Accession Number : ADA279565


Title :   Environmental Compliance Assessment System (ECAS) - Oregon Supplement


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


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


Personal Author(s) : O'Rourke, Carolyn ; Gifford, Lisa A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a279565.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 359


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. 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 legal requirements and 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 Oregon Supplement was developed to be used in conjunction with the U.S. ECAS manual, using existing Oregon state environmental legislation and regulations as well as suggested management practices.


Descriptors :   *POLLUTION ABATEMENT , *INSTALLATION RESTORATION , *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , AIR POLLUTION , MONITORING , NATURAL RESOURCES , ARMY FACILITIES , GROUND WATER , SURFACE WATERS , VISIBILITY , ORGANIC COMPOUNDS , CHEMICAL DETECTION , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , WATER WELLS , LEGISLATION , INCINERATORS , SOLID WASTES , PUBLIC HEALTH , WATER QUALITY , CULTURAL RESOURCES , OREGON , PESTICIDES , CONTAMINANTS , PARTICULATES , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , SOIL POLLUTION , WASTE DISPOSAL , HAZARDOUS WASTES , ASBESTOS


Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control
      Noise Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Pesticides Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE