EMS Awareness. Environmental Management System (EMS) Umbrella of the Environmental Program. Reasons for EMS in the U.S. Army. Executive Order 13423
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Environmental Management System (EMS)
Umbrella of the Environmental Program
Executive Order 13423
“Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management” signed by President George W. Bush in Jan 2007, requires all U.S. government organizations to implement an EMS
Executive Order 13514
“Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance”signed by President Obama on Oct 05, 2009. It expands upon the energy reduction and environmental performance requirements of EO 13423.
Soldiers, US and Local Employees, Tenants, Activities, Contractors, Products and Services
Coordinated approach (umbrella)
Ensures that all employees are properly trained and know environmental impacts of their activities
Reduces negative impacts on environment
Increases compliance with environmental laws
Proactive vs. reactive
Reduces environmental risks
Supports the mission
Enhances image with the public
4.3 - Planning
4.3.2Legal & other requirements
4.3.3Objectives & targets (EnvMgm Programs)
4.2 – Policy(Garrison Cdr Letter)
4.6 Management Review
4.4 - Implementation & Responsibility
4.4.1Structure and responsibility
4.4.2Training, awareness and competence
4.4.7Emergency preparedness & response
4.5 - Checking & Corrective Action
4.5.1 Monitoring and measurement
4.5.3 corrective/preventive action
4.5.5 EMS audit
Signed by the Commanders of USAG Bavaria on 17 December 2013); command policy letter no. 19 available at the Garrison home page http://www.grafenwoehr.army.mil/policies.asp
=> Provide for future generations !
Identify environmental aspects and impacts
Establish and maintain measurable objectives and targets.
Reduce asbestos in buildings
Reduce energy consumption
Implement Green Procurement Program (GPP)
Example – Use of Energy
Objective=> Reduce energy Consumption
Method => Analyze data
=> Set quantitative targets
=> Initiate projects (e.g. photovoltaic)
=> Change habits (train employees)
Example Energy Reduction
Training and Policies - Awareness(e.g. computer shut-off policy)
Records & documentation (energy database)
Plans & environmental programs (install meters, install technical innovations, photovoltaic)
EMS in daily operations
Audits (Internal and External EPAS)
- Present results to management
… do oil changes in designated areas only…
…place used batteries in labeled containers..
… turn off lights when not needed ..
don’t forget to recycle…
Dispose of electronic scrap separately!
Each auditee may expect the following questions:
Further questions depending on type/severity of environmental impact:
Questions? Call Caecilia Meier (DSN 475-6602) or Elisabeth Prem (DSN 476-2932)
Please give EMS awareness training to your staff and keep this sign-in sheet in your environmental handbook!
Date: _____________________ Training given by:___________________________________
POC is the EMS coordinator for the USAG Bavaria
EMS coordinator Manfred RieckTel.: DSN 475 – 7209
Alternate Elisabeth PremTel.: DSN 476 – 2932
EMS Assistant – Caecilia MeierTel.: DSN 475 – 6602
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