Environmental Management Systems
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYTEMS 7
(1)What was the driving force of this plan? Was that driving force apolicy or regulations or both? Explain your answer with appropriatereference to the EMS plan. (10 points)
Theprimary objective of the LBNL Environmental Management Plan is topave the way for a system that appreciates the environment and seeksto ensure that the set environmental protection requirements are wellappropriated. The fight to provide a healthy environment is one ofthe most comprehensive and demanding aspects that need to bedeveloped in an inclusive and broad manner. The system needs to havea clear objective that should identify with every single partner whois identified as part of the program.
Theprimary goals of the EMS range from controlling pollution, conservingnatural resources, correcting environmental hazards and ensuringcompliance with the existing regulation on environmental pollution(Sarkaret. al 2016).The driving force of the EMS is a policy structured into stages:planning, implementation and operation, checking and correctiveaction, and management review. A well-established EMS plan has awell-defined policy or regulation that explains all the stages of theplan about the set objectives.
(2)Explain the difference between a compliance-based approach andperformance-based approach. How would the two approaches differ inmanaging ambient air quality standards? (10 points)
Thecompliance-based approach is modeled in reference to the existingfederal, state and local regulations. The programs and steps of theapproach are tailored to ensure a good and complementary relationshipbetween the EMS and other defining factors in the environment. Thegoals of the EMS are inflexible, but the approach is structured toavoid conflicts that may affect the policies and programs of otherrelated institutions. On the other hand, the performance-basedapproach provides a real and tangible business value to the EMS plan.It formulates goals and objectives that are dependent andwell-intended thus offering valuable and stronger environmentalbenefits (Environmental Management 2016).
Inmanaging ambient air quality standards, the two approaches differ inhow they respond to the issue. The compliance-based approach isdefined by preconceived standards and steps that limit its ability toexplore different options. The Bay Area Air Management District is anentrenched regulatory agency that is designed to realize and maintainNational Ambient Air Quality Standards. The agency has establishedstandards that the EMS needs to adhere. Moreover, the objectives ofthe EMS are captured within the compliance-based approach and thepredetermined standards of the Bay Area Air Management District. Onthe other hand, the performance-based approach is not built onpreconceived standards but rather it is developed and executed by theEMS objectives. This approach involves a direct input on the problemwith an aim to maintain desirable air quality standards (Welford2016). The main difference between the two approaches is the level ofdependence. The compliance –based approach is limited to specificstandards while the performance-based approach can structure its pathin solving a particular environmental problem.
(3)Discuss one ENMT keyword (other than EMS) used in this document thatyou have covered in your ENMT program. Explain the significance ofthat keyword in the larger context of environmental management aswell as how they are used in this document. (10 points)
Environment,Safety, and Health (ES&H) is a policy found in the Regulationsand Procedures and the Integrated Environment, Health, and SafetyManagement Plan. It refers to a policy that ensures the safety of allworkers, guest, the public and the environment in the process ofstructuring and executing program meant to conserve the environment(Environment,Health, and Safety Division Environmental Services Group 2009).Environment conservation is a process that covers multiple sectorsfrom science to human aspects of knowledge. It is likely that some ofthe aspects might have negative impacts on the humankind and theenvironment. This policy is set to establish common grounds uponwhich different environmental programs should be performed. It limitsthe risk of the programs and puts a lot of emphasis on the need todevelop safe programs that do not risk the lives of people and otherliving and nonliving things.
(4)Examine the “Environmental Compliance Management Plan” within theEMS plan you have read and provide a general multimedia approach tomanaging engineered nanomaterials. (30 points possible)
TheEnvironmental Compliance Management Plan is developed in response topredetermined policies on environmental conservation. The rationalebehind the plan is to ensure that the programs of the EMS do notalter with the set standards in the environment. It is likely for theEMS to initiate and run a program that disrupts the safety and peaceof the environment. The possibility of such occurrences is capturedwhen the EMS adheres to the set standards by establishing safetycontrol tools to harness any uncertainties in the programs. Employingthe same protocol under the multimedia approach in managingnonmaterial will involve the creation of a foundation upon which theprogram will be initiated (Sholarin 2016). The process will involvethe establishment of standards upon which the multimedia approachwill be built. The standards will capture all the possibilities ofthe programs and make a list of all the negative possibilities. Theprogram will then analyze the negative possibilities to clearlydesign the approaches that should not be taken in the delivery of theprogram. The main reason for the restriction is to ensure themultimedia approach is delivered by the desirable standards and setobjectives.
Thesucceeding phases of the program will involve the initiation of thedeveloped steps with an aim to realize specific results. Thecompliance management plan will be run alongside the program to setthe degree of compliance at every stage of the approach(Environmentalmanagement2016).Any diversion from the original plan will be met by well-developedcorrective measure to align the approach to the right track.
(5)Write a brief “Environmental Compliance Management Plan” for yourhome and yard based upon what you have learned in the ENMT program,including environmental laws, regulations, & policies, alignedwith ethical principles in sharing this earth with 7.4 billionpeople. (40 points)
EnvironmentalCompliance Management Plan
Objectiveof the Plan
Toensure that the environment around my home well converses and all thefactors of a good healthy environment are embraced: adequate trees,moderate grass distribution, limited pollution, clean water and anenvironment that supports good life.
1.Should not affect the environment of the whole neighborhood.
2.Procedures used should not threaten the lives of others in thesurrounding.
3.The programs should not confine particular natural resources anddeny others the chance to access them: water and air
4.The program should not affect the well-being of other people’shomes. For instance, it should not dump litter to other people’shomes with the goal to ensure a pollution free environment.
5.The programs used should be free of emission and safe for allliving things in the environment
Aspectsof the program
1.Develop a system that ensures water supply to all the trees in theyards.
2.Plan grass and ensure they are not stepped on by people.
3.Develop definite pathways to allow the grass and trees growwithout physical damage.
4.Develop a definite dumping site for garbage and develop recyclingtools.
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