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  • Final Report: The US EPA Environmental Management System Pilot Program for Local Government Entities (PDF) (2,000KB)

  • In May 1997, the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Wastewater Management and Office of Compliance launched a unique pilot program to test the value of an Environmental Management System (EMS) for improving environmental performance and compliance in local government entities.The information in the report is the findings and experiences of the nine participants from the first local government EMS implementation project.
    Date Published: 01/28/2000

  • Environmental Management Systems

  • This Guide is intended to support and facilitate the development of environmental management systems (EMS) among small and medium-sized organizations. The Guide explains how you can develop and implement an effective EMS and how it can support your organization's mission and goals. Development of an EMS is a voluntary approach to improving your organization's environmental performance. The final report on NSF International's EMS Demonstration Project summarizes the EMS implementation experiences of 18 organizations of a variety of types and sizes. The project, which used the ISO 14001 Standard as the model for an EMS, was funded through a two-year grant from EPA's Office of Wastewater Management (October 1994 - September 1996).
    Date Published: 11/01/1996