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Significant Environmental Aspects

ISO 14001
The requirements identified on this page are derived from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Additional information on this standard can be obtained from their Website at www.iso.org/iso/home.htm Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

An organization is required to identify the environmental interactions (i.e., aspects) of its activities, products, and services (i.e., processes or tasks) and to determine the actual and/or potential impacts of those aspects on the environment. When considering the actual or potential severity of the impacts, as well as the legal and other requirements that govern the aspects, organizations will identify certain aspects as being significant environmental aspects and set objectives to achieve a certain level of performance associated with them.

Region 7 has developed a procedure for determining how to discern our significant environmental aspects.  Using this procedure, we have identified 14 significant environmental aspects that result from our activities, products, and services performed within the scope of our EMS.

Region 7 EMS Operating Procedure Significant Environmental Aspects (PDF) (11 pp, 73K, About PDF)

Significant Environmental Aspects - FY14-15 (PDF) (1 pg., 63K, About PDF)

If you have questions about these significant environmental aspects, please contact the Region 7 Office of Public Affairs.

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