NAVY - OPNAV 5090.1C
(N45) ENVIRONMENTAL READINESS PROGRAM MANUAL
|Publication Date:||30 October 2007|
a. To discuss requirements, delineate responsibilities, and
issue policy for the management of the environment, natural
b. This is a significant revision to the Environmental and Natural Resources Program Manual. The manual should be reviewed in its entirety.
Scope and Applicability
a. The Navy is committed to operating successfully in a manner compatible with the environment. The mission of the Navy's Environmental Readiness Progarm is to ensure the ability of United States Navy forces to effectively operate world-wide in an environmentally responsible manner, both ashore and afloat. Navy, joint and combined oeprations and training must be planned and executed to fully meet operational readiness requirements and Navy environmental objectives. In order to ensure that the Navy can prepare, train and operate as required, personnel must be aware of the environmental requirements established by Federal, State and local laws and regulations; Executive Orders (EO); and Department of Defense (DoD) and Navy policy. National defense and environmental protection are, and must continue to be, compatible goals. Achievement of these goals requires the leadership and personal commitment of military and civilian personnel throughout the Navy chain of command.
b. The number of environmental implementing regulations has increased in recent years, and these regulations are in a continuous state of change. This instruction discusses Federal laws and regulations, DoD and Navy policies applicable to Navy installations, organizations and platforms. In addition, shore activity personnel should be aware of and comply with the additional requirements imposed by State and local governments. This instruction also addresses procedures by which ships will be made aware of the applicable State and local requirements for U.S. port in which they may be morred.
c. Summary of Changes
(1) This instruction has been revised to describe changes in Federal environmental legislation and reguations, as well as DoD and Navy policy, which have taken place since the issuance of OPNAVINST 5090.1B in November 1994. It also describes command responsiblities for environmental management and updated funding procedures.
(2) Two additional chapters have been added to the instruction. The previous Chapter 1 has been divided into two chapters, and a new chapter has been added covering the Munitions Response Program. In addition, the chapters have been realigned and renumbered to improve the flow of the instruction.