The Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works' mission is to protect and enhance the JBLM environment through education, leadership and stewardship. The Environmental Division implements programs to ensure compliance with multiple environmental laws as well as clean-up of past contamination, management of current environmental hazards, pollution prevention, and conservation of natural resources.
What should you do with unwanted brake fluid, pallets, and crushed oil cans? How do you get a dig permit? What's an Environmental Operating Permit? Find all of that and more in the JBLM ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDEBOOK.
Environmental Impact Analysis
Environmental Impact Analyses (EIAs) that have been released for public disclosure, please visit the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Environmental Impact Analysis page by clicking HERE.
Hazardous Waste Management
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is the primary regulatory driver for hazardous waste (HW) management. Passed in 1976 and amended twice in the early 1980's, Congress established the following goals for RCRA:
•Protect human health and the environment from the potential dangers of waste disposal
•Conserve energy and natural resources through waste recycling and recovery
•Reduce the amount of waste generated
•Ensure that wastes are managed in an environmentally sound manner
Other laws exist to protect the public and the health of employees in the workplace from the hazards associated with the management and transportation of HW. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) mandates include the regulatory requirements for Hazard Communication Standards and the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Worker Protection Standard. The Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates the transportation of HW.
Information on JBLM's Hazardous Waste Management Program click HERE.
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