Environmental Health & Safety


On November 20, 2007 the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued regulations as part of its anti-terrorism mission to identify, assess, and ensure effective security in facilities where any of over 300 chemicals of interest (COI) are used, stored, or distributed.
WSU is working to minimize the impact of this regulation through national college and university organizations. These efforts have resulted in a lessening of the reporting burden but significant portions of the rule still apply to WSU.
WSU faculty and staff, contractors, and tenants who work with chemicals at WSU facilities statewide are responsible for verifying their chemical inventories have been checked for the chemicals of interest.
Chemicals of interest include pure reagents, their mixtures and solutions, commercial products, and agricultural chemicals; these must be reported.
This inventory tool has been developed for WSU faculty, staff, contractors, and tenants to inspect their chemical inventory and:
  • Report that they do not have chemicals of interest;
  • or
  • Report the quantity of chemicals of interest in their inventory. Update the report within 30 days of changes in quantities of chemicals of interest (e.g., acquired, used up or disposed of).
Please call EH&S at (509) 335-3041 during university business hours for assistance if you have questions regarding the inventory tool.
Your participation is essential in complying with this new regulation. We appreciate your cooperation.
Please provide your email address.
  • If you are not registered, you will be asked to fill out some contact information before you proceed with the inventory
  • If you are already registered, some elements of the inventory form will be automatically filled in
Environmental Health & Safety, PO Box 641172, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1172, 509-335-3041, Contact Us