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Environmental Planning

Environmental Planning Director



Environmental planning program involves variety of environmental media management and focuses on environmental consultation, project review, environmental documentation, future environmental planning and consultation, and record keeping.  Management of the program involves variety of activities including:

Development and implementation of MCAs Miramar policies and procedures related to compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act {NEPA) and laws, regulations .and polices related to environmental documentation.

Coordination of design reviews within the environmental staff for projects  submitted by the Installation and Logistics Department (S-4) and Marine Corps Community Services.

Coordination with Facility Planners in the S-4 in order to ensure that environmental considerations are incorporated early in the planning phase for future projects.  

Review installation and tenant activities and projects to identify environmental program compliance, documentation and coordination requirements.

Preparation/coordination of environmental documentation for the NEPA program, including categorical exclusion checklists, decision memorandum, environmental assessments, finding of no significant Impact, environmental impact statements and records of decision.

Internal and external consultation for installation and tenant activities  and projects, including contacts with higher headquarters, with other Department of the Navy and Department of Defense offices, and with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

Meet with installation and tenant organization representatives to explain environmental program requirements, discuss activities and projects, and provide compliance guidance and assistance.

Technical and administrative support for the MCAS Miramar Environmental impact Review Board, including document review and circulation, comment preparation, and meeting coordination.

Maintenance of detailed and complete records of environmental planning efforts which often times are referred to for years after the action has been complete.

Provide technical advice to assist in resolving critical issues regarding compliance with environmental laws and regulations as  they relate to the Marine Corps mission that directly  affect other functional areas such as training, operations., logistical support, etc.} and must be consistent with overall Marine Corps policy.


ISO14001 requires that an environmental management system is planned properly. It requires the organization to consider the following carefully: Environmental Aspects; Legal and Other Aspects; Objectives and Targets; and an Environmental Management Program.


The two requirements for implementation of an EMS is to define, document, and communicate roles, responsibilities and authorities, and to allocate the resources needed to implement and control the EMS.


The key requirement in this EMS step is to regularly monitor and measure key characteristics of activities and operations that could have a significant impact on the environment. Changes to EMS procedures may become necessary in order to deal with nonconformances with the EMS, with mitigating environmental impacts, or corrective and preventive action.


The management review process ensure that information is collected to enable management to carry out proper review. Top management review the need for changes to policy, objectives and targets, and ensure that a commitment to continual improvement is being demonstrated.

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar-EMS