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1 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 1 Environmental Management System (EMS) Finance & Administration Directorate Directorate ES&H Committee EMS Representative: K. Mohring (SS) EMS Committee Members: G. Dioguardo (PR); L. Stiegler (FSS-RP); B. Style (ID); P. Pohlot (ECR-ES); J. Swenson (SS) EMS Project Manager: G.Goode (ES) May 28, 2002

2 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 2 Additional Organizational Units Quality of Life/Recreation (Part of Staff Services Division) Develops, initiates and operates programs that affect all segments of the Laboratory population. There are no significant environmental aspects or impacts associated with these activities. Note: Water treatment and chemicals associated with the swimming pool are the responsibility of the Plant Engineering Division. Standards Based Management System Office Develops and disseminates management systems for all Laboratory operations and operating units.

3 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 3 Facilities With Environmental Aspects Vehicle Repair & Fueling - Regulated Industrial Waste Generation, Atmospheric Discharges, Storage & Use of Chemicals Photography, Graphic Arts & Printing - Chemical Storage and Disposal,Hazardous Waste generation,Liquid Discharges,Regulated Industrial Waste Metal Scrap Yard - Hazardous Waste Generation Warehousing & Excess Property - Hazardous and Industrial Waste Generation, Storage & Use of Chemicals Food Service - Atmospheric Discharges, Regulated Industrial Waste Generation, Storage & Use of Chemicals Apartments, Dormitories and Houses - Liquid Discharges

4 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 4 BNL-wide Aspects Areas where environmental concerns can be included as a factor in evaluating vendors

5 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 5 EMS Objectives & Targets Objectives Operate within regulatory requirements Operate within internal operational requirements Integrate pollution prevention & waste minimization in decision processes

6 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 6 EMS Objectives & Targets Targets Close facility review disposition project items (Completion FY 02) Evaluate historical contamination Evaluate, propose, and implement pollution prevention opportunities Incorporate environmental concerns into the procurement process.

7 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 7 Internal & External Assessments FY 2002 Internal Tier I Inspections 90-Day Area Weekly Inspections Self-Assessment Activities Preparation for BNL-wide permits (Title V) Annual review of industrial processes External Air emissions Drinking water PCBs Rad Waste

8 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 8 Photographic Operations Automatic Film Processors (2 In Bldg. 197B) Changes Reduced number of wet processors Purchased equipment to segregate fixer from developer (BNL P 2 Grant) - Reduced (silver containing) hazardous waste by 50%

9 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 9 Photographic Operations Hazardous & Industrial Waste FY Pounds K K K K K

10 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 10 Photographic Pollution Prevention Ongoing Pollution Prevention Efforts Survey value of additional digitization Requested funding for additional digital plate system ($175K in FY 2004) Continue evaluating new products & technologies

11 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 11 Printing Pollution Prevention Ongoing Effort Investigation of new digital printing technologies

12 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 12 P 2 Competitive Grants Government Fleet Greater LI Clean Cities Coalition Grants Assist in purchase of CNG vehicles - $31K FY 2002, $45K FY 2003 Assist in construction of CNG Facility $49K

13 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 13 P 2 Competitive Grants (contd) Funded BNL Pollution Prevention Grants Replace hydraulic fluid with vegetable oil 4 automotive lifts Front loader garbage truck

14 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 14 Pollution Prevention - CNG Facility On-line February 2002 Enables BNL to meet regulatory requirements for Vehicle purchases Reduced gasoline use (FY 2005 deadline) Emission reductions Non-methane organics Carbon monoxide Nitrogen oxides

15 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 15 Pollution Prevention Opportunities Expanded Use of CNG Fueling Station Access to local fleets – State, County, LIPA Evaluating New technologies and products Lift Program Continue to replace lifts with above ground electric units

16 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 16 Monitoring Historical Processes Monitoring wells at BNL Automotive Shop Level of TCA is above drinking water standard Monitoring will continue and action plans developed as appropriate MTBE was removed from gasoline (Fall 2001) ESH Committee Will Monitor Activity

17 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 17 Pollution Prevention Actions Employee Service Station Lift replacement program Replaced underground lift with above ground electrical unit (all lifts now above ground) Ongoing training on topping-off

18 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 18 Monitoring Historical Processes Monitoring Well Results - Employee Service Station Historical low levels of carbon tetrachloride have been observed Remediation ongoing Oil breakdown products recently observed from historical operations Monitoring and sampling will continue MTBE was removed from gasoline (Fall 2001) ESH Committee Will Monitor Activity

19 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 19 Metal Recycling n DOE moratorium continues for disposal of suspect metal scrap n Roof will be constructed over clean scrap yard in FY 2002 CLEAN SCRAP SUSPECT SCRAP

20 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 20 Procurement Processes PPM Quality Improvement Initiative program Determine product areas where PPM can include environmental factors in the selection process Vendors that have environmental management systems or that are ISO Registered Products that contain recycled materials Weigh the environmental aspects of the procurement in relation to other criteria

21 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 21 Procurement Processes Accomplishments Number of inventory items reduced from 13K to 5K Chemical inventories reduced in number and quantity Hazardous Waste Generation Some outdated or discontinued items require disposal

22 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 22 Food Services n Central tray drop-off station puts recycling control with the cafeteria staff n Refuse stations in conference rooms provide bins for recyclables Installed rack for used newspapers

23 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 23 Housing Area – Discarded Automotive Materials Recent incident – automotive fluids and parts left in cottage area (while cottage units were closed) Apartment and dormitory residents are notified of requirements for discarding automotive fluids and parts Brookhaven Bulletin editor will be asked to include an article about proper disposal and costs associated with BNL of processing unknown wastes

24 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 24 Unfunded FY 2002 P 2 Applications n Conference Room Recycling Containers – for 7 site-wide heavily used conference rooms (Cost $3K) Provides a means to adhere to policy Show BNL commitment to recycling Model for use in other areas n Replacement of florescent lighting fixtures Eliminate obsolete ballasts Install high efficiency (TT8) bulbs

25 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 25 Environmental Projects Being Evaluated Change cafeteria once through water- cooled refrigeration to air-cooled units Replace 8 units with larger unit(s)

26 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 26 Senior Management Evaluation Purposes Include Ensuring Identification of areas for improvement Assignment of responsibilities Resources available for implementation

27 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 27 Record of Decision n Is the EMS Program effective in achieving environmental policy commitments Compliance assurance Pollution prevention Continual improvement Community outreach Clean-up Is the EMS Program effective in achieving environmental objectives and performance measures?

28 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 28 Record of Decision cont. Is the EMS Program Adequate To Identify Significant environmental aspects & impacts Needs For resource allocations Required information systems Organizational expertise And procedural requirements

29 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 29 Record of Decision cont. Are Objectives and Performance Measures or the EMS System Suitable in Terms of Environmental impacts And current conditions Stakeholder concerns Current and future regulatory requirements Business interests and technological capability Internal organizational or process changes Are additional performance measures required

30 Brookhaven Science Associates U.S. Department of Energy 30 Record of Decision cont. Recommended Revisions to Environmental policy or commitments? Objectives and performance measures? Elements of EMS?


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