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423rd Environmental Policy Statement

MEMORANDUM FOR ALL BASE PERSONNEL
FROM: 501 CSW/CV
SUBJECT: Environmental Commitment Statement, RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth

I. Environmental quality and protection is the responsibility of everyone who works and lives in
the base area of RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth. Our primary goals are to:

a. Comply with all Final Governing Standards, Air Force Instructions and Policies, and local environmental standards.

b. Continuously strive for improvement in environmental performance.

c. Take all practicable steps to prevent pollution.

2. This commitment goes beyond compliance with the law and encompasses the integration of sound environmental practices into our daily decisions and activities. In support of this environmental statement, we will:

a. Maintain an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) and remain ready to respond to emergencies in order to improve our environmental performance and minimize adverse impacts to installation workers, their families and the environment.

b. Set environmental goals, measure progress, take corrective action when necessary, and communicate results and other environmental information regarding the installation's operations and its environmental accomplishments to workers, suppliers and the community.

c. Investigate and evaluate new and innovative technologies and practices as appropriate, establish and implement an effective pollution prevention program, minimize the generation of wastes, recycle materials otherwise destined to become waste when possible and dispose of any remaining wastes in an environmentally responsible manner.

d. Ensure the responsible use of energy throughout the installation, including the adoption of innovative practices and procedures that will conserve energy and improve energy efficiency.

e. Ensure the responsible use of water throughout the installation, including the adoption of innovative practices and procedures that will conserve water.

f. Provide regular operation-specific environmental performance reviews and assessments and develop plans to address actual or potential noncompliance situations.

g. Consider the significant aspects and impacts identified by Mission Partner EMS programs.

3. Compliance with this statement is the responsibility of each and every employee engaged by 423 ABG and associated tenant units, except DLA, DeCA and the Next Generation Estates Contractor, who have their own EMS programs.

RONALD E. CHEATHAM, Colonel, USAF Vice Commander