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4/9/13
Information Brief on Asbestos Control Methods Available

The DOE Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis has developed an Information Brief that provides an overview of EPA and State actions taken over the past year that pertain to the demolition of asbestos-containing structures and addresses the relevance to DOE sites. It also identifies a set of considerations for any DOE site engaged in the demolition of asbestos-containing structures. The Information Brief is available below:

1/28/13
Guidance on Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) Available

The DOE Office of Sustainability Support (HS-21) has developed an Information Brief, Federal Clean Air Act Requirements for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (HS-21-IB-2012-27) to provide guidance for compliance with new RICE regulations using under authority of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and the National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). Both NSPS regulations are applicable to RICE that are purchased, modified, or reconstructed after the applicability date of the NSPS [July 11, 2005, for Compression Ignition (CI) RICE and June 12, 2006, for Spark Ignition (SI) RICE]. HS-21 has also developed a Technical Assistance Tool (RICE Tool) or Addressing Clean Air Act Requirements for RICE at DOE Sites. PDFs of the Information Brief and the Technical Assistance Tool ares available below.

1/7/13
Training Course on DOE Order 436.1 Available

The DOE Office of Sustainability Support (HS-21) has developed training materials designed to supplement DOE line managers' understanding of what is required of them in implementing DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability. DOE Order 436.1 provides requirements and responsibilities for managing sustainability within DOE to:

  • ensure the Department carries out its missions in a sustainable manner that addresses national energy security and global environmental challenges, and advances sustainable, efficient and reliable energy for the future,
  • institute wholesale cultural change to factor sustainability and greenhouse gas reductions into all DOE corporate management decisions, and
  • ensure DOE achieves the sustainability goals established in its Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) pursuant to applicable statutes, regulations and Executive Orders, related performance scorecards, and sustainability initiatives.

The training on DOE Order 436.1 is available here.

12/28/12
Information Brief on Recycling Revenue and Energy Savings Available

The DOE Office of Sustainability Support (HS-21) has issued an Information Brief entitled, Sustainability Reinvestment: Recycling Revenue and Energy Savings [HS-21-IB-2012-29 (November 2012)]. The Information Brief provides DOE sites and programs with information concerning reinvesting revenues from recycling programs and savings from energy efficiency programs in site-based sustainability projects. It also describes several successful reinvestment programs at DOE sites. A PDF of the Information Brief is available below.

Recycling Revenue and Energy Savings Information Brief
(115,620 bytes, 4 pp.)

12/12/12
Information Brief on Environmental Justice Available

The DOE Office of Sustainability Support (HS-21) has published an Information brief [HS-21-IB-2012-28 (November 2012)], entitled, Executive Order 12898 Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority and Low-Income Populations. The Information Brief provides background information on Executive Order (E.O.) 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations, which directs each Federal agency to "make achieving environmental justice part of its mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations." A PDF of the Information Brief is available below.

Environmental Justice Information Brief
(198,217 bytes, 4 pp.)





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