The rate of adoption and the quality of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) at military facilities requires support and leadership from the highest levels of management, adequate resources to both develop and implement EMS, and an acknowledgement by the military commanders that personnel involved in EMS are an integral, important part of facilities and operations management. Future success will depend on the responsiveness and robustness of the initial systems as well as their enthusiastic acceptance by facility and operations managers. The unifying, universal theme of this book is the effective communication of scientific results in a rapidly changing environment. Specific environmental issues related to operations at military facilities include encroachment on training ranges, implementation of effective EMS, pollution prevention in the military sector, and public participation, especially as this relates to the unique requirements of national security.
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Contributing Authors. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. I: Environmental Policy Perspective. International Conventions in Environment: For Better Mutual Cooperation; J. Silvan. Environmental Aspects of Managing of Natural Resource Assets within the Military Sector; R.A. Kreizenbeck. Environmental policy of the Czech Ministry of Defence; P. Kozel. Environmental policy in the Estonian Armed Forces; A. Rekker. NATO Environmental Doctrine from Hungarian Point of View; Z. Jaczo, A. Vincze. STANAG 7141 EP - Plan of Implementation in Poland; S. Wilczkowiak. II: Environmental Management Systems and Public Participation. Public Participation in Decisions Relating to the Environmental Management of Ministry of Defence Sites; S.M. Clark. Environmental Policy in the Slovak Armed Forces, Environmental Management System as a Change for the Future; L. Kusnir. Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in the Military Sector: Promoting Broader Implementation; M. Dawson. EMS in the Military Sector: Problems and Opportunities; R.T. Moore. Recommendations Based on the NATO-CCMS Pilot Study on Methodology, Focalization, Evaluation and Scope of Environmental Impact Assessment; K. Pavlickova. III: Environmental Security. Environmental Management Systems, Reliability Management and Vulnerability Assessments: Potential within Contemporary Security Settings; J.J. Barich III, K. Mahutova. Non-ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation and Environmental Security; A. Silins, I. Klavins. Consequences of the Chernobyl Catastrophe as a Prototype of Nuclear Terrorism; D.M. Grodzinsky. Environmental Security: a Case of Slovenia; M. Malesic. Military Conversion / Restructuring and Sustainable Development Strategy; W. Zadorsky. IV: Environmental Decision Support Research. Index of Environmental Acceptability of Military Training; A. Komár, et al. Method for the Military Facilities Risk Assessment; F. Božek, et al. Risk Assessment of Large Capacity Petrol Storehouse; F. Božek, et al. The Rowing Windows Methodology for Risk Management and Remedy Optimization, an Approach for Addressing Chemical Contamination across Large Areas of Soil; G. Dawson, N. Smith. Environmental Technologies Research and Deployments at Los Alamos National Laboratory; D.W. Wilburn. The Superfund Basic Research Program: A Model for Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Risk and Prevent Exposure; K.C. Donnelly, et al. V: Protection of Nature and Natural Systems. Protection of Rare Species and Habitats in the Armed Forces of Lithuania; I. Jakimavičiūtė. Slovak Military Veterinary Services Protect and Exploit Rare Species for 11 Years; J. Marcin, J. Németh. Protection of Natural Habitats within the Military Land, Experiences from U.S. Army, Europe; W.A. Grimm. The Problem of the Environment and Nature Conservation in Romania; D.A. Botzan, et al.