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Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management

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.

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, 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

Julieta Flores, Safety Specialist 
OCB 1.330

B.S. Environmental Science, Stephen F. Austin State University

Brett Urbanowski, Safety Specialist
OCB 1.330

B.S. Degree in Nuclear Engineering/Health Physics, Texas A&M University