Set the environmental standard within the unit, and ensure soldiers are aware of and comply with that
Keep the chain of command informed of environmental problems and concerns.
Take immediate effective action in response to spills and other emergencies.
Enemy (Opposing Forces [OPFOR]).
Ensure the OPFOR commander understands environmental problems and concerns.
Know enemy characteristics and equipment.
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.
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.
Verification that Hazardous Substances are Turned-In and Stored IAW Local Unit Policy
And Applicable Environmental Regulations. Using your local Hazardous Waste Management Plan,
ensure that the following have been checked and completed: DD Form 1348-1 (DOD Single Line Item
Release/Receipt Document), the containers, fill capacity, markings, labeling, empty containers, and inspection.
DD Form 1348-1(DOD Single Line Item Release/Receipt Document). 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 for transportation.
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 Department of Transportation (DOT)-approved
containers, compatible with the materials being stored, will be used. A container holding waste is always
closed during storage. Containers holding waste are not opened, handled, or stored in a manner which
causes the container to rupture or leak. Containers holding ignitable or reactive wastes are located at least
50 feet from the installation's property line.