Environmental Compliance Assessment System (ECAS).
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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. Major Army Commands MACOMs must conduct comprehensive environmental assessments at all installations on a 4-year cycle and conduct a mid-cycle internal assessment. Because each MACOM developed a separate system, the Army mandated a unified, Army-wide assessment mechanism, which combines Federal, Department of Defense DOD, and Army environmental regulations good management practices and risk-management issues into a series of checklists that show requirements and specific items or operations to review. Each protocol lists a point of contact to help assessors review checklist items. The Worldwide Environmental Compliance Assessment System ECAS manual incorporates checklists from USEPA and from private industry. It integrates information from the Overseas Environmental Baseline Guidance Document OEBGD. Worldwide ECAS includes pertinent information from Army Regulations and DOD Directives and Instructions and cites management practices for an overall environmental review. The ECAS JAPAN supplement incorporates Japanese legislation, regulations, and suggested management practices. It was developed for use in conjunction with the Worldwide ECAS manuals USACERL SR-EC-9303 and is updated continually to address changes in Japanese laws and regulations. Environmental Compliance Assessment System ECAS, Environmental Law-Japan, Environmental Assessment
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