ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TEAM CHARTER
Marine Corps Air Station
Camp Pendleton, California
The mission of the Environmental and Resource Management Team (ERMT) is to enable Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Camp Pendleton staff to meet Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) requirements to convene multiple related boards efficiently and to ensure that decisions made at these separate forums do not conflict with each other. The missions of each board are:
Environmental Management System (EMS) Team: To guide and maintain the implementation of the MCAS Camp Pendleton EMS, to maintain conformance with HQMC EMS standards, and to facilitate participation in the installation EMS by all stakeholders aboard MCAS Camp Pendleton with environmental compliance responsibilities.
Installation Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB): To review NEPA documentation for compliance with P5090.2A and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Policies and Initiatives, analyze alternatives, ensure continuity with Command’s operational and master planning goals, and advise if additional analysis is required.
Utilities Conservation and Appraisal Board (UCAB): To promote an ethos of energy and water conservation, as well as, support the execution and implementation of the installation’s Energy and Water Reduction Plan.
Sustainability Board: To oversee and provide policy-level planning to implement various sustainability measures in areas including green house gasses, solid waste management, sustainable procurement, and chemicals of environmental concern.
EMS Core Team:
1. Implement the installation EMS.
2. Ensure that practice owners are participants in the EMS Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle of continuous improvement and are provided appropriate environmental standing operating procedures (ESOPs).
3. Assess the risk to mission from potential environmental impacts of practices aboard the installation.
4. Maintain objectives and targets consistent with the Commanding Officer’s Environmental Policy Statement, risk assessment, and installation resources.
5. Maintain and coordinate a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to achieve objectives and targets.
6. Maintain metrics to track environmental performance and compliance aboard the installation.
7. Maintain the EMS Manual to reflect current laws and regulations to ensure full compliance.
8. Conduct EMS reviews and recommend to the installation Commanding Officer actions to improve the installation EMS and compliance posture.
9. Conduct annual assessment of POA&M, objectives and targets, ESOPs, and risk assessment as appropriate.
10. Update POA&M, objectives and targets, EMS Manual, ESOPs, and risk assessment as appropriate.
Installation Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB):
1. Ensure that all National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents fully comply with all legal and procedural requirements through a review for technical sufficiency, including, but not limited to: complete analysis of alternatives and their associated impacts; appropriateness of alternatives analyzed; appropriateness of proposal as required to coexist with other actions on the installation (i.e. cumulative effects); and compliance with all executives orders, and DOD, DON, and USMC regulations.
2. Ensure that all NEPA documents have undergone appropriate staff review.
3. Assist the Action Proponent in determining whether the proposed action requires the preparation of an Environmental Assessments (EA) or Environmental Impact Statements (EIS).
4. Review the completed EA, and make recommendation to the Commanding Officer exercising Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) signature authority for a FONSI, a Draft EIS (DEIS), or no action. The EIRB will draft the proposed FONSI and forward both the EA and FONSI to the Commanding Officer exercising FONSI signature authority for signature.
5. If the EA meets one of the requirements discussed in paragraph 12104.5, the EIRB will forward, for the Commanding Officer exercising FONSI signature authority, the EA and proposed FONSI to HQEIRB for review and concurrence for approval.
6. Draft NOI, DEIS, and EIS, and forward NOI to the Commanding Officer exercising FONSI signature authority for approval.
7. The Environmental Department will retain on file, for no less than 10 years, copies of all decision memoranda, completed EAs and EISs, published FONSI statements, RODs, and minutes taken during EIRB meetings.
Utilities Conservation and Appraisal Board (UCAB):
1. Track energy and water metrics relevant to mandated goals. Track progress toward goals and review strategies to achieve those goals.
2. Provide leadership support and inter-departmental coordination for the implementation of programs, projects, and outreach to reduce energy and water usage.
3. Establish energy and water conservation as a responsibility of leadership at all levels.
4. Publicize energy and water reduction goals and progress toward those goals. Communicate an installation-wide message of conservation and energy/water awareness.
5. Implement and support a Building Energy Monitor program.
6. Encourage education and professional growth programs related to energy and water efficiency and related fields.
1. Establish priorities, measurable objectives, and programs of action and milestones among sustainable focus areas to achieve sustainability requirements.
2. The environmental department shall be the lead for sustainability reporting and training, but ERMT members shall have responsibility for the following goal areas:
a. Environmental Department: Chemicals of Concern; EMS; Green House Gas Emissions
b. PWD: Energy Management; Water Resources Management; Solid Waste Management; High Performance Sustainable Building
c. Supply: Sustainable Procurement
3. Leads shall track objective POA&Ms and report status at EMRT meetings.
4. The EMRT shall brief the Station Commanding Officer on the status of objectives, and shall make recommendations to the Commanding Officer on how to incorporate sustainability initiatives into the Station’s operational and master planning goals.
The ERMT will consist of the Station Executive Officer, a legal representative, the heads of the Environmental Department, Public Works Department, Operations Department, Logistics Department, ISMO office, the Comptroller, and Marine Aircraft Group 39 tenant command representatives. Other personnel, as required, may attend. The MCAS Executive Officer will be appointed by the MCAS Commanding Officer as the team chair.
EMS: The Environmental Department will be the lead for all EMS related matters and shall provide the EMS Coordinator and technical expertise as needed.
EIRB: The Environmental Department will be the lead for all EIRB related matters. Project proponents shall provide briefers to present projects that are pending approval from the EIRB.
UCAB: The Public Works Department will be the lead for all UCAB requirements.
Sustainability: The Environmental Department will be the lead for all sustainability requirements.
The ERMT will meet per the following guidelines:
- At least quarterly, with the MCAS XO or CO attending at least twice annually.
- To maintain conformance with all elements of the installation EMS,
- To provide EIRB review of EA/EIS projects.
Any member may request the XO to convene the ERMT, but it shall meet at the XO’s discretion
The Environmental Department shall provide a note taker for the EMS, EIRB, and Sustainability Boards, while the Public Works Department shall provide a note taker for the UCAB board. Note takers will take meeting minutes which shall be kept on file, and distributed to all members for their records.
The ERMT Chair will present team recommendations to the Commanding Officer for final approval and signature.
This Environmental and Resource Management Team Charter supersedes all preceding charters and will remain in effect until amended or revoked by order of the Commanding Officer. This charter is adopted as of xx xxx, 2011.
M. L. LAWRENCE
Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps
Commanding Officer, MCAS Camp Pendleton