ARMY - AR 200-1
Environmental Protection and Enhancement
|Publication Date:||13 December 2007|
This regulation addresses environmental responsibilities of all Army organizations and agencies. Specifically, this regulation applies to-
(a) Active Army, Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and United States Army Reserve.
(b) Tenants, contractors, and lessees performing functions on real property under jurisdiction of the Department of the Army (for example, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) , Defense Commissary Agency (DECA)).
(c) Activities and operations under the purview of the Army even when performed off of installations.
(d) Formerly used defense sites (FUDS) and other excess properties managed by the Army. As used throughout this regulation, the term Army National Guard includes the Army National Guard of the United States.
Installations and facilities in foreign countries will comply with requirements of this regulation that specifically prescribe overseas requirements.
Contracts to operate Government-owned facilities will reference this regulation and will designate by specific citation the applicable provisions.
This regulation implements Federal, State, and local environmental laws and DOD policies for preserving, protecting, conserving, and restoring the quality of the environment. This regulation should be used in conjunction with 32 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 651 (32 CFR 651), which provides Army policy on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 USC 4321-4347) requirements, and supplemental program guidance, which the proponent of this regulation may issue as needed to assure that programs remain current. Environmental stewardship includes, but is not limited to-
(1) Environmental components of installation sustainability.
(2) Environmental support to the Army training and testing mission.
(3) Environmental support during deployments and contingency operations on and off the installation, and operations at Army facilities that are not officially designated as installations.
(4) Compliance-related Cleanup (CC) Program.
(5) Army Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP).
(6) Formerly used defense sites (FUDS).
(7) Defense and State Memoranda of Agreement/Cooperativ
(8) Pollution prevention.
(9) Compliance with environmental legal mandates.
(10) Natural resources.
(11) Cultural resources.
(12) Environmental protection aspects of pest management.
(13) Environmental training for military and civilian personnel.
(14) Base realignment and closure (BRAC) environmental program.
(15) NEPA requirements.
(16) Operational noise.
(17) Environmental quality technology (EQT).
(18) Environmental Legislative/Regulato
(19) Environmental reporting and information management.
(20) Environmental considerations in real estate and materiel acquisition programs.
This regulation defines the framework for the Army Environmental Management System (EMS). All appropriate facilities were to have implemented a mission focused EMS by the end of calendar year (CY) 05, and must attain International Organization for Standardization standard 14001 (ISO 14001) conformance by the end of FY09. The Army EMS Commanders Guide, Army EMS Implementer's Guide, and Army EMS Aspects and Impact Methodology for Army Training Ranges provide detailed implementation guidance.
The chapters of this regulation reflect inclusion of the five interconnected EMS areas of policy, planning, implementation and operation, checking and corrective action, and management review.
(1) Policy. The Army Environmental Policy Statement reflects the Army's commitment to environmental protection and enhancement, pollution prevention, and continual improvement (chap 2).
(2) Planning and implementation. The Army will identify how its operations impact the environment. It will set objectives and targets for reducing impacts. It will identify and track applicable legal and other requirements, and will support operational effectiveness and improve program management (chap 3).
(3) Program management and operation. The Army will assign roles and responsibilities for environmental management (section II of this chap), provide required environmental training, establish procedures for communication within and outside the organization, document environmental procedures, and provide for emergency preparedness and response (chap 15).
(4) Checking and corrective action. The Army will monitor and measure its progress in achieving stated goals, objectives, and targets, and will identify and implement corrective actions (chap 16).
(5) Management review. The Army will periodically review program performance and management system implementation and ensure continual improvement (chap 17).