Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001

Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001

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In 1996, the Federal Facilities Council (FFC), which operates under the aegis of the National Research Council, established a standing committee on Environmental Engineering with the express purpose of providing a forum where federal environmental engineers and program managers could meet on a regular basis to exchange information about facilities-related environmental programs, policies, and issues. The committee members, like environmental program managers in other types of organizations, are increasingly concerned about achieving and demonstrating sound environmental performance by meeting the requirements of environmental regulations and limiting the impacts of their products or services on the environment. To foster communication and address concerns about EMSs, the FFC Standing Committee on Environmental Engineering hosted a one-day workshop on Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001. The workshop was held April 9, 1998, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.From 1982 to 1993, Dr. McKiel served in the Federal Supply Service of the General Services Administration (GSA) as Chief of ... program on acquisition of recycled and recyclable products, and developed and published GSAa#39;s first aquot; greenaquot; catalog. Dr. McKiel began her federal career in 1976, as an analytical chemist at the National Archives and Records Service (now an Independent Administration), anbsp;...

Title:Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001
Author:Federal Facilities Council, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1999-04-19


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