Automating the management of environmental compliance reporting: Making the complex simple

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Environmental compliance reporting requirements are notoriously complex. This reporting complexity is compounded by organizational and functional complexity at Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA), where the Department of the Army has undertaken a multi billion dollar environmental cleanup action. This site is subject to both fixed and contingent federal, state, and local reporting requirements. Management and operation of the site is characterized by numerous organizational layers, and compliance information is generated by many different contractors and subcontractors. This information must be compiled by various managers and reported to either regulators or Department of the Army offices. The RMA Environmental Compliance Office and ... continued below

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Perkins, S. March 9, 2000.

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Environmental compliance reporting requirements are notoriously complex. This reporting complexity is compounded by organizational and functional complexity at Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA), where the Department of the Army has undertaken a multi billion dollar environmental cleanup action. This site is subject to both fixed and contingent federal, state, and local reporting requirements. Management and operation of the site is characterized by numerous organizational layers, and compliance information is generated by many different contractors and subcontractors. This information must be compiled by various managers and reported to either regulators or Department of the Army offices. The RMA Environmental Compliance Office and top-level management must be assured that these reports are being promptly generated and submitted. With over 1,500 individual reporting requirements forecasted for over the next 11 years, the managerial challenge is immense. To facilitate the collation of data and issuance of compliance reports, an intranet-based database is being developed. This database is designed to be available to all personnel with access to the site's environmental compliance intranet. It presents all applicable reporting requirements in an easily sortable format. Information available for each report includes deadlines, report status, recipients, individuals responsible for report generation, and other relevant data fields. Reports can be generated that are pertinent to a specific project, office, individual, or timeframe. Because the database is an integral component of the RMA environmental compliance intranet site, reporting requirements can be linked to the regulatory or site-specific document that is driving the report. As a given report is issued, those responsible for its issuance update the database and certify that the report has been transmitted, thus enabling the RMA Environmental Compliance Office and site managers to keep real-time track of a report's status.

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OSTI as DE00752892

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  • 26th Environmental Symposium and Exhibition, Long Beach, CA (US), 03/27/2000--03/30/2000

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  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707467

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Perkins, S. Automating the management of environmental compliance reporting: Making the complex simple, article, March 9, 2000; Argonne, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707467/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.