Purpose of the EO
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 17, Friday, January 26, 2007
EO 13423 was signed by President Bush on January 24, 2007. EO 13423 instructed Federal agencies to conduct their environmental, transportation, and energy-related activities under the law in support of their respective missions in an environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continuously improving, efficient, and sustainable manner. The EO set goals in the areas of energy efficiency, acquisition, renewable energy, toxics reductions, recycling, sustainable buildings, electronics stewardship, fleets, and water conservation.
March 28, 2007
This cover memo from the Council on Environmental Quality issued the first set of Implementation Instructions and Requirements for EO 13423 to provide additional detail and direction to agencies as they worked to fulfill the goals of the EO.
March 29, 2007
The purpose of this document was to define agency requirements for implementing EO 13423 and to define broad strategies for achieving them. This document has been revoked and superseded by the EO 13693 Implementing Instructions.
February 16, 2007
Deputy Secretary of Defense memorandum tasked the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) to develop and promulgate necessary guidance and policies to support EO implementation.
May 15, 2007
USD(AT&L) memo designated the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) (DUSD(I&E)) as the Department’s Senior Agency Official responsible for implementing and meeting the goals of EO 13423. The memorandum also required each Agency to designate a senior civilian officer who is responsible for implementation of the EO.
December 21, 2007
This USD(AT&L) memorandum directed the Military Departments and other DoD Components to implement the requirements of EO 13423.
July 23, 2007
DUSD(I&E) memo established the EO 13423 Executive Committee, which was charged with developing guidance, directives, and instructions necessary to execute EO 13423.
Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals Reduction
February 1, 2008
As required by EO 13423, this Plan provided for the life-cycle management of chemicals structured around the DoD’s existing environmental management system framework. The Plan depicted DoD programs, initiatives, and actions necessary to reduce procurement, use, release, and disposal of toxics and hazardous chemicals. The Plan provided for the lifecycle management of chemicals focusing on three key phases for weapon systems and facilities: acquisition, operations and sustainment, and disposal.
February 13, 2008
This DUSD(I&E) memo described the next steps to implementing the Department’s Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals Reduction Plan, including conducting a gap analysis and centralizing chemical management policy oversight.
December 3, 2008
This DUSD(I&E) memo directed each of the Services to identify at least three target chemicals for reduction, potential elimination, or replacement; establish baselines; and estimate required resources.
February 27, 2008
This Implementation Plan outlines steps DoD intends to take to comply with EO 13423 electronics stewardship requirements. The Plan sets goals across the acquisition, operations and maintenance, and end-of-life management phases of the electronics life-cycle.