Accession Number:

ADA243586

Title:

Achieving Environmental Compliance. Volume 1. Measuring Environmental Compliance

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense, like all Federal agencies, must comply with Federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations. However, achieving environmental compliance has proved an elusive goal for DoD. The number of notices of violation of the four major environmental laws issued to the DoD by Federal, state, and local environmental regulators increased from about 140 in FY83, to 626in FY89, the last year for which violations have yet been counted. All of those violations were the result of current environmental practices, not citations for cleanups from past practices. While the recent number of notices of violation - approximately 1.5 notices per major U.S. installation--is roughly comparable to private industry performance, the increase in the number of notices of violation is unacceptable. It not only runs counter to the Secretary of Defenses commitment to make DoD the leader among Federal agencies in environmental compliance but also increases the exposure of DoD personnel to potential legal liabilities and lowers the Departments standing in the eyes of the public.

Subject Categories:

  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE