The agreement commits the naval facility to participate in various EPA environmental stewardship programs
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Naval Weapons Station Earle to achieve a number of environmentally beneficial goals. The agreement signed by EPA and the U.S. Navy commits the naval facility to participate in various EPA environmental stewardship programs and promises technical assistance and support from EPA.
Under its Memorandum of Understanding with EPA, Naval Weapons Station Earle has agreed to:
• Become an EPA Energy Star partner.
• Join EPA’s WasteWise program and increase solid waste recycling and the re-use of industrial materials.
• Join EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign and Clean Construction program.
• Use water-saving WaterSense products and consult with EPA’s Greenscapes program to further improve its sustainable landscaping, water conservation and storm water management programs.
• Purchase environmentally preferable products to the maximum extent possible, which is consistent with the requirements of relevant federal procurement programs.
In addition, the base will continue to assess the feasibility of installing solar, wind and geothermal power sources for onsite renewable energy.
Naval Weapons Station Earle will submit a status report to EPA every six months. EPA will use this report to determine the environmental benefits associated with green activities on the base and provide feedback on ways to improve its environmental performance.