Environmental Management Systems
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (a)), this Instruction:
a. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for achieving conformance with Environmental Management Systems (EMS) pursuant to Executive Order 13423 (Reference (b)), Council on Environmental Quality Instructions (Reference (c)), and page 33504 of Volume 72, No. 116, Federal Register (Reference (d)).
b. Incorporates and cancels Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ADUSD(ESOH)) Memorandum (Reference (e)), Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environment Memorandum (Reference (f)), and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) Memorandum (Reference (g)).
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction:
a. Applies to 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 in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
b. Applies to all DoD appropriate facilities and/or organizations worldwide, including installations; Government-owned, contractor-operated facilities; and DoD Components that are a host of or tenant on any DoD appropriate facility. c. Does not apply to the operations of U.S. military vessels or aircraft, or to off-installation operational and training deployments. Off-installation operational deployments include cases of hostilities, contingency operations in hazardous areas, and when U.S. forces are operating as part of a multi-national force not under full control of the United States. Such excepted operations and deployments shall be conducted in accordance with applicable international agreements, other DoDDs and DoD Instructions (DoDIs), and environmental annexes incorporated into operation plans or operation orders.