U. S. Army Garrison Fort Devens Devens, Massachusetts. WELCOME TO ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CONTROL COMMITTEE (EQCC) MEETING. 1 st QUARTER FY08 – 5 DEC 07. Opening Remarks Compliance Achievements – 4 th QTR FY07 Environmental Compliance Environmental Management System Closing Remarks. AGENDA.
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1st QUARTER FY08 – 5 DEC 07
Compliance Achievements – 4thQTR FY07
Environmental Management System
Natural & Cultural Resources (Hunting, Grounds, Land Management, Wildlife, etc.)
Ron Defilippo (Ext. 2644)
Custodial & Solid Waste Contracts
Lynn White (Ext. 2196)
Emergency Planning and Community & Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Environmental Management System (EMS)
Environmental Quality Control Committee/General SupportFort DevensDPW Environmental Division
4th QUARTER FY 07
Briefed by Lynn White
Waste shipments sent out in previous months
Estimated next ship date – contact Tom Poole, Ext. 2747
Environmental Management System (EMS)
Installed and customized EMSolutions web-based software onto Fort Devens server
Training on software provided to DPW Environmental & DOIM
Began drafting Fort Devens EMS procedures
Began building Environmental program pages
Estimated Date of Completion: 1 May 2008COMPLIANCE ACHIEVEMENTS 4th QTR FY07
Sprint Tower EA – Being drafted
Cranberry Pond Road Reconstruction – Contract Pending Review
Record of Environmental Consideration
Emergency Generator Installment – Bldg 689
Roof Replacements & Renovations of Various Buildings (Buildings 683, 697, etc.)COMPLIANCE ACHIEVEMENTS4th QTR FY07
Duty Hours – DPW Environmental @ Ext. 2747, 2196, 2644
After Hours – DOD Police @ Ext. 3333
NO EXTERNAL AGENCY REPORTING
DPW Environmental will make all external agency notification except in emergencies contact Devens Fire Department (911).
Spills to water regardless of the size must be reported to DPW Environmental ASAP.
Reportable spills must be cleaned up via contract/LSP with DPW Environmental oversight at the expense of the responsible party.Spills
Non-reportable spills must be clean up by the responsible party under the direction of DPW Environmental.
Clean up procedures are in the Installation Spill Contingency Plan (ISCP).
Contact the hazardous waste manager to dispose of any spill-related waste.
Spill Reports (in ISCP) must be completed and provided to DPW Environmental ASAP.Spills
Managed by 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 112
Containers ≥ 55 gallons must be included in the Fort Devens Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plan (SPCCP) IAW the above regulation.
If you store any POLs in containers ≥ 55 gallon, Site Specific Spill Plans must be completed for your location to be included in Fort Devens SPCCP.POL Management
If you perform emergency response operations for reportable spills, you must receive 40 Hr HAZWOPER training and certification.
If you manage any accumulation areas or generation points (hazardous waste or waste oil), you must have annual hazardous waste management training.
If you handle/manage hazardous chemicals/materials, you are required to have Hazard Communication. Check with your safety office.
Who offers this training:
94th RRC (Contact Jim Reedy @ 978-796-2508)
US Army Environmental Center websiteTraining
Initiating project lead must complete a Record of Environmental Consideration (REC).
REC must be reviewed and approved by DPW Environmental before proceeding.National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Reminder
Actions that may affect wetlands, endangered species, wildlife habitat, etc.
Action that could potentially cause fuel/oil spills, release of chemicals/pollutants into the ground, air, water, etc.
Construction, paving, etc.Examples of NEPA Review Actions
In past years, EOs were established to improved environmental performance in the federal government such as EO13148, Greening the Government through Leadership in Environmental Management
EO 13423 Purpose is :
To build on that body of work and success by integrating and updating prior practices and requirements into a cohesive, strategic approach to further ensure enhanced performance and compliance with statutory and other legal requirements.Executive Order 13423
“Each (federal) agency shall maintain waste prevention and recycling programs in all of its facilities in the most cost effective manner possible….”EO 13423
How to Correct:
Keep Recyclable Materials SeparateRecycling
Last Pickup: 11 January 2008
If you need recycling containers at your location, please contact Ron Defilippo at Ext. 2644
Fort Devens Recycling
Policy coming soon!Recycling
Briefed by Lynn White
EPCRA’s Purpose is…
EO13423 requires continued compliance with meeting the reporting requirements of Sections 301 through 313 of EPCRA.
Presented by Lynn White
Part of the overall installation management system that specifically addresses potential environmental risks from the Army activities
Patterned in Alignment With ISO 14001:2004 standard
Originally required under Executive Order (EO) 13148, and continued in EO 13423Environmental Management System (EMS)
“It is not a stand alone environmental program or data management program.”
“…..use the management system as the framework within which the existing and new organizational responsibilities, programs, and activities are linked.”EO 13423
Devens EMS Policy Completed and Signed 3 October 2003
Self Assessment/Gap Analysis of Devens Activities Completed on 19 Mar 04
Devens Implementation Plan Completed 12 Sep 2004
Aspects Analysis Completed on April 2005
Awareness Training Procedure Completed 30 Mar 2005
Management Review Completed by 30 Sep 2005Meeting Executive Order 13148 – 31 Dec 2005 Due Date
Establish formal system of management
EMSolutions software installed Sept 2007
Estimated Completion: 1 May 2008
Update EMS Policy
Status: Currently being staffed for review by DOIM
Estimated Date of Submittal to Installation Commander: 15 January 2008Meeting Executive Order 13423 – 31 Dec 2009 Due Date
Establish Fort Devens EMS Procedures
Status: Currently Being Drafted
Estimated Period of EQCC Members Review: 1 February - 1 March 2008
EMS Audit by Outside Agency by 30 Sep 2008
Implementation of Completed Fort Devens EMS
Estimated Date: 1 October 2008Meeting Executive Order 13423 – 31 Dec 2009 Due Date
Contact DPW Environmental