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Environmental Management Systems A Postal Service Strategy May 16, 2006 CHARLES VIDICH Manager, Environmental Compliance US POSTAL SERVICE, NORTHEAST AREA Drivers Priorities Environmental Management Systems Functions of Management The Environmental Compliance Master Plan Summary

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Environmental Management Systems

A Postal Service Strategy

May 16, 2006

CHARLES VIDICH

Manager, Environmental Compliance

US POSTAL SERVICE, NORTHEAST AREA

agenda
Drivers

Priorities

Environmental Management Systems

Functions of Management

The Environmental Compliance Master Plan

Summary

Agenda
drivers for environmental programs
Major Changes Impacting USPS Operations

Anthrax Attacks of 2001

Continuing instability of the Population

Centralized Procurement for Waste Removal

Fiscal Impacts from Fuel Dependent Activities

The Elusive Search for Green Products

Drivers for Environmental Programs
priorities a usps perspective
Environmental issues in the Postal Service

Recycling of Undeliverable Standard Mail

Hazardous Waste Reduction Programs

Emergency Preparedness Planning

Tank Management programs – ASTs and USTs

Universal Waste Management

Priorities – A USPS Perspective
an environmental mgt system strategy
The EMS Challenge for High Risk Facilities within the USPS:

Standardized, Simplified and Systematic Controls within a Hierarchical Chain of Command Governmental Organization

An Environmental Mgt System Strategy
what drives a mgt systems strategy
What Do You Think Are the Drivers?

ISO 14001

Presidential Executive Order 13148

EPA’s CEMP Principles

Business Based Strategies

Compliance Based Strategies

Results Oriented Strategies

What Drives A Mgt Systems Strategy?
why are master plans necessary
Simple, Systematic & Standardized Compliance Strategy

Covers all Applicable Laws & Regulations

“Everything You Need to Know to Comply”

Reduce Organizational Financial Liability

Focuses on “Resource Efficiency” Business Strategy

Establishes Resource Allocation Plan

Addresses Human Resource & Financial Requirements

Why are Master Plans Necessary?
the ems hierarchy
The EMS Hierarchy
  • Common Vision
  • Shared EMS System
  • Consistency with Plan
  • Customer Based

AREA

HQ

DIST.

Facility Level EMS

functions of management

Programs

Planning

Measurement

Accountability

Staffing

Functions of Management
plan is management system foundation
Planning - Fundamental Element of Management

Environmental Compliance Master Planning©

Master Plan - Created in 1993

53 Plants and Vehicle Maintenance Facilities Covered

Fielded Tested by EPA Auditors(1994-1997)

Third Round of Updates to Master Plan (2005-2006)

Postmaster Guidebooks Created in 1995

3,200 Post Offices Covered

Third Round of Updates to Guidebooks (2005-2006)

Addresses EMS Principles for Retail Facilities

Plan is Management System Foundation
standardization vs customization

CUSTOMIZE

STANDARDIZE

Standardization Vs. Customization

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

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Environmental Management Review

Environmental Compliance Audit

Chemical Inventory

Waste Characterization Analysis

CERCLA Inventory

Regulatory Review

P2 Opportunity Assessment

Air Emission Inventory

Vehicle Washing Inventory

Stormwater Discharge Analysis

Tank Inventory

Asbestos Survey

Contractor Safety Hazard Analysis

Assess Compliance Exposure & Impacts

key elements of the master plan

Environmental Mgmt Systems Plan

Contingency & SPCC Plan

Quality Assurance Review Plan

Waste Characterization Plan

Hazardous Waste Management Plan

Manifest System Plan

Waste Minimization Plan

Waste Water Management Plan

Air Management Plan

Tank Management Plan

Stormwater Management Plan

Asbestos Management Plan

Contractor Health & Safety Plans

Training Plan

Inspection Plan

Key Elements of the Master Plan
what does the master plan accomplish
What Does the Master Plan Accomplish ?
  • Establishes A Step by Step Management Program
  • Defines Required Teams
  • Defines Required & Recommended Training
  • Defines Required & Recommended Inspections & Corrective Actions
  • Establishes Measurement System
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Env. Mgmt System Audit

Contractors & USPS

Comprehensive Audit

Contractors

Target Audit

USPS

Inspections

USPS

Environmental Stewardship

environmental mgt system summary
Environmental Mgt System Summary

EMS Planning Helps

  • Focus on Applicable Laws & Regulations
  • Commit Agency to Standardized Approach to Environmental Management
  • Prioritize Scarce Resources