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Title: Environmental Compliance Officer Training


1
Welcome!
  • Environmental Compliance Officer Training

2
Lesson 1
  • Course Overview and Introduction

3
Lesson 1 Objectives
  • Understand the purpose and goals of the course.
  • Understand the importance of environmental
    protection.
  • Obtain the KSARNG environmental management team
    contact information.
  • Understand the channels for environmental advice
    and coordination.
  • Know the responsibilities of being an
    Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO).

4
The Army Strategy for the Environment
  • Sustain the Mission Secure the Future
  • We must strive to become systems thinkers if we
    are to benefit from the interrelationships of the
    triple bottom line of sustainability mission,
    environment, and community.
  • -Peter J. Schoomaker, General, US Army, Chief of
    Staff

5
Purpose and Goals of the ECO Course
  • Reinforce environmental stewardship among the
    soldiers of the KSARNG.
  • Basic familiarization with environmental laws and
    how to comply with them.
  • Provide procedures for hazardous material and
    hazardous waste storage and management.
  • Explain KSARNG environmental procedures.

6
What is Sustainability?
  • A sustainable Army simultaneously meets current
    as well as future mission requirements worldwide,
    safeguards human health, improves quality of
    life, and enhances the natural environment.
  • (Army Strategy for the Environment, 2004)

7
Sustainability is about Balance
8
KSARNG Environmental Management Policy
  • The KSARNG operates to preserve and protect the
    environment through pollution prevention,
    continual improvement of our operations, and
    compliance with environmental regulations and
    other applicable requirements.
  • -BG Jonathan Small, Assistant Adjutant
    General-Army
  • 11 September 2004

9
KSARNG Environmental Program Vision
  • Through environmental management, we will sustain
    readiness, improve our soldiers quality of life,
    strengthen community relationships, and provide
    sound stewardship of resources.

10
KSARNG Environmental Quality Goals
  • Leadership -- Demonstrate leadership in
    environmental protection and improvement.
  • Readiness -- Minimize adverse environmental
    impacts while maximizing readiness and strategic
    preparedness.
  • Integration -- Ensure that environmental
    stewardship is an integral part of the KSARNG
    planning and decision-making process.

11
KSARNG Environmental Quality Goals (continued)
  • Compliance -- Maintain full compliance with all
    applicable Federal, State, and local
    environmental quality laws.
  • Pollution Prevention -- Support Army programs for
    recycling and reuse of materials to conserve
    natural resources, prevent pollution, and
    minimize the generation of waste.
  • Partnership -- Pursue an active role in
    addressing environmental quality issues in our
    relationships with the communities in which we
    serve.

12
KSARNG Environmental Program
  • The KSARNG has established a proactive approach
    to environmental management.
  • Directorate of Facilities Engineering --
    Environmental Office (DOFE-E)
  • Environmental Performance System Assessment
    System (EPAS)
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Natural and Cultural Resource Management
  • Environmental Management System (eMS)
  • Environmental Review of Projects (NEPA)
  • Environmental Assistance
  • M-Day Environmental Section
  • Unit Compliance Assistance Program (UCAP)
  • Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO) Training

13
DOFE-E Areas of Responsibility
  • Programming and Budgeting
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Spill Prevention and Control
  • Environmental Training
  • Overall Compliance
  • General Guidance, including
  • Radon/Asbestos/LBP
  • Recycling
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Water Quality
  • Air Quality
  • NEPA
  • UST/AST
  • Natural Resources
  • Cultural Resources
  • Pest Management

14
Advice/Coordination Channels
TAG
ECO Bridge Between Commander and DOFE
Environmental Staff
DOFE ENVIRONMENTAL STAFF
KSARNG Unit Chain of CMD
KDHE
15
Points of Contact at DOFE-E
  • MAJ Tony Randall, Ph. D. (785) 274-1151
  • Environmental Program Manager
  • Mr. James Tubach (785)
    274-1176
  • Hazardous Waste Manager
  • Mrs. Kim Adams (785) 274-1150
  • Environmental Technical Support Specialist
  • Mr. Steve Mechels (785) 274-1152
  • EMS/NEPA Manager
  • Mr. Sam Mryyan (785) 274-1154
  • Environmental Compliance Manager

16
Priorities for FY07
  • Internal Environmental Performance Assessment
    System (I-EPAS)
  • Environmental Training
  • Environmental Program Website
  • ECO Refresher Course Development
  • Environmental Management System (eMS)
  • Historic Armory Management
  • Change in Paint/Depaint Operations at MATES/RSMS
  • Prairie Restoration Project at KSTC

17
  • The Army will integrate environmental values
    into its Mission, in order to sustain readiness,
    improve the soldiers quality of life, and
    strengthen community.
  • - General (Retired) Eric Shinseki,
    Former Army Chief of Staff

18
Strike the Balance
  • Between protecting the environment and ensuring
    unit readiness
  • How do we do it?
  • How do we protect and preserve our environment
    and train our soldiers?
  • This course will give you the basic tools for you
    and your unit to preserve the environment in
    Kansas

19
Environmental Compliance Officer
  • ECOs are required at all units, facilities, and
    activities
  • The KSARNG ECO provides compliance oversight and
    assistance for the KSARNG as a whole
  • ECOs serve as the environmental commander or
    facility manager during routine unit or facility
    operations

20
ECO Responsibilities
  • Ensuring that your unit meets all environmental
    requirements
  • Conducting unit self-assessments
  • Maintaining the results of environmental
    compliance assessments and make recommendations
    to the Commander regarding how to resolve
    findings of non-compliance

21
ECO Responsibilities
  • Ensuring hazardous materials are properly stored
    and that hazardous wastes are properly managed
  • Ensure an annual hazardous material inventory is
    completed and forwarded to local emergency
    service providers and DOFE-E as required

22
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