Accession Number:

ADA275547

Title:

Worldwide Environmental Compliance Assessment and Management System Program (ECAMP)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

303.0

Abstract:

In response to the growing number of environmental laws and regulations worldwide, the Air Force 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 1984, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories, in cooperation with the Air Force Engineering and Services Center, began research on ECAMP. Federal, Department of Defense DOD, and Air Force environmental regulations, along with documentation of good management practices and risk-management information, were integrated into a series of checklists that show 1 legal requirements and 2 which specific items or operations to review. Assessment protocols list a point of contact to help assessors review the checklists quickly and effectively. The Worldwide ECAMP incorporates existing checklists from the USEPA and private industry. It also integrates the Overseas Environmental Baseline Guidance Document OEBGD. published by the DOD in October 1992. Additionally, Worldwide ECAMP includes pertinent information from Air Force Regulations, DOD Directives and Instructions, and cited good management practices for an overall environmental review. The Turkey manual supplements Worldwide ECAMP using existing Turkish laws and regulations, and suggested management practices. The program was tested at Incirlik and Pirinclik Air Force Bases, Turkey in May 1993.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE