Accession Number : ADA275549

Title :   Environmental Compliance Assessment System (ECAS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Krooks, David A. ; Hurt, Tina M.

Report Date : DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 226

Abstract : The U.S. Army has adopted an environmental compliance program that identifies compliance problems before they are cited as violations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Major Army Commands (MACOMs) must conduct comprehensive environmental assessments at all installations on a 4-year cycle and conduct a mid-cycle internal assessment. Because each MACOM developed a separate system, the Army mandated a unified, Army-wide assessment mechanism, which combines Federal, Department of Defense (DOD), and Army environmental regulations; good management practices; and risk-management issues into a series of checklists that show requirements and specific items or operations to review. Each protocol lists a point of contact to help assessors review checklist items. The Worldwide Environmental Compliance Assessment System (ECAS) manual incorporates checklists from USEPA and from private industry. It integrates information from the Overseas Environmental Baseline Guidance Document (OEBGD). Worldwide ECAS includes pertinent information from Army Regulations and DOD Directives and Instructions and cites management practices for an overall environmental review. The ECAS JAPAN supplement incorporates Japanese legislation, regulations, and suggested management practices. It was developed for use in conjunction with the Worldwide ECAS manuals (USACERL SR-EC-93/03) and is updated continually to address changes in Japanese laws and regulations. Environmental Compliance Assessment System (ECAS), Environmental Law-Japan, Environmental Assessment

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *MANAGEMENT, *REGULATIONS, *REQUIREMENTS, *INSTRUCTION MANUALS, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, ARMY, CYCLES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DOCUMENTS, GUIDANCE, INDUSTRIES, INSTRUCTIONS, INTERNAL, JAPAN, LEGISLATION, OPERATION, OVERSEAS, PROTECTION, RISK, CONSTRUCTION, FEDERAL LAW, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety
      Information Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE