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EMSs: What’s Happening in New York?. John M. Vana NYSDEC – Pollution Prevention Unit April 28, 2003 NEWMOA Roundtable on Successful Strategies for Promoting EMSs. Dialogue on Tools to Improve Environmental Performance. Hosted by NYSDEC – November 20, 2002

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emss what s happening in new york

EMSs: What’s Happening in New York?

John M. Vana

NYSDEC – Pollution Prevention Unit

April 28, 2003

NEWMOA Roundtable on Successful Strategies for Promoting EMSs

dialogue on tools to improve environmental performance
Dialogue on Tools to Improve Environmental Performance
  • Hosted by NYSDEC – November 20, 2002
  • Brought together about 70 experts in environmental management to discuss innovative environmental management tools and how they can most effectively be applied
  • Information available at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/dialmain.html
dialogue on tools to improve environmental performance1
Dialogue on Tools to Improve Environmental Performance
  • Outcomes relevant to EMS programs:
    • Incorporate multiple tools in a comprehensive and systematic manner
    • Information on performance is key
    • Programs need to be credible
    • Tiered approaches can lead to more strategic environmental management
    • Engage leadership
ems in nys past two years
EMS in NYS: Past Two Years
  • Developed EMS Guidance: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/p2ems.html
  • EMS training for DEC staff
  • EMS/enforcement pilot – NYS Correctional Facility
  • EMS Assistance/Outreach at targeted sectors and as requested
  • EPA Performance Track

Basically, we learned from these activities

ems in nys the future
EMS in NYS: The Future
  • Development of a DEC EMS Policy – will serve three purposes
    • Statement of support for the EMS concept – encourage programs to find ways to utilize them
    • Provide authority to the Pollution Prevention Unit to develop an incentive based EMS program
    • Provide authority to the Division of Environmental Enforcement to utilize EMSs in enforcement programs
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