NOAA’s Environmental Management Environmental Management System Status at MOC February, 05
Environmental Policy MOC will conduct their activities in an environmentally responsible manner. • Through our commitment to environmental compliance and pollution prevention we will: • Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and EOs; • Safeguard the community and the natural environment; and • Maintain a safe and healthful workplace. • Accomplished via: • Implementation of an EMS; • Efficient management structure • Reinforces performance evaluations; • Individual accountability; and • Continual improvement.
EMS – the system is working • EMS system at MOP • Planning– What are the environmental impacts of our activities. What are the legal and other requirements associated with these impacts? • Implementation– Manage these impacts • Oversight – Monitor, measure and assess conformance to planning and implementation requirements • Senior Mgmt Review– Ensure mgmt is aware of mgmt system’s ability to meet policy. • Improvements • Website developed • Meet goals and objectives – continuous improvement • Complete system integration for vessels • System expanding to include MOA
EMS – what MOC activities are already identified and management implemented? • Administration • Electronics • Facilities • Health Services • Janitorial • Marine Engineering • Vessels (operational controls not complete)
EMS –the results can be seen • Compliance Assurance Program • Identification of legal/other requirements • Environmental Management Program • Operational controls • Environmental Training Program • Training identification, scheduling, instruction • Pollution Prevention Program • Continuous improvements • Environmental Performance Program • Assessments • Environmental Stewardship Program • External communication on environmental performance Compliance to EO 13148, DOC EMS Requirements
EMS – key dates and status • MOP - Annual EMS Training, Internal Audit and Self Declaration - March & April, 05 • MOA - Complete incorporation of facility into overall MOC EMS – Feb, 05
EMS – is ongoing • GOOD MANAGEMENT • SAVES RESOURCES • SUPPORTS NOAA’S OVERALL MISSION • IMPLEMENTS EO, DOC REQUIREMENTS • PROVIDES STRUCTURE TO INTEGRATE OTHER NOAA/MOC OBJECTIVES • HEALTH AND SAFETY Thank You