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Environmental Protection


The role of the Environmental Protection office is to ensure the environmental protection of the MSU Denver students, faculty, staff, and environment through the proper handling, management, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.

The Environmental Protection Specialist:

  • Responds to chemical or hazardous waste spills and release
  • Maintains and administers the MSU  Denver Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • Manages the MSU Denver hazardous waste disposal program
  • Addresses indoor air quality issues and concerns
  • Supports the Facilities Planning  Department with environmental issues on both new building projects and existing building renovation
  • Works cooperatively with the Auraria Higher Education Center for the proper storage and inventory of chemical and reagent stocks in shared campus building
  • Provides training to students, faculty, and staff in the proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials and hazardous wastes
  • Prepares and maintains chemical spill kits


For a chemical or hazardous waste spill or release call:

  1. Auraria Police Department                                          303.556.5000 or 911
  2. MSU Denver Environmental Protection Specialist      303.556.5040 or 303.913.5555
  3. AHEC Environmental Department                                303.556.8397 or 303.419.5685


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