Environmental Management System
The Utah Army National Guard (UTARNG) has established and will maintain an Environmental Management System (eMS). 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.
This eMS Manual describes the UTARNG's programs for environmental management and for conducting environmental management system audits. Implementing the programs in this document will fulfill the direction provided in the Environmental Policy (Section 2). This eMS is intended to comply with the standards promulgated by the international Organization for Standardization (ISO). Wording, definitions, requirements, expectations, and specifications from these references appear throughout this eMS Manual in an effort to improve consistency on conformance.
The Utah National Guard EMS Program‘s objective is to help units, facilities and soldiers maintain conformance with ISO 14001 Standards and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Some of the primary areas include:
- Air Quality
- Community Right to Know
- Hazardous Materials and Waste Compliance
- Pest Management
- EMS Significant Environmental Aspects and Impacts