There is no formal policy statement for this topic however procedures and other information are provided below.
The University of Georgia conducts its affairs with an awareness that it is a steward of air, land, water, plant, animal, environmental, historical, and cultural resources. Environmental evaluations are a part of the decision-making processes of the University when appropriate. The University of Georgia has the responsibility for conducting the evaluation of all of its proposed governmental actions pursuant to the Georgia Environmental Policy Act (GEPA). Specific instructions and necessary forms can be obtained by contacting the Environmental Safety Division at (706) 542-5801.
A Georgia Environmental Policy Act (GEPA) evaluation must be completed to assess potential adverse environmental impacts of a planned project. The GEPA evaluation should generally be completed during the design phase of a project. The GEPA evaluation assesses potential adverse environmental impacts that could be created during construction and operation of the project.
Projects qualify for GEPA if the action (project) is funded by state funds and includes any one of the following actions:
Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration
Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President for Environmental Safety
Policy Owner: Bill Favaloro, Director Technical Services
Policy Contact: Bill Favaloro, 706-542-0079
Phone Number: 706-542-0079