Environmental Resources Management
The Utah Army National Guard (UTNG) is a dynamic organization comprised of men and women committed to defending and protecting the American public, both domestically and abroad. Readiness is a top priority.
Our ability to accomplish our mission is enhanced through adequate personnel strength, training proficiency, and equipment serviceability. These activities occur at all UTNG facilities and training lands, and are integral to meeting our mission objectives.
Sustaining the natural training ecosystem:
Cleanup and MMRP concern the investigation and cleanup of potentially contaminated sites. MMRP is the Military Munitions Response Program, primarily concerned with unexploded ordnance (UXO).
The Utah National Guard manages thousands of acres and hundreds of buildings and structures across the state. As stewards of both Federal and state lands, the Utah National Guard (UTNG) is responsible for the management of any cultural resources located on these lands.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was enacted to: declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; and to establish a Council on Environmental Quality. Sec. 2 [42 U.S. Code § 4321].
The UTARNG's EMS provides for continuous improvement of its environmental performance using a plan, do, check, and act model. The eMS documents organizational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources for developing, implementing, achieving, reviewing and maintaining environmental programs at UTARNG.
Respect for the sovereign status of each Native American tribal government is key to the UTNG Tribal Consultation program area. The UTNG will work directly with federally recognized Tribes on a government to government basis, recognizing the sovereignty of each Tribe.