Environmental compliance programs are asked to follow regulations from  Maine and the United States Environmental Protection Agency

Bates is committed toward becoming a “green campus” that educates its community about the environment and reflects environmental responsibility in its policies and actions.

An attribute of this commitment is to transfer its intellectual understanding of environmental issues to practical action in its daily operations. It is the policy of Bates College to comply with all of its environmental permits and regulations. This includes full compliance with the effluent limitations and conditions specified in the Industrial User Permit.To accomplish this the EH&S Office manages or participates in the following programs: