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Environmental Protection Program

The Environmental Protection Program (EPP) is a unique component of the Environmental Health & Safety Department that comprehensively evaluates, monitors, and controls environmental releases in the form of air, water, hazardous waste, and assets, and ensures releases to the environment are safe, compliant, and cost effective.

The Environmental Protection Program utilizes a systematic approach to manage hazardous materials and environmental affairs and strives to raise awareness of environmental impacts throughout the UTHealth community.

EHS Main Office 713-500-8100 (answered M-F, 8:00AM-5:00PM CST)
EHS Hotline 713-500-5832  (after hours, weekends, holiday for the on-call safety specialist)
For Emergencies, Dial UT Police Dispatch 713-792-2890 or 911

Announcing updated and improved CATER form

Good news!  The surplus equipment request for pickup form (a.k.a. the CATER form) has been updated and improved by Environmental Health and Safety.  These improvements increase the form’s security, visual accessibility, and user friendliness, and will help streamline the process of inspection of potentially hazardous equipment before removal by Capital Assets Management for reuse or sale to the public.  The new form can be accessed at the following link:

The new form can also be accessed from the Environmental Health and Safety web page, the Capital Assets web page, and in the Forms Section on the Inside UTHealth home page.

For details on the Comprehensive Asset Tracking and Environmental Release Program (CATER) please visit UTHealth’s Environmental Health and Safety Website here:

Environmental Programs

Hazardous Wastes Management

Chemical Waste
Biological / Infectious Waste
Radioactive Waste Disposal
Chemical Reuse
Pollution Prevention / Waste Minimization
Mercury Elimination


Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC)
Storm Water

Environmental Protection Program Staff

Alan W. Lucas Alan W. Lucas, MS, CHMM, Safety Manager 
(713) 500-8104
OCB 1.330

B.S. Sam Houston State University
M.S. University of Houston at Clear Lake
CHMM, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
Colin- web Colin Harrison, Safety Specialist 
(713) 500-8100
OCB 1.330

F_Munoz Felipe Munoz, Safety Specialist
(713) 500-8100
OCB 1.330