Defense International Environmental Program

OSD Activities

Overseas Hazardous Waste Disposal, Management, and Contingency Operations (2000)

Overseas Hazardous Waste Disposal and Readiness Workshop

July 13-14, 2000, Fort Belvoir, VA

Held July 13 and 14, 2000, this day and a half workshop for DoD personnel provided an overview of the realities of DoD hazardous waste disposal overseas and readiness implications. After background updates on how the system works overseas, guest speakers discussed a variety of real situations encountered by DoD elements overseas, including successes and lessons learned. The role of the Basel Convention was examined in detail, with speakers representing the EPA, the Department of State and other organizations, to help understand how this international treaty affects DoD operations. Individuals with first-hand experience addressed the hazardous waste disposal in contingencies through all phases of deployment planning and operations. Breakout sessions gave participants an opportunity to join deliberations on meeting DoD’s future challenges in HW disposal overseas.

General Information

Workshop Announcement doc [55 KB]

from Sherri W. Goodman, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)

Basel Convention pdf [12 KB]

Additional Information

Agenda: Overseas Hazardous Waste Disposal, Management, and Contingency Operations doc [58 KB]
Keynote Address: Overseas Hazardous Waste Disposal, Management, and Contingency Operations doc [316 KB]

Additional Workshop Proceedings

Related Links

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

(ATSDR)

Basel Action Network

(BAN)

Basel Convention

United National Environmental Programme (UNEP)

European Topic Centre on Waste

European Environment Agency

European Union

(EU)

Hazardous Waste Trade

International Institute for Sustainable Development

International Law

Hieros Gamos, the Comprehensive Law and Government Portal

Research Guide To Access Environmental Law Via the Internet
Toxicology Data NETwork

U.S. National Institute of Health: National Library of Medicine

United Nations

(UN)

World Trade Organization

(WTO)

Presentations

ANNEX L TO USCINCEUR STANDARD PLAN 4000 (U) HTML [56 KB]

Environmental Considerations (U)

An OSD Perspective on Basel doc [199 KB]

Robert S. Taylor, Deputy General Counsel, DoD (Environment and Installations)

APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX L TO STANDARD PLAN 4000 (U) HTML [4 KB]

Environmental Assessments/Analyses (U)

APPENDIX 2 TO ANNEX L TO STANDARD PLAN 4000 (U) HTML [3 KB]

Environmental Assessments - Exemptions or Exclusions (U)

APPENDIX 3 TO ANNEX L TO STANDARD PLAN 4000 (U) HTML [2 KB]

Joint Environmental Management Board (U)

Basel Convention, Implementing Legislation: EPA Perspectives doc [661 KB]

Anna Tschursin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste

Basics of Basel Convention, Provisions and History doc [187 KB]

Sharron J. Philo, Office of General Counsel, Defense Logistics Agency

Elements of the Basel Convention pdf [26 KB]

Deborah Grout, U.S. Department of State

Executing the Hazardous Waste Disposal Mission doc [2.75 MB]

Miriam Alonso, DRMS

Keynote Address doc [138 KB]

Curtis Bowling, DUSD (Force Protection)

Overseas Management of Hazardous Waste, Current Practices and Issues (Disposal) doc [1.57 MB]

Jim Carr, Audrey Weber, Kellie Birch, DRMS International

Overseas Management of Hazardous Waste, Current Practices and Issues (Practices) doc [1.30 MB]

Jim Carr, Audrey Weber, Kellie Birch, DRMS International

Planning, Policies and the Role of the Executive Agent doc [284 KB]

Bill Nicholls, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Environmental Security

The Flying Dutchman: How not to dispose of PCBs doc [199 KB]

Bruce deGrazia, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Environmental Quality

The Supporting Plan Development Process doc [795 KB]

Kevin Dodge, LTC, USA, Defense Logistics Agency, Logistics Readiness Center

Workshop: Environmental Considerations in Military Operations and Global Basing (2006)

General Information

ECMOGB Agenda doc [45 KB]
Participants doc [105 KB]

Presentations

USPACOM Global Basing and Environmental Impacts ppt [1.24 MB]

Bruce Fink

Sustain the Mission Project doc [88 KB]

Hearne-AEPI

Environmental Intelligence for Contingency Operations doc [2.13 MB]

Hearne-AEPI

Environmental Considerations Impacting Deployed Operations doc [42 KB]

Hearne-AEPI

Natural Infrastructure and Sustainability Analysis for Global Basing Strategies doc [61 KB]

Hearne-AEPI

Environmental Aspects of Military Compounds, Base Camps ppt [4.61 MB]

Kurt J. Kinnevan

Environmental Considerations In Post-Conflict Military Operations and Reconstruction ppt [388 KB]

Beth Lachman

Global Situational Awareness Tool ppt [7.91 MB]

Steven Lufkin

Environmental Considerations In Military Operations ppt [898 KB]

William A.J. Mackie

ESOH Considerations in Military Operations ppt [1.85 MB]

Paul McComb

USFK to Stop Paying for Vacated Bases - Coverage 1 doc [29 KB]

Linda Moschelle

USFK to Stop Paying for Vacated Bases - Coverage 2 doc [46 KB]

Linda Moschelle

Overseas Policy/Guidance Update ppt [2.67 MB]

Nicholls Sadusky, Van Housten

Environmental Aspects of International Agreements ppt [6.62 MB]

Bill Nicholls

International Efforts to Develop Environmental Guidelines for Military Operations ppt [16.85 MB]

Bill Nicholls

Environmental Impacts On Training and Readiness ppt [5.79 MB]

Frank Stone

Processes for Continued Access to Australian Training Ranges in Environmentally Sensitive Areas ppt [96.24 MB]

Bill Van Houten

Initiatives in Overseas Mission Sustainability ppt [4.80 MB]

Bill Van Houten

Baseline / Closure Surveys for Operations, Exercises, and Transformation Related Activities ppt [5.96 MB]

Craig Walmsley

Protecting DoD Maritime Mobility -- The UN and the IMO ppt [12.98 MB]

John Kauffman, James Kraska

Workshop: Environmental Considerations in Military Operations: Plans and Executions (2007)

Publications

Developing a Defence Facilities Management Website pdf [2.51 MB]

A Joint South Africa - United States Environmental Security Working Group Project (July 2000). This guidebook lays out a step-by-step approach to creating a web site. First it identifies the requirements of a website, to include the provision and dissemination of information, technical considerations, and the type of skilled individuals that are necessary to form a website. Next it discusses the planning process which covers data infrastructure, a configuration management process and group, and selection of the development technology. It addresses development, which covers appearance, content, format, functionality, and prototype testing. Deployment is also discussed, which covers host server considerations, operational testing, and fielding the system. Last, this guidebook presents several key considerations relating to maintenance, including the implementation of back-up procedures, updates, and the establishment of a help desk