Environmental management/environmental management system plan:
Develop and implement management plans that incorporate scientific principles and that comply with environmental laws and ethical principles in a team environment
Environmental Management plans should always be integrative, and often are centered on an environmental management system (EMS).
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation shared the key elements of EMS
To creatively determine how well you understand the essence of EMS, please provide your assessment of the following elements in an environmental management plan for your home, including both building and grounds:
Assessing environmental effects (environmental aspects)
Compliance with laws / regulations (legal and other requirements) – please include a qualitative 2×2 risk assessment as part of this section
Setting environmental objectives and targets
Environmental management program(s)
Structure and responsibility
Training, awareness and competence
Please remember that you only need to provide aspects that are relevant to your home! For example, you do not need stack monitoring or effluent monitoring programs for your home!
The other criteria, each worth 10 points, are:
Clear introduction to your home or work so we have a good overview of location, size, and neighborhood of both building and grounds.
Clear format with subtopics under each key element as appropriate.
Clear and concise writing with topic sentence followed by supporting statements.
List of appropriate references in APA format, cited as needed. In the list of references should include appropriate 40 CFR regulations, and applicable state and local regulations.
The length of the Environmental Management Plan can be flexible given the variety of work and home situations we might find. I am hoping that you can write a concise plan that will be around 3000 words. The more concise, the better!
Using home address – 10620 Outpost Drive, North Potomac, MD