ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND ISO 14001

SUMMARY REPORT

Federal Facilities Council Report

No. 138

NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
Washington, D.C.
1999



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Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001: Summary Report ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND ISO 14001 SUMMARY REPORT Federal Facilities Council Report No. 138 NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS Washington, D.C. 1999

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Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001: Summary Report NOTICE The Federal Facilities Council (FFC) (formerly the Federal Construction Council) is a continuing activity of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) of the National Research Council (NRC). The purpose of the FFC is to promote continuing cooperation among the sponsoring federal agencies and between the agencies and other elements of the building community in order to advance building science and technology—particularly with regard to the design, construction, acquisition, evaluation, and operation of federal facilities. Currently, the following agencies sponsor the FFC: Department of the Air Force, Office of the Civil Engineer Department of the Air Force, Air National Guard Department of Energy, Office of Field Management Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Department of State, Office of Foreign Buildings Operations Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Facilities Management Food and Drug Administration General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service Indian Health Service National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Facilities Engineering Division National Institutes of Health National Institute of Standards and Technology, Building and Fire Research Laboratory National Endowment for the Arts, Design Arts Program National Science Foundation Smithsonian Institution, Office of Facilities Services U.S. Public Health Service, Office of Management U.S. Postal Service, Facilities Department As part of its activities, the FFC periodically publishes reports that have been prepared by committees of government employees. Since these committees are not appointed by the NRC, they do not make recommendations, and their reports are considered FFC publications rather than NRC publications. For further information on the FFC program or FFC reports, please write to: Director, Federal Facilities Council, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 or send an e-mail to lstanley@nas.edu.

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Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001: Summary Report Contents 1   INTRODUCTION   1     Background and Purpose   1     Organization of this Report   2     Workshop Structure   2     Recurrent Themes and Issues   3 2   ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS/ISO 14001   6 3   USE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND ISO 14001 IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR   10     U.S. Environmental Protection Agency   10     U.S. Environmental Protection Agency   12     U.S. Department of Energy   15     U.S. Department of Defense   18     California Environmental Protection Agency   21     U.S. Postal Service   25     U.S. Air Force   28 4   LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION'S PERSPECTIVE ON EMSS AND ISO 14001   32 APPENDIX A   Biographical Sketches of the Speakers   39 APPENDIX B   Assistance and Resource Documents   44 APPENDIX C   DOD Pilot Study EMS Installations   45

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