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Environmental Management (S-7)

 

Environmental Management (S-7)

"MORE THAN OUR CODE . . . IT'S OUR CORPS"

The Environmental Management System of MCAS Miramar
INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN (ISWMP)

PROGRAM MANAGER

PHONE:  (858) 577-8872

 PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) is an adopted policy and preferred method for managing Miramar's solid waste program.  ISWM includes the concepts of source reduction and reuse, recycling and composting, and as a last resort disposal.  The Department of Defense requires installations to develop and implement an ISWM strategy to reduce solid waste disposal.  MCAS Miramar's written ISWM plan describes the necessary requirements for solid waste collection, storage and disposal to include: solid waste disposal and recycling of expended material.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Federal/State Laws and Applicable Regulations

DoD, DoN, USMC Policy

PROGRAMS, PLANS, RESOURCES AND RESPONSIBILITES
PROGRAMS, PLANS, RESOURCES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Supporting Information
TRAINING AND COMMUNICATION

Communication regarding solid waste management and recycling is done via:

  • Environmental Compliance Coordinator (ECC) Quarterly Meetings
  • Hazardous Waste Coordinator (HWC) Quarterly Meetings
  • Miramar EMS Webpage
  • Monthly Welcome Aboard Briefs
  • Emails, newsletters, posters, etc.
PRACTICE-ASPECT-IMPACT-RISK

PRACTICE - ASPECT - IMPACT - RISK

Every organization operating on Miramar generates solid waste in one manner or another, from administrative to landscaping.    Reducing the amount of solid waste disposed in the landfill, recycling to the maximum extent practical and conserving natural resources through source reduction will limit the impact to our environment.

The Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan is a tool used to target certain practices in order to reduce waste generation and increase recycling.

OBJECTIVES-TARGETS-ACTIONS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
  • Food establishments will be targeted for composting opportunities, depending on ability to participate in private industry established composting programs.
  • Administrative offices will be targeted for separation of white high-grade paper to the maximum extent practicable.
AUDIT AND EVALUATION OF COMPLIANCE
Environmental Management Department personnel conduct daily refuse collection container inspections.  These inspections focus primarily on illegal disposal of hazardous waste and universal waste.  The secondary purpose is to evaluate recycling efforts aboard Miramar.