Accession Number : ADA320499

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

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Krooks, David A.

PDF Url : ADA320499

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 622

Abstract : The number of environmental laws and regulations continues to grow in the United States and throughout the world, 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 regulatory agencies. 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-United Kingdom ECAMP is based on the "Standards Governing Environmental Protection for U.S. Installations in the United Kingdom," published by Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Europe (HQ USAFE) in January 1994. UK ECAMP includes pertinent information from Air Force Instructions, DOD Directives and Instructions, and cited good management practices.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, REQUIREMENTS, TOXIC HAZARDS, WASTE WATER, NATURAL RESOURCES, WATER TREATMENT, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, INSTRUCTIONS, WASTE MANAGEMENT, STORAGE TANKS, CULTURAL RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, REGULATIONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, MILITARY ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE