DODD 4715.06 CE-01
Environmental Compliance in the United States
|Publication Date:||27 October 2017|
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)).
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:
(a) Sections 7401-7671(q) of Title 42, United States Code (U.S.C.), also known as the Clean Air Act and referred to in this instruction as the "CAA" (Reference (g)).
(b) Sections 1251-1387 of Title 33, U.S.C., also known as the Clean Water Act and referred to in this instruction as the "CWA" (Reference (h)).
(c) Sections 300f-300j-26 of Reference (g), also known as the Safe Drinking Water Act and referred to in this instruction as the "SDWA."
(d) Sections 6901-6992(k) of Reference (g), also known as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and referred to in this instruction as the "RCRA."
(e) Sections 2601-2692 of Title 15, U.S.C., also known as the "Toxic Substances Control Act" (Reference (i)).
b. Does not apply to:
(1) Environmental compliance outside the United States. In the case of enduring installations, this is addressed in DoDI 4715.05 (Reference (j)).
(2) With the exception of the requirements in References (e) and (f), the operations of U.S. military vessels and aircraft, at-sea training and testing activities, and off-installation operational and training deployments. Such excepted operations, deployments, and training and testing activities will be conducted in accordance with other DoD issuances and environmental compliance requirements incorporated into environmental management annexes (e.g., Joint Publication 4-04 (Reference (k))) and with all federal and State permits, consultation, and other applicable environmental requirements.
(3) The civil works function of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
(4) Facilities and activities associated with the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program in accordance with Executive Order (E.O.) 12344 (Reference (l)) and section 7158 of Reference (g).