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Ems Guidebook Pa

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EnvironmentalManagementSystems
 A Guidebook for Improving Energy and Environmental Performance in Local Government 
2004
Edward G. Rendell,
Governor 
Kathleen A. McGinty
, Secretary 
 
Municipal EMS GuidebookPrepared by Five Winds International
ii
 
Acknowledgements
Five Winds International prepared this Guidebook with funding through a grant (2002-2004) fromthe Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Office of Energy and Technology Development (OETD). OETD would like to acknowledge the following individualsfor their participation and contributions to the design and content of this report:
Patrick McDonnell, Executive Assistant to the Special Deputy Secretary, DEP
Libby Dodson, Chief, Pollution Prevention/Energy Efficiency (P2E2) Division,Environmental Sustainability Bureau (ESB), OETD
Ed Pinero (former Acting Deputy Secretary, Office of Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance)
 Jeff Schaeberle (formerly with the P2E2 Division)
 John W. Borland, Sanitarian Program Specialist, Bureau of Water Supply and WastewaterManagement, Division of Wastewater Management
 John Herigan, Environmental Program Analyst, P2E2 Division, ESB, OETD
Glenn Stephens, Environmental Policy Analyst, P2E2 Division, ESB, OETD
Bob Zaccano, Manager, Southcentral Regional Office (SCRO) OETD
 Jim Young, Manager, Northcentral Regional Office (NCRO) OETD
Pilot Project Participants
OETD would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their participation and contributionsin the pilot project and this report:
 
 Amy Jo Labi-CarandoDirector of Recycling and Solid WasteLawrence County, Pennsylvania
Peter Bender & James HiltonHill View Manor long-term care facility New Castle, Pennsylvania
Doug Pomorski, Director of OperationsMary Simmons, Chief Financial Officer Tom Maggio, Grant AdministratorErie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority Erie, Pennsylvania
Bob Fustine, Manager Jim DeSantisBrockway Borough, Pennsylvania
 
Etienne Ozorak, Executive Director
 
Brenda Schmidt, Education SpecialistCrawford County Solid Waste Authority Crawford County, Pennsylvania
 
Mark Rickard, District DirectorMarty Rudegeair, Park Manager Two Mile Run County Park  Venango County, Pennsylvania
 Ann Rudegeair, President, ParksUnlimited
Lew Massie, Assistant SuperintendentDiane Campbell, Biosolids CoordinatorHampden County Wastewater Treatment PlantMechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
 
Scott McGrath, Environmental Planning ManagerSolid Waste Collection Operations andNW Transfer StationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
 
 
Municipal EMS GuidebookPrepared by Five Winds International
iii
 
Table of Contents
Section Title Page
1
 
 About this Guidebook.................................................................................1
 
S
TRUCTURE OF THIS
G
UIDEBOOK
...........................................................................................1
 
H
OW TO
U
SE
T
HIS
G
UIDEBOOK
..............................................................................................4
 
2
 
Environmental Management Systems.......................................................5
 
EMS M
ODELS
.......................................................................................................................5
 
T
HE
ISO 14001 EMS M
ODEL
...............................................................................................7
 
L
EVELS OF
EMS I
MPLEMENTATION
.......................................................................................10
 
3
 
Environmental Management Systems in Municipalities...........................14
 
M
UNICIPAL
EMS P
ILOT
P
ROJECT
.........................................................................................14
 
B
ENEFITS OF A
M
UNICIPAL
EMS..........................................................................................15
 
K
EY
S
UCCESS
F
 ACTORS
......................................................................................................17
 
I
MPLEMENTATION
C
OST AND
ROI.........................................................................................21
 
4
 
Is An EMS Right For You?.......................................................................24
 
G
 ATHER
I
NFORMATION
........................................................................................................25
 
 A
SSESS
D
RIVERS
................................................................................................................26
 
E
STIMATE
C
OSTS AND
B
ENEFITS
..........................................................................................26
 
S
ET
G
OALS
.........................................................................................................................27
 
5
 
EMS Tools and Implementation Plan.......................................................28
 
T
HE
F
OUR
P
HASE
EMS I
MPLEMENTATION
P
LAN
...................................................................29
 
6
 
 Additional Sources of EMS Information...................................................36
 
 Annex A – Glossary of Terms Annex B – Municipality Case Studies Annex C – Phase I – Policy Development and Management Commitment Checklist and Tools Annex D – Phase 2 – Planning and Information Management Checklist and Tools Annex E – Phase 3 – EMS Manual Preparation, Training and Implementation Checklist andTools Annex F – Phase 4 – Initiate Continuous Improvement Checklist and Tools Annex G – EMS ISO 14001 Gap Analysis Tool Annex H – Sample EMS Manual
 
(To reduce the length of this document, this manual isprovided as a separate, standalone reference from DEP).

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