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Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Publications

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Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

EMS documents focus on environmental management practices rather than the activities themselves. EMS documents describe the structure by which certain activities can be carried out.

Guidance on the Use of Environmental Management Systems in Enforcement Settlements as Injunctive Relief and Supplemental Environmental Projects - (6/10/03)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/incentives/ems/emssettlementguidance.pdf (PDF 311 kb)
Improving Environmental Performance and Compliance Ten Elements of Effective Environmental Management Systems - (6/30/00)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/incentives/ems/cecguidedoc.pdf (PDF 47 kb )
Enforcement Management System Guide, dated 1989 - (3/3/98)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/civil/cwa/emscwa-jensen-rpt.pdf (PDF 12.63 MB kb)
Compliance-Focused Environmental Management System - Enforcement Agreement Guidance - (8/31/97)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/incentives/ems/ems12elemr.pdf (PDF 130 kb )
An Implementation Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Organizations - (3/31/97)
http://www.epa.gov/owm/iso14001/ems2001final.pdf (PDF 896 kb )
Implementation Guide For the Code of Environmental Management Principles for Federal Agencies (CEMP) (EPA-315-B-97-001) - (3/1/97)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/incentives/ems/cempmaster.pdf (PDF 11,105 KB )
Executive Guide to Facility Environmental Management by the Civilian Federal Agency Task Force - (11/30/95)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/incentives/ems/exgfacenvmgmt.pdf (PDF 188 kb )

Federal Facilities

EPA conducts Environmental Management Reviews (or EMRs) of EMSs at Federal Facilities to assist facility managers in improving their environmental programs. Detailed information on EMRs can be found in the documents below:

Underground Storage Tanks -Environmental Management Systems Crosswalk - March 27, 2008 - (3/27/08)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/federalfacilities/compliance/assistance/ustemscrosswalk.pdf (PDF 164 kb )
Providing EMS-Related Compliance Assistance During Federal Facility Inspections - (12/28/05)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/federalfacilities/compliance/assistance/comp_assist_fedfac_inspections.pdf (PDF 171 kb )
Environmental Management Systems Tools - A Reference Guide - (6/30/01)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/incentives/ems/emstoolsmas.pdf (PDF 333 kb )
Revised Environmental Review Policy and Guidance for Federal Facilities - (4/30/01)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/incentives/ems/emrpolicymas.pdf (PDF 803 kb )
An Environmental Management Review of the National Park Service: Based on the Code of Environmental Management Principles - (8/1/00)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/incentives/ems/emsnps.pdf (PDF 185 kb )
Environmental Management Review (EMR) National Report: Lessons Learned in Conducting EMRs at Federal Facilities - (11/30/99)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/incentives/ems/emrnatrpt.pdf (PDF 428 kb )
Environmental Management Systems Primer - (1/1/98)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/incentives/ems/emsprimer.pdf (PDF 192 kb )
Generic Protocol for Conducting Environmental Audits of Federal Facilities - Phase 3 - (12/31/86)
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/incentives/ems/genprotocol3.pdf (PDF 630 kb )


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