Compliance Branch

     The Air Quality Program ensures compliance with the Clean Air Act by monitoring air emissions at West Point and reviewing and consulting on proposed actions that may impact air quality. Air emission reviews are annually submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).

     The Petroleum Storage program handles compliance and engineering for various government owned petroleum fueled systems present on the installation. Inspections, record keeping, engineering, reporting, and spill prevention are managed by this program. Residents with used motor oil may dispose of small quantities, during business hours, at the Auto Craft shop, building 648. Please note, if you spill or encounter spilled petroleum over 5 (five) gallons, please call the FIRE DEPARTMENT.

     Pollution Prevention (P2) is a comprehensive approach to reduce and prevent pollution at the source by improving or eliminating the waste generating process instead of handling the pollutants or waste after they are created. This is accomplished through the conservation of resources, replacement of hazardous materials with less hazardous materials, waste reduction and recycling, and other preventive means to successfully and cost-effectively avoid, prevent, or reduce the generation of pollutants. These P2 initiatives lessen our environmental impact and diminish cost, liability, and disruption of mission operations.

     The Waste Management Program works to reduce or eliminate hazardous material use and solid waste generation by ensuring that all waste management complies with local, state, and federal law. Program staff regularly perform compliance inspections and provide consultation as required.
     All chemical spills and other toxic materials spills, including those that are completely contained and pose no threat to human health or the environment, must be reported at 845-938-6329.
     The Recycling Program reduces waste through the collection and processing of recyclable materials. Reducing waste by recycling everyday items is crucial to mitigating our negative impact on the environment. Recycling at West Point is MANDATORY. All civilians, soldiers, military personnel, contractors and tenants are required to recycle.

     The Water Management Program supports the Army’s mission in a manner that sustains the waters of West Point and the Hudson Highlands. This is achieved by protecting water bodies, waterways, and storm sewer and drainage systems from contaminants and pollution, overseeing compliance with the Clean Water Act through regular sampling and analysis of the drinking water supply, and conducting compliance inspections at facilities and construction sites via Municipal Stormwater Managements Program, Illicit Discharge Detection and Illumination Program, Construction-Site and Post-Construction Site Runoff Control Programs.
     If you see anything other than rainwater going into a storm drain, call the Spill Response Hotline at (845) 938-6329.

Conservation Branch

     The Cultural Resources Management Program identifies, evaluates, and protects historic properties and other cultural resources within the installation. These include the USMA National Historic Landmark District and its contributing properties, as well as all other archaeological sites, historic buildings and structures, landscapes, historic objects, and viewsheds. Responsibilities also include consultation between West Point and the New York State Historic Preservation Officer, the National Park Service, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, as well as with Federally recognized tribes with ancestral ties to West Point.

NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM                                                                                                                                      The Natural Resource Program protects, sustains, and enhances West Point’s floral and faunal communities and associated habitats. The goal of the program is to effectively balance the requirements of the Garrison's mission with its legal and ethical responsibilities to the natural environment. Program staff oversee compliance with state and federal natural resource conservation laws and regulations, managing a range of topics including general fish and wildlife management, endangered and threatened species management, forestry, pest management and nuisance wildlife response, invasive species management, public outreach and education and more. The Natural Resource Branch also manages West Point’s hunting and fishing programs.