Advisers from seven Texas universities will visit campus June 7-10, 2010, to conduct a confidential environmental management peer review.
SMU will be the fifth Texas institution to be audited as part of a program of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) and EPA Region 6. The peer audit team will address environmental compliance criteria issues, with HRP Associates supervising the audit process.
Team members will arrive from Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, St. Edward’s University, Southwestern Christian College, Stephen F. Austin State University, Temple College and Texas Lutheran University. Inspectors will wear identification badges to ensure campus security.
A majority of buildings located on campus will be audited, including but not limited to Dawson Service Center, Dedman Life Sciences Building, Embrey Engineering Building, Fondren Science Building, Heroy Hall, Junkins Engineering Building, the Material Accumulation Center (MAC) building and Owens Arts Center. Also included are the University’s on-campus food service areas, mechanical rooms and elevator spaces.
The process will assist SMU in identifying ways to improve environmental management on campus. The review will focus on areas that use and/or store chemicals, and/or create hazardous waste.