Environmental, Safety, and
Regulations - The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the
basic charter for protection of the environment. It establishes policy,
sets goals and provides means for carrying out environmental policy.
||1.1 A plan of action and milestones is
developed to identify significant program events to ensure NEPA or EO
These may include:
tests utilizing test ranges.
- Contracting for production.
Planning basing or home porting locations.
- Planning new facilities to
support the system.
1.2 NEPA decisions results in one or
more of the following:
- Categorical Exclusion (CATEX).
- Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based upon
- Record of Decision
(ROD) based upon an
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Specific impact assessments should include:
- Clean Water Act.
- NPDES Permits,
Marine Mammal Protection Act.
- Clean Air Act.
- Air permits.
- National Emissions Standards for
Air Pollutants (NESHAPS).
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
- Resource Conservation
and Recovery Act.
- Endangered Species Act.
|2. Safety and Health -
program identifies and evaluates system safety and health hazards, defines
risk levels and manages the probability and severity of all hazards
associated with development, use and disposal of the system.
abatement is compliant with all Federal and state
2.2 Material toxicity is compliant
with all Federal and state standards.
2.3 Personnel protective equipment is
compliant with all Federal
and state standards.
|3. Hazardous Material Management
Program - ensures that appropriate consideration is given to
eliminating and reducing the use of hazardous materials.
|3.1 Hazardous materials prohibited in
the weapon system design due to operation, maintenance and disposal
costs associated with the
use of such materials
have been identified.
3.2 Hazardous materials whose use
cannot be avoided have been documented and communicated to the user
and support installations. This includes an inventory of materials
the weapon system during production and those materials
required for maintenance.
3.3 The program has a plan for
tracking, storing, handling and
disposing of hazardous
Hazardous material findings and determinations are incorporated
into the training program as
|4. Pollution Prevention
Program - minimizes environmental impacts and the life-cycle
costs associated with environmental compliance.
||4.1 The pollution prevention program
should identify impacts of the system on the environment, wastes released
to the environment
and associated source
program has a plan to recycle or dispose of system replaceable
and disposable components, such as metals, plastics,
electronic components, oils,
coolants and refrigerants during system life and end of service life.