Accession Number : ADA323889

Title :   A Report by the Council of The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. Annual Report to Congress.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. for FY96.

Corporate Author : DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING ARLINGTON VA STRATEGIC E NVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

PDF Url : ADA323889

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 328

Abstract : DoD environmental concerns may be divided into two broad categories: (1) those which impact training, logistics, and combat operations; and (2) those which have cost impacts on the supporting infrastructure. In either case, these concerns can have negative impacts on the Department's ability to perform its primary mission of maintaining military readiness for national defense. SERDP strives to minimize or eliminate major negative impacts of environmental concerns or requirements on DoD's ability to conduct this mission. Current DoD costs of environmental compliance, cleanup, and conservation are significant. Development and application of innovative environmental technologies will reduce costs, environmental risks, and/or time required to resolve environmental problems in these areas while simultaneously enhancing safety and health. Equally important, the development and application of innovative pollution prevention technologies serves to reduce or eliminate waste problems before they occur. Thus, SERDP is improving mission readiness through environmental research by: Accelerating cost effective cleanup of contaminated Defense sites; Facilitating full compliance with environmental laws and regulations at reduced cost; Enhancing training, testing, and operational readiness through prudent land management and conservation measures; and Reducing or eliminating Defense industrial waste streams through aggressive pollution prevention.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MISSIONS, LOGISTICS, MILITARY TRAINING, CONSERVATION, CONTAMINATION, HAZARDOUS WASTES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, LAND USE, REGULATIONS, POLLUTION, PREVENTION, CHEMICAL CLEANING, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE