Environmental Compliance Assessment and Management Program (ECAMP)
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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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 combined 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 checklists as effectively as possible. 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 program was tested at several Air Force installations. The manual is updated continually to address new environmental compliance laws and regulations.
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