NAVY - OPNAV M-5090.1
ENVIRONMENTAL READINESS PROGRAM MANUAL
|Publication Date:||10 January 2014|
a. Environmental readiness encompasses all aspects of environmental compliance, planning, conservation, cultural resources, and restoration. The mission of Navy's environmental readiness program is to ensure the ability of United States Navy forces to effectively operate worldwide in an environmentally responsible manner, both ashore and at sea. The environmental readiness program provides Navy commanders; operators; design agents and life-cycle managers; installation managers; Navy Military and civilian employees; and government contractors with comprehensive and effective policy guidance, tools, and training to support operational readiness and sustainability, in compliance with environmental laws, regulations, and executive orders (E.O.s), across the Navy enterprise.
b. This manual identifies and is consistent with applicable Federal, State, and local environmental laws, statutes, regulations; E.O.s; Department of the Navy (DON) regulations, requirements, and instructions; and Department of Defense (DoD) directives, instructions, and other issuances. It directs commands, when and where appropriate, to consult the applicable DoD final governing standards (FGS) for host nation-specific criteria, or the Overseas Environmental Baseline Guidance Document (OEBGD) when host nation-specific FGS have not been developed (see chapter 34 (Overseas Environmental Compliance Ashore)). It also establishes and provides Navy implementing policy guidance for managing and complying with these requirements and assigns responsibility for their planning and execution. Directives set forth in this manual should be read in a manner consistent with higher guidance. All subsequent Navy environmental readiness program related instructions, manuals, guidance, and directives derived from this manual shall be aligned with the direction set forth herein.