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Welcome!

Environmental Compliance
Officer Training

Lesson 1

Course Overview and
Introduction

Lesson 1: Objectives


Understand the purpose and goals of the
course.


Understand the importance of
environmental protection.


Obtain the KSARNG environmental
management team contact information.


Understand the channels for
environmental advice and coordination.


Know the responsibilities of being an
Environmental Compliance Officer
(ECO).

The Army Strategy for the
Environment:

“Sustain the Mission


Secure the Future”


We must strive to become systems thinkers if we are
to benefit from the interrelationships of the triple
bottom line of sustainability: mission, environment,
and community.”

-
Peter J. Schoomaker, General, US Army, Chief of Staff

Purpose and Goals of the ECO
Course


Reinforce environmental stewardship

among the soldiers of the KSARNG.


Basic familiarization with environmental
laws and how to comply with them.


Provide procedures for hazardous
material and hazardous waste storage
and management.


Explain KSARNG environmental
procedures.

What is “Sustainability”?


“A sustainable Army simultaneously meets
current as well as future mission
requirements worldwide, safeguards human
health, improves quality of life, and
enhances the natural environment.”


(Army Strategy for the Environment, 2004)

Sustainability is about Balance

KSARNG Environmental
Management Policy

“The KSARNG operates to preserve and
protect the environment through pollution
prevention, continual improvement of our
operations, and compliance with
environmental regulations and other
applicable requirements.”



-
BG Jonathan Small, Assistant Adjutant General
-
Army

11 September 2004

KSARNG Environmental
Program Vision

Through environmental management,
we will sustain readiness, improve our
soldiers quality of life, strengthen
community relationships, and provide
sound stewardship of resources.

KSARNG Environmental Quality
Goals


Leadership
--

Demonstrate leadership in
environmental protection and improvement.



Readiness
--

Minimize adverse environmental
impacts while maximizing readiness and strategic
preparedness.



Integration
--

Ensure that environmental
stewardship is an integral part of the KSARNG
planning and decision
-
making process.


KSARNG Environmental Quality
Goals (continued)


Compliance
--

Maintain full compliance with all
applicable Federal, State, and local
environmental quality laws.



Pollution Prevention
--

Support Army programs
for recycling and reuse of materials to conserve
natural resources, prevent pollution, and
minimize the generation of waste.




Partnership
--

Pursue an active role in
addressing environmental quality issues in our
relationships with the communities in which we
serve.

KSARNG Environmental Program

The KSARNG has established a proactive
approach to environmental management.



Directorate of Facilities Engineering
--

Environmental
Office (DOFE
-
E)


Environmental Performance System Assessment
System (EPAS)


Hazardous Waste Management


Natural and Cultural Resource Management


Environmental Management System (eMS)


Environmental Review of Projects (NEPA)


Environmental Assistance



M
-
Day Environmental Section


Unit Compliance Assistance Program (UCAP)


Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO) Training


DOFE
-
E Areas of Responsibility


Hazardous Waste


Pollution Prevention


Water Quality


Air Quality


NEPA


UST/AST


Natural Resources


Cultural Resources


Pest Management


Programming and
Budgeting


Solid Waste
Management


Spill Prevention and
Control


Environmental Training


Overall Compliance


General Guidance,
including:


Radon/Asbestos/LBP


Recycling


Hazardous Materials

Advice/Coordination Channels

TAG

DOFE

ENVIRONMENTAL

STAFF

ECO

Bridge Between
Commander

and DOFE
Environmental
Staff

KSARNG Unit

Chain of CMD

KDHE

Points of Contact at DOFE
-
E


MAJ Tony Randall, Ph. D.



(785) 274
-
1151


Environmental Program Manager



Mr. James Tubach

(785) 274
-
1176


Hazardous Waste Manager



Mrs. Kim Adams



(785) 274
-
1150


Environmental Technical Support Specialist



Mr. Steve Mechels




(785) 274
-
1152


EMS/NEPA Manager



Mr. Sam Mryyan




(785) 274
-
1154


Environmental Compliance Manager



Priorities for FY07


Internal Environmental Performance
Assessment System (I
-
EPAS)


Environmental Training


Environmental Program Website


ECO Refresher Course Development


Environmental Management System
(eMS)


Historic Armory Management


Change in Paint/Depaint Operations at
MATES/RSMS


Prairie Restoration Project at KSTC


“The Army will integrate environmental
values into its Mission, in order to
sustain readiness, improve the soldiers
quality of life, and strengthen
community.”




-

General (Retired) Eric Shinseki,




Former Army Chief of Staff

Strike the Balance


Between protecting the environment and
ensuring unit readiness


How do we do it?


How do we protect and preserve our
environment and train our soldiers?


This course will give you the basic tools for you
and your unit to preserve the environment in
Kansas

Environmental Compliance Officer


ECOs are required at all units, facilities,
and activities


The KSARNG ECO provides compliance
oversight and assistance for the
KSARNG as a whole


ECOs serve as the environmental
commander or facility manager during
routine unit or facility operations

ECO Responsibilities


Ensuring that your unit
meets all environmental
requirements


Conducting unit self
-
assessments


Maintaining the results of
environmental compliance
assessments and make
recommendations to the
Commander regarding
how to resolve findings of
non
-
compliance

ECO Responsibilities


Ensuring hazardous materials are properly
stored and that hazardous wastes are
properly managed


Ensure an annual hazardous material
inventory is completed and forwarded to
local emergency service providers and
DOFE
-
E as required

Questions?