The Instruction to EO 13423 "Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management" states that; Each agency shall, at all appropriate organizational levels, including agency, sub-agency, bureau, service, command, and/or facility, develop, implement, and maintain an EMS to be used to identify and address agency environmental, transportation, and energy issues.
The Hierarchical, Organization-focused Environment Safety and Health Management System (ESHMS) Implementation Guidance, prepared by the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, provides templates and instruction that can be used by Federal agencies to prepare and deploy an ESHMS through sub-units, down to each facility. With appropriate modification by the user, the templates may also be used for the development of a system that addresses environment only (i.e., EMS) or for a system that is implemented at only one level of the organization (e.g., facility).
FedCenter members who have questions about the ESHMS implementation guidance presented here or would like to discuss any aspect of it with Joe Cascio, Federal Environmental Executive, please use the online discussion forum below (you must be logged in to view the forum.) Mr. Cascio is available to reply to your comments directly online. Comments will also be accepted via firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-343-9673; or alternately, Will Garvey, EPA, e-mail email@example.com, 202-564-2458.