ASSESSMENT OF SIGNIFICANT LONG-TERM HEALTH RISKS FROM PAST ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES ON MILITARY INSTALLATIONS
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
Purpose: Pursuant to Section 313 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 and in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01, and guidance in DoDD 4715.1E, this issuance establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and establishes procedures for assessing significant long-term health risks from past environmental exposures to military personnel and civilian individuals from living or working on military installations. When and under what circumstances public health assessments are to be requested from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in connection with environmental contamination at military installations and tracking and documenting the status and nature of responses to the findings and recommendations of such assessments are addressed in other DoD issuances and in separate guidance.
APPLICABILITY. This issuance:
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 issuance as the "DoD Components").
(2) Military installations.
b. Does not apply to:
(1) A current exposure, e.g., an occupational exposure, that is covered by DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6055.05 or DoDI 6490.03.
(2) Facilities not owned, managed, or leased by a DoD Component, including host nation, combined, and leased facilities, where DoD does not control the management of infrastructure or resources.
(3) Environmental restoration activities undertaken by a DoD Component within the United States in accordance with DoDI 4715.07.
(4) Environmental corrective actions undertaken to comply with the requirements in DoDIs 4715.05 and 4715.06.