Accession Number : ADA271226


Title :   Environmental Compliance Assessment System (ECAS)


Descriptive Note : Draft rept.,


Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL


Personal Author(s) : Schell, Donna J ; Beckler, Tina M


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a271226.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 1057


Abstract : In response to the growing number of environmental laws and regulations worldwide, the U.S. Army has adopted an environmental compliance program that identifies compliance problems before they are cited as violations by the U.S. Army Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Beginning in 1985, Major Army Commands (MACOMs) were required to conduct comprehensive environmental assessments at all installations on a 4-year cycle. The installations must also conduct a mid-cycle internal assessment. Because each MACOM was developing a separate assessment system, the Army mandated, through Army Regulation 200-1, one unified Army-wide assessment mechanism. The resulting system combines Federal, Department of Defense (DOD), and Army environmental regulations, along with good management practices and risk-management information, into a series of checklists that show (1) legal requirements and (2) which specific items or operations to review. Each assessment protocol lists a point of contact to help assessors review the checklist items as effectively as possible. The Environmental Compliance Assessment System (ECAS) manual incorporates existing checklists from USEPA and private industry. The system has been tested at several Army installations. The manual is updated continually to address new environmental compliance laws and regulations.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , *REGULATIONS , REQUIREMENTS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MANAGEMENT , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , ARMY FACILITIES , INTERNAL


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE