Identify environmental impacts of decisions.
Terrain and Weather.
Ensure high-risk areas (surface waters, archeological sites, and endangered species) are
Navigate accurately; know your location.
Ensure that there are redundant navigation aids or checks.
Know weather effects (dry/windy or wet/soggy conditions) and limit/alter operations accordingly.
Troops and Equipment.
Ensure that soldiers are briefed on environmental concerns/standards.
Demand situational awareness units, enemy, hazards, and environment.
Anticipate where maneuver density will be highest.
Use validated SOP to simplify operations.
Insist on accurate and timely spot reports.
Recognize soldier stress.
Maximize planning time.
Adjust pace and tempo.
Again, the best way to supervise and evaluate any type of controls or measures takes a wide-ranging effort.
By continually stressing environmental stewardship in everyday work duties and functions, you as the
supervisor can ensure that your subordinates integrate environmentally friendly and sustainable actions into
their daily duties.
PART H - PLANNING AND CONDUCTING ENVIRONMENTALLY
SUSTAINABLE ACTIONS AND TRAINING
When planning lab training exercises or preparing a lab SOP, always address the environmental risks
associated with the activity. Make sure that subordinates are aware of the risks involved with a given
exercise, mission, or other activity. Then, ensure subordinates are able to identify environmental risks
associated with everyday and out of the ordinary tasks.
In the absence of specific guidance (when laws, regulations, and policy do not necessarily apply), it
should be assumed that the toughest laws apply. This is the root of the Army's environmental ethic. Imagine
the worst possible scenario as a consequence of not acting morally right with regard to the situation.
PART I - VERIFICATION THAT HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ARE TURNED-IN
AND STORED IAW LOCAL UNIT POLICY AND APPLICABLE
Using your local Hazardous Waste Management Plan, ensure that the following have been checked and
completed: DD Form 1348-1, the containers, fill capacity, markings, labeling, empty containers, and
DD Form 1348-1. The Hazardous Waste Accumulation Facility Manager completes DD Form 1348-1.
The materials need to be properly classified, described, packaged, marked, labeled, and in proper condition
MIL-STD-129. The minimum requirements for the uniform marking of military supplies and equipment for
shipping and storage are provided in MIL-STD-129.
Containers. If a container is not in good condition or begins to leak, the contents are transferred to a
serviceable container or over-packed immediately. Only DOT-approved containers, compatible with the
materials being stored, will be used. A container holding waste is always closed during storage. Containers