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Marine Corps Base Hawaii

"Supporting Readiness and Global Projection"

Environmental Management System
Ae’o - (Endangered Hawaiian Stilt) - Photo Courtesy of R. Shallenberger

Environmental Management System

... ensuring Marine Corps Base Hawaii
complies with laws that protect our environment.


Click 
here to download our Sustainability Awareness Flyer.

Click here to enroll in "Introduction to USMC EMS" on MarineNet.

MCB Hawaii EMS Coordinator
 (808) 257-6920 Ext. 5

       

The EMS cycle: Policy- Planning - Implementation - Checking and Corrective Action - Management Review.Why Use EMS?

The quality of the environment in which we operate is critical to the success of our overall military mission --

EMS directly supports our mission. EMS will ensure that future generations of Marines and Sailors will have a place to train and operate here.

Five inter-related components of EMS (illustrated below) ensure we consider impacts to our environment in our daily and long-term decisions.

Elements within these components include training, standard operating procedures, inspections, internal and external communication, emergency response, and compliance with federal/state/local laws and regulations.

Why implement EMS?

U.S. Presidential Executive Orders 13148 and 13423 directed all federal facilities to implement and maintain an EMS at their installations.
Base Reuse Room diverts household waste from our landfill, saves money and protects the environment. Housing residents take useable but unwanted hazardous materials (such as cleaning products) to the Reuse Room. Anyone living and working aboard MCB Hawaii can take these materials home for their own use (K-Bay Building 6407; 257-0770).How was our EMS developed?

An environmental policy statement was developed and signed by the CO;

MCB Hawaii practices (example: Motor Vehicle Maintenance) were identified and their aspects (example: Uses Hazardous Material) were evaluated to determine which aspects are significant in their impact on the environment;

For these significant aspects, objectives and targets were established (example: Reduce Hazardous Material Use) to lessen its negative impact; and

Each year we monitor our progress in meeting these environmental objectives to ensure continual improvement of our EMS.

Annual Amphibious Assault Vehicle "Mud Ops" train Marines while removing weeds, creating better habitats for endangered birds such as the Ae’o (Hawaiian Stilt) living in Nu’upia Ponds.  Photo by: LCpl. Derek Davis, Combat CameraYour EMS Responsibility!

Everyone who visits, lives, and works aboard MCB Hawaii are accountable across all missions, activities, and functions to understand and manage the environmental impact of their actions and their jobs. YOUR role is to:

  • Seek ways to lessen or eliminate the negative impact you may have on the environment.
  • Prevent pollution at home and in your workplace.
    • Know your responsibility to comply with environmental laws, policies and procedures that affect your work.
    • Complete the training programs set up for your job. It increases your confidence ensuring that you are performing your job competently.

    For more information, click here to visit the MCB Hawaii Environmental home page.