Published on February 6, 2014
Environmental Program Strategy Summary BY JOEL HEBDON, PRINCIPAL VANILLA STRATEGIES
What Does the Mission Look Like? The organization is aligned to the primary mission R2A2s Lean, Flexible Regulations and Permits define the requirements Basis of Policy Formulation, Oversight Staff Understands and Works Within “Requirements” Framework Roles and Responsibilities Understood Formal Authorities (NCO, Tech Representative) Positional Interactions (Subject Matter Experts, Regulatory Program Managers) Focus on Mission Accomplishment Aggressive Pursuit of Performance Goals Consistent Application of Risk 2 Continuous Improvement Through Assessment and Planning Changes Collaboration with Mission Elements (Projects) and Contractors Ensure Mutual Understanding of Procedural and Technical Requirements and Goals Focus on Getting Work Done Effectively, Efficiently Institute Regulatory Assurance Vanilla Strategies, 2014
Work Breakdown Structure Environmental Division 1.2 RCRA TSCA 1.2.8 CERCLA CAA CWA NEPA 1.2.2 Consent Agreements 1.2.1 1.2.3 1.2.4 1.2.5 1.2.6 PROGRAM MANAGEMENT 1.2.9 EPCRA EQARD 1.2.10 1.2.11 Regulatory Compliance Assurance 1.2.12 CULTURAL AND HISTORIC RESOURCES 1.2.7
Environmental Division WBS and Schedule Additions Complete Program Plan Complete Responsibility for Environmental Management System Programs Defined Pollution Prevention Natural Resource Trustee Program Radioactive Waste Management Environmental Monitoring RCRA/CERCLA/TSCA CAA CWA 4
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION (ESD) FUNCTIONAL TASK ASSIGNMENT CHART 5 ESD 1.2 Division Director QA • Regulatory Compliance Assurance (1.2.12) Cultural Resources • Cultural and Historical Resources Program (1.2.7) Enterprise Mgt • Enviro. Mgmt. System (EMS) • Program Management (1.2.9) Clean Air • • • • • • • Clean Air Act (1.2.4) Clean Water Act (1.2.5) EPCRA (1.2.10) Tier 2 NESHAPS (1.2.4) Underground Storage Tanks LDR NEPA • NEPA Compliance Officer (1.2.6) RCRA • • • • • RCRA (1.2.2) TSCA (1.2.8) Central Plateau Projects (N/A) River Corridor Project Office of River Protection Rqmts Management Projects Itegration • Tri-Party Agreement (1.2.1) • CERCLA (1.2.3) • River Corridor Projects (N/A) • Central Plateau Project • NEPA Succession Planning (1.2.6) TBD TBD • CERCLA (1.2.3) • RCRA (1.2.2) Strategy • • • • EQARD (1.2.11) RIMS (1.2.9) Strategic Planning (1.2.9) Requirements Management (1.2.9/1.2.11) Vanilla Strategies, 2014
Strategy Summary 6 RCRA Role Status: Establish Site-Wide Compliance Positions Single POC for Regulators Ensure High-Quality, Consistent Documentation Ensure Procedural Compliance/Recommend Certifications Lead for Negotiations and Enforcement Actions All RCRA Part B “Units” permitted Issues: Disagreement Over XXX Vanilla Strategies, 2014
Strategy Summary 7 CERCLA Role Set Site-Wide Policy in Consultation with Sr. Managers Lead for Negotiation and Enforcement Actions Ensure Administrative Compliance Status: Site-Wide Policy Integrated Issues: EPA Staff Overly Prescriptive and Contentious State Attempts to Enforce CERCLA Applicability of Local Regulations Interim Actions vs “Protectiveness” vs Construction Completions Vanilla Strategies, 2014
Strategy Summary 8 Radioactive NESHAPS Role Single Point-of-Contact Lead for Compliance Negotiations Status: Exit Federal Facility Compliance Agreement in 18 Months Subpart H Compliance Agreement Letter in Place Nearly 300 NOCs Processed in FY 13 Issues: Permit-Based Billings Over-Regulation (< 0.1 mrem) Permits Issued for CERCLA Activities Vanilla Strategies, 2014
Strategy Summary 9 Clean Air Act--Air Operating Permit Role Single Point-of-Contact Lead Compliance Negotiations Integrate and Maintain Permit Status: Origin of requirements still a question Permit issued (first of its kind) Issues: State Coordination Over-Regulation (100% Oversight) Vanilla Strategies, 2014
Strategy Summary 10 NEPA Role NEPA Compliance Officer (NCO) Lead Reviews, Set Policy Recommend Approvals to Manager and HQ Status: Expect Litigation on ??? Expect Litigation on ??? Issues: Succession Planning Coordination Dual Reporting for NCO Vanilla Strategies, 2014
Strategy Summary 11 Clean Water Act Permits Role Program Manager Coordinate Status: Individual Site-Wide Issues Permits Delegated to Contractor Issues: Quality Assurance Contractor Compliance Vanilla Strategies, 2014
Strategy Summary 12 Environmental Management System Role Required Status: Contract Program Implementation Reqmts Doc. in Review w Contractors Plan in Place, Procedures in Development Issues: Project Sr. Ownership of Implementation Management Support Internal Reporting/Sr Management Briefings Vanilla Strategies, 2014
Strategy Summary 13 Regulatory Compliance Assurance Role Company Oversight RCRA/CERCLA/CAA/CR/CWA Arrange/Accompany/Report Regulatory Inspections Continuous Improvement Systems Oversight not Transactional Oversight Defined key processes and activities Status: Program Plan in Place Procedures in Development Issues: Environmental Quality Assurance (EPA QA/R5) Coordination With XXX Vanilla Strategies, 2014
Strategy Summary 14 Regulatory Strategy and Planning Role Status Integrate Regulatory Processes with Strategies, Business Planning, and Contracts Regulatory Strategy Complete (Requires Annual Revision) Regulatory Program Plans Complete Issues No End Point for Cleanups Integration of Strategic Policy w Strategic Implementation Plans Optimization Strategy Groundwater Strategy Brownfields Strategy Role of Workgroups in Formulating Strategy Vanilla Strategies, 2014
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