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1 SENIOR MANAGERS TRAINING FOR USE WITH DOE O 450.1, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROGRAM

2 2 WHAT IS AN EMS?  An EMS is a systematic and structured approach for addressing environmental consequences of an organization’s activities, products and services

3 3 PURPOSE  Provide Senior Managers with an overview of DOE O requirements, including: an understanding of their DOE O roles and responsibilities to ensure successful ISMS/EMS implementation guidance on how to implement EMS as part of Integrated Safety Management Systems (ISMS)

4 4 WHY DO I HAVE TO HAVE AN EMS?  To improve environmental performance: To meet the requirements of DOE O 450.1, Environmental Protection Program, and Executive Order 13148, Greening the Government Through Leadership in Environmental Management

5 5 BENEFITS OF AN ISMS/EMS  Achieve mission goals, reduce costs, improve business practices  Improve environmental compliance performance  Address stewardship and legacy management issues systematically  Improve credibility with regulators and local community

6 6 HOW IS DOE’s EMS IMPLEMENTATION MONITORED?  DOE’s progress toward implementation is reported to the White House Office of the Federal Environmental Executive (OFEE) on an annual basis by the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health (EH-1), who also serves as DOE’s Agency Environmental Executive

7 7 WHAT ARE SENIOR MANAGERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES PURSUANT TO DOE O 450.1? Senior managers must:  Ensure that all sites under their purview have implemented ISMS/EMS by 12/31/05  Request, through their annual Departmental budgetary process, the funding and resources needed to implement DOE O 450.1

8 8 INTEGRATING EMS INTO ISMS  DOE O requires DOE elements to ensure that site ISMSs include an EMS  An EMS is that part of ISMS which addresses the environmental consequences of an organization’s products, services and activities  In those instances where ISMS is not required for a site, DOE elements must develop and implement a stand-alone EMS

9 9 EMS FRAMEWORKS  Several EMS frameworks exist, including ISO 14001, which is the most popular  DOE O does not require DOE organizations to use ISO or any specific framework  The ISO framework involves an independent third-party certification  DOE O allows for EMS self- certification by Program Offices

10 10 IMPLEMENTATION OF ISMS/EMS AT CLOSURE SITES  Closure sites are sites that have ceased operations or have identified near-term closure dates  Closure sites are required to implement ISMS/EMS  Closure sites can use a graded approach to supplement their existing ISMSs to meet the requirements of DOE O  ISMS/EMSs at Closure sites can serve as the framework for their transition to the Office of Legacy Management and/or for long-term stewardship.

11 11 HOW CAN I ENSURE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF EMS AS PART OF ISMS?  Communicate your support the ISMS/EMS  Provide oversight and training  Engage stakeholders

12 12 CONCLUSIONS  ISMS/EMS provides an environmental protection program that ensures early detection of and systematic management of environmental problems  Managers can integrate environmental considerations into everyday business processes and mission activities  Effective ISMS/EMS implementation can create an organizational culture of superior environmental performance through increased environmental awareness and life cycle accountability for everyone working at DOE sites


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