Environmental Responsibility

Environmental Compliance

Environmental Compliance

Meeting all regulatory requirements and guidelines while completing the Army Reserve Mission.

The 88th RSC Environmental Compliance Program assists Units and its assets to comply with environmental regulations amidst the complex and technical rules.

There are more than 50,000 pages of environmental regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations alone. In addition, state, county and local laws are either equal to or more stringent than that of the federal requirements.

Administering the program are experts employed and located across all 19 states. They are experts in air, water, land, storage tanks, asbestos, radon, pesticides, stormwater, pollution prevention, noise, drinking water, recycling, lead, EPCRA, NEPA, environmental clean-up, PCBs, hazardous materials and hazardous waste.

To ensure compliance is maintained, each facility is audited annually using the Environmental Performance Assessment and Assistance System. When issues are discovered, corrective actions are recorded, tracked, and completed.

Staff assistance visits provide further assistance and guidance as needed. Failure to comply with environmental regulations can result in civil and criminal prosecution.

The 88th RSC proactively pursues compliance through planning and review, while working closely with facilities and units to provide guidance and improvement.

Environmental Compliance

The 88th RSC is committed to environmental protection and enhancement, pollution prevention and continual improvement.

This is accomplished by meeting or exceeding environmental standards and regulations, enabling Army Reserve operations to maximize readiness and protect Soldiers through the institutionalization of best management practices.

Contact us for guidance and support in:

  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Environmental Training
  • Spill Response
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Environmental Audits
  • Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint
  • Air Resources
  • Water Resources

Point of Contact:

88th RSC Environmental Division Chief
David Moore

Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection

Protect - Conserve - Restore – Preserve

The 88th RSC Environmental Division provides Installation Garrison-level support to all Army Reserve tenants, property, facilities and units throughout the command’s 19 state region.

The Army Reserve Environmental Program provides Soldiers and stakeholders with environmentally compliant and sustainable resources through proactive program management in support of mission execution.

Together we strive to be the Army’s premier environmental leaders, supporting and promoting the highest standards of mission readiness.

In doing so we reduce the risk to human health, environment and our military mission.

We provide the region technical expertise, surveys, plans and permits, environmental training, waste disposals, environmental assessments, staff assistant visits, and regulatory inspections.

The 88th RSC Environmental Division has both program subject matter experts and local environmental specialists who ensure regulatory compliance and environmental stewardship is achieved and maintained.

The Environmental Division goal is to identify and correct regulatory or compliance non-conformities and deficiencies thereby reducing Commanders’ risk of fines and notice of violations.

By working together, we can better manage limited resources, sustain training lands and improve mission capability; resulting in the 88th RSC continuing to be a leader in environmental compliance throughout the Army Reserve.

Point of Contact:

88th RSC Environmental Division Chief
David Moore

Environmental Conservation

Environmental Conservation

The 88th RSC Conservation Program is tasked with the protection of our history, the people, and the land on which we live.

The Conservation Program is broken down into three areas: Cultural Resources, Natural Resources and Pest Management. Please contact your local 88th RSC Area Environmental Protection Specialist if you have any questions or concerns.

Cultural Resources

Cultural Resources are the establishment of a historic preservation program, to include the identification, evaluation, and treatment of historic and cultural properties in consultation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, State Historic Preservation Officer, local governments, Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, and the public, as appropriate, in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations as well as DoD and DA guidance.

Natural Resources

Natural Resources provide for the conservation and rehabilitation of natural resources to protect wildlife, sensitive species and ecosystems on Army lands while supporting the training mission. To maintain the ecosystem, a variety of methods are used to include prescribed burns, mowing, agricultural leases, timber harvest, and chemical application to control weeds. By controlling the factors that degrade the ecosystem we support threatened and endangered species, wildlife and habitats.

Pest Management

Pest Management is the protection of the people and property from nuisance animal, insect and plant species which can physically injure, harbor disease and/or contain toxins. The 88th RSC uses Integrated Pest Management approach to address the issues associated with nuisances.

Point of Contact:

88th RSC Conservation Chief
Melani Tescher

Environmental Training

Environmental Training

The 88th RSC Environmental Training program enables the tenant units to meet legally mandated environmental training requirements and actively reduces the environmental risk at all levels from RSC Commander (landlord) to the unit Commanders (tenants).

Environmental Training is not only a requirement for those who work with hazardous chemicals, waste and environmental issues.

The 88th RSC Environmental Training Team provides courses to meet the requirements of Federal and state environmental regulations as well as AR 200-1.

Having properly trained people leads to sustainability and promotes healthier, safer, and more knowledgeable personnel. Additionally, it promotes improved Soldier readiness, improved efficiency of operations, reduction in waste and the cost of clean-ups.

Environmental considerations must be integrated into all our activities. Therefore, we request Commanders and Supervisors at all levels in 88th RSC facilities to comply with all applicable environmental protection regulations and policy.

Always ensure personnel receive all required training, as well as ensure all major training events have an environmental risk assessment completed by a trained Environmental Compliance Officer.

88th RSC Environmental Training Courses

Hazardous Materials/ Hazardous Waste Generators Initial Course:

What: This is a 5-day (32-hour) course, which meets the hazardous waste generator requirements under Federal Law and Army Regulations. Hazardous material and waste training is a major component of the Environmental Compliance Program.

Who: All full time support personnel working with hazardous materials and hazardous waste must be trained and hold a current certificate. This includes, but is not limited to AGR Motor Sergeants, AGR Supply Sergeants, and all (AMSA/ECS) mechanics. Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Waste Generators Annual Refresher Course:

What: The 8-hour annual requirement after completing the Initial course to reinforce the issues discussed.

Who: Personnel who have completed the Initial Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Waste Generators course. Environmental Risk: Advanced Environmental Compliance Officer Training Course:

What: This is a one-day (8-hour) course designed to inform the student of the roles and responsibilities of the ECO and to support the Command as required in AR 200-1. The course is centered on an exercise for the preparation, execution, and return from a training exercise. It covers many environmental aspects of the operation to include coordinating with the host environmental office.

Who: IAW AR 200-1, each Commander must appoint a Unit Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO) to monitor the unit's environmental compliance and advise on environmental requirements whether it is laws at Home Station, U.S. installation or Host Nation. Reserve Soldier Hazardous Materials/Waste/Spill Clean-Up Course:

What: This is a half-day (4-hour) awareness course that combines an overview of hazardous materials and hazardous waste issues and/or a condensed spill clean-up course.

Who: Intended for units whose personnel meet the requirement for hazardous material/hazardous waste training, but cannot attend the Initial course. This course is offered at the request of the unit Commander and can be held on drill weekends at the unit’s location.

Point of Contact:

88th RSC Environmental Training
Paul Bacon

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