ECC) has been established to review and systematically identify and correct deficiencies in environmental compliance. The ECC supports Facilities Services and Environmental Health & Safety program management activities administered under the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and regulations administered under Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Title 40: Protection of Environment covers the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) mission of protecting human health and the environment. The ECC oversees matters concerning environmental compliance and environmental protection for the campuses of UTK and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) campus in Knoxville as directed by UTK Policy SA0700 – Safety and Environmental Health Responsibilities. UTIA personnel and operations that are not based on the agricultural campus in Knoxville (as regular location of work) are excluded from the scope, although coverage may be extended to them via UTIA policy. The ECC reports to the Campus Safety Committee (CSC) and submits all quarterly meeting minutes and annual reports (CMS Manual reviews) to the CSC Chairperson as needed.

Charter & Bylaws

ECC Charter and Bylaws_v3.1 (revised 03/2023)


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