Accession Number : ADA313678

Title :   Environmental Compliance Assessment and Management Program (ECAMP) Japan ECAMP.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Krooks, David A.

PDF Url : ADA313678

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 724

Abstract : The number of environmental laws and regulations continues to grow in the United States and worldwide, making compliance with regulations increasingly difficult. Environmental assessments became a way to evaluate compliance with current environmental regulations. The Air Force has adopted a compliance program that identifies problems before they are cited as violations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Beginning in 1984, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL), in cooperation with the Air Force Engineering and Services Center, began research on the Environmental Compliance Assessment and Management Program (ECAMP). The concept was to combine Federal, Department of Defense (DOD), and Air Force environmental regulations with good management practices and risk management issues into a series of checklists that show legal requirements and which specific items or operations to review. Each assessment protocol lists a point of contact to help assessors review the checklists as effectively as possible. The Environmental Compliance Assessment and Management Program: Japan ECAMP is based on the Final Governing Standards for Japan, published by U.S. Forces-Japan in January 1995. Japan ECAMP includes pertinent information from Air Force instructions, DOD directives and instructions, and cited good management practices. The manual is updated continually to address new laws and regulations.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *MANUALS, AIR FORCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, WASTE WATER, HEALTH, NATURAL RESOURCES, JAPAN, SAFETY, TOXIC AGENTS, AIR QUALITY, HAZARDOUS WASTES, STORAGE TANKS, CULTURAL RESOURCES, WATER QUALITY, SOLID WASTES, DIRECTIVES, REGULATIONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, PESTICIDES, FEDERAL LAW, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, MILITARY ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE