Accession Number : ADA323805

Title :   Environmental Compliance Assessment System (ECAS) Republic of Korea.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Krooks, David A.

PDF Url : ADA323805

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 703

Abstract : The number of environmental laws and regulations continues to grow in the United States and throughout the world, making compliance with regulations increasingly more complex. Environmental assessments have become a way to evaluate compliance with applicable environmental regulations. The U.S. Army has adopted a compliance program that identifies compliance problems before they are cited as violations of regulatory or other standards. Beginning in 1985, Major Army Commands (MACOMs) were required to conduct comprehensive environmental assessments at all installations using one unified, Army-wide assessment mechanism. The system combines relevant environmental regulations, other guidance, and good management practices into a series of checklists that detail both legal/regulatory requirements and specific items or operations to review. The ECAS manual for Korea integrates information from the Environmental Governing Standards published by Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Korea in October 1996, relevant Department of Defense (DOD) documents, and Army regulations with good management practices. The manual will be updated to address new environmental compliance issues.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *ARMY OPERATIONS, *LAW ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES, ARMY RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT, INSTALLATION, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, KOREA, REGULATIONS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, SOUTH KOREA, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE