Environmental Compliance in the United States
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (a)) and the guidance in DoDD 4715.1E (Reference (b)), this instruction:
a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 4715.6 (Reference (c)) to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures for achieving and maintaining environmental compliance in the United States.
b. Designates DoD Components as lead agents to provide management of key DoD environmental issues.
c. Authorizes the publication of issuances to support the DoD environmental compliance program in accordance with the guidance in DoDI 5025.01, DoDI 4715.27, and DoD Manual 4715.06 (References (d), (e), and (f)).
APPLICABILITY. This instruction:
a. Applies to:
(1) OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").
(2) All DoD operations, activities, and military installations in the United States, including government-owned, contractor-operated facilities, that are subject to environmental compliance laws including, but not limited to, requirements of: