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Main Title Using process redesign to improve DoD's environmental security program : remediation program management /
Author Drezner, Jeffrey A.
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Author Title of a Work
Camm, Frank A.
Publisher RAND,
Year Published 1999
Report Number MR-1024-OSD
OCLC Number 40521188
ISBN 0585243468; 9780585243467; 083302695X; 9780833026958
Subjects Hazardous waste site remediation--United States ; Military bases--Waste disposal--Environmental aspects--United States ; United States--Armed Forces--Facilities--Environmental aspects ; Environmental management--United States--Case studies ; Armed Forces--Environmental aspects ; Management--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects United States--Dept of Defense--Environmental aspects ; EI du Pont de Nemours & Company--Management--Environmental aspects ; Olin Corporation--Management--Environmental aspects
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ESAM  TD1040.D74 1999 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/26/2001
Collation xviii, 99 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"MR-1024-OSD." "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense." Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-99).
Contents Notes
In fiscal year 1994, approximately $2.4 billion was spent on cleanup (or remediation) activities through the Defense Environmental Restoration Account and the Base Realignment and Closure act; in fiscal year 1996, approximately $2.1 billion will be spent, slightly less than half of the total Department of Defense (DoD) environmental security budget. Efforts to increase the efficiency of remediation activities, either by reducing costs or accelerating the process through simplification and streamlining, could have a substantial effect on DoD's ability to meet its cleanup obligations within an increasingly constrained budget. By examining the remediation management programs of two large chemical companies, Olin Corporation and DuPont, the authors identified activities DoD could implement to improve its remediation of thousands of sites at active and closing installations and formerly used defense sites. The following were the core identified tasks: Distribute responsibilities between the central management group and decentralized execution teams, adopt a business process perspective, include more-focused use of performance measurement, proactively identify and manage potential liabilities, and improve stakeholder (regulator and community) interactions.