American Society of Civil Engineers

Analyses to Identify Optimum Value Pollution Prevention Alternatives

by Christine M. Palese, (Envir. Sci., A.F. Meyer and Associates, Inc., 1364 Beverly Rd., Ste. 201, McLean, VA 22101-3627)

Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1997, pp. 26-29, (doi:

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Document type: Journal Paper
Abstract: Policies and procedures set forth in Executive Order 12856, SECNAVINST 5000.2A and OPNAVINST 5090.1B include requirements for the Navy to select and use the least hazardous materials to meet mission, operations, and maintenance needs. The Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), as executive agent for the Navy hazardous materials control and management (HMC&M) program, is assigned responsibilities to manage the supply aspects of pollution prevention, and to provide Navy-wide guidance for a uniform approach to the “up-front” reduction or elimination of hazardous materials, consistent with engineering suitability, operational needs, and cost considerations. This paper describes an effort undertaken to support NAVSUP by ensuring that management controls are applied to the procurement and use of less hazardous or nonhazardous materials. This was accomplished by identifying optimum value pollution prevention alternatives for implementation at the Department of Defense (DOD) installations.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Abatement and removal
Economic factors
Environmental issues
Hazardous materials
United States Navy
Value engineering