Th e Southern Review publishes environmental and energy related developments for DOD/Army leaders and installation staff. Covering the eight states in Federal Region 4, the Southern Review gives early notice of legislative and regulatory activities relevant to DOD interests. For install ations that implement an environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001 specifications, the content of the Review may help them identify emerging requirements. The Review is published under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The information in this publication is derived from a variety of sources and is not created by USACE. To read back issues of this or other Army REEO Reviews or to receive a monthly electronic copy, send an email request 2018 REPI C HALLENGE A WARD W INNERS A NNOUNCED T he Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program is pleased to announce Fort Benning Georgia, and Fort Huachuca Arizona, as the recipients of the 2018 REPI Challenge award. This year, the REPI Challenge focused on protecting critical D O D water supplies and leveraging innovative species crediting approaches to relieve environmental restrictions on military testing, training, or operations. The Fort Benning project will leverage $3.7 million in REPI Challenge funds, $1.3 million in Military Service funds, $5.4 million in other D O D funds, and $12.7 million in partner contributions to protect more than 7,000 acres contiguous to the installation. It will enable the installation to implement species crediting strategies and promote compatible la nd use around the base. The Fort Huachuc a project demonstrates strong stakeholder engagement and outlines a plan to promote compatible land uses that enable military training and operations while effectively reducing competition for limited water resources. The total award of $1.1 million in REP I Challenge funds will leverage $3.1 million in partner contributions to protect 1,150 acres in the eastern portion of the state. The REPI Challenge awards funds on an annual basis to one or more projects that provide innovative approaches to protecting the military mission. This annual competition seeks to cultivate projects that conserve land at a greater scale, thereby helping the REPI Program meet its ambitious goals in spite of limited funding. Since the initiation of the REPI Challenge in 2012, $42 million in REPI Program funds have been leveraged with $133 million in partner contributions to protect more than 118,000 acres of working lands, habitat and open spaces at 12 locations nati onwide. More information on the REPI Program and the REPI T ABLE OF C ONTENTS Alabama ................................ ................................ 2 Florida ................................ ................................ ... 2 Georgia ................................ ................................ .. 3 Kentucky ................................ ................................ 4 Mississippi ................................ .............................. 4 North Carolina ................................ ........................ 5 South Carolina ................................ ........................ 5 Tennessee ................................ .............................. 6 Federal Activity ................................ ....................... 6 DOD Activity ................................ ........................... 9 Professional Development ................................ ........ 9 Staff Directory ................................ ...................... 1 4 The U.S. Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office August 2018
Page 2 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office 2018 L EGISLATIVE S ESSION : 9 JAN THROUGH 24 APR There are no significant legislative activities to report P ROPOSED R ULE A IR Q UALITY S TATE I MPLEMENTATION P LAN The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has invited State Implementation Plan (SIP) meets all Section 110(a)(1) and 110(a)(2) provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) that address the requirements for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS ) ADEM has also invited comments on documents that amend changes to element D of a previously submitted Infrastructure State Implementation plan for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS and the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide ( SO 2 ) NAAQS. ADEM published a notice of public hearing 8 JUL 18. Comments must be received no later than 7 AUG 18. F EDERAL A CTIVITY A LABAMA A IR P LAN A PPROVAL The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) is taking final action to approve a SIP submitted 24 O CT 17 and a portion of a n infrastructure SIP submitted 9 DEC 15 by ADEM ( 83 FR 31454 ) The October 2 017 submission addresses the CAA conflict of interest requirements applicable to Alabama state boards or agency personnel with respect to the approval of permits or enforcement orders. Th e submission also specifically addresses requirements for implementat ion of the following NAAQS: 1997, 2006, and 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM 2.5 ) ; 2008 8 hour Ozone ; 2008 Lead ; 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO 2 ) ; and 2010 SO 2 This rule is effective 6 AUG 18. 201 8 L EGISLATIVE S ESSION : 8 JAN THROUGH 7 MAR There are no significant legislative activities to report P ROPOSED R ULES C ONSUMPTIVE U SE P ERMITS The St. Johns River Water Management District ( WMD ) propose s to amend rules in Chapter 40C 2, F.A.C. to update the types of consumptive use permits the district staff is delegated the authority to approve. The district published a notice of proposed rule 11 JUL 18. For more information or to comment on any state issue in Region 4, please contact Dave Blalock REEO S Regional Counsel, (404) 545 5655.
Page 3 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office W ATER S UPPLY A SSESSMENT The Northwest Florida WMD requests public input regarding updates to the Water Supply Assessment (WSA). The ass essment evaluates the sufficiency of water resources to support existing and future reasonable beneficial uses and to sustain the water resources and related natural systems over a 20 year planning period. The WMD held workshops 24 JUL 18, 26 JUL 18, and 3 1 JUL 18 to provide an opportunity for local governments, water utilities, and other affected and interested parties including the public to provide feedback on the draft results of the 2018 WSA. N ATIVE F LORIDA M AMMALS The Fish and Wildlife Conservation C ommission (FWC) requests public input on draft rules for native Florida m ammals These rules will cover species like the s outhern f ox s quirrel the e astern c hipmunk the Homosassa s hrew Florida mice, m ink b ats s outheastern f lying s quirrels and s outheastern p ocket g ophers FWC published notice 12 JUL 18. A IR P OLLUTION P ROGRAMS The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) proposes to incorp orate requirements of FDEP 's federally approved and delegated air pollution programs. These rule amendments include deletion of obsolete and unnecessary federal regulations that FDEP previously adopted by reference and streamlines adoptions by reference wh ere appropriate. FDEP published a notice of proposed rule 13 JUL 18. E NDANGERED AND T HREATENED S PECIES FWC proposes to revise the Florida Endangered and Threatened Species List to reflect f ederal listing changes. Rule 68A 27.0012(1) F.A.C. requires that when species native to Florida are added or reclassified under the f ederal Endangered Species Act (ESA), the species shall be so listed or reclassified in the F.A.C. to reflect the federal designation. Because of recent federal designations, staff is proposing to add two species Nassau grouper and giant manta ray to 68A 27.003(1). FWC published a notice of rule filing 24 JUL 18. The rules were effective 20 JUL 18. D ISCHARGES FROM P ETROLEUM C ONTAMINATED S ITES FDEP proposes to revis e the rules regarding t he National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Generic Permit for Discharges from Petroleum Contaminated Sites. FDEP published a notice of proposed rule 6 JUL 18 V ERIFIED L IST OF I MPAIRED W ATERS FDEP issued an order regarding revisions to the Verified List of Impaired Waters for the Group 5 Basins (Everglades, Florida Keys, Indian River Lagoon, Perdido, Springs Coast, and Upper East Coast). These revisions/amendments will be submitted to EPA pursuant to subsection 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and shall serve to update the previously approved subsection 303(d) list of Florida waters. FDEP issued notice of the order 6 JUL 18. 2018 L EGISLATIVE S ESSION : 8 JAN THROUGH 2 9 MAR There are no significant legislative activities to report P ROPOSED R ULES M UNICIPAL S EPARATE S TORM S EWER S YSTEMS The Georgia Environmental Protection Division ( GEPD ) is considering the reissuance of General NPDES Permit No. GAG480000 authorizing stormwater discharges from Phase II small municipal separate storm sewer system s at military facilities to the waters of the state of Georgia. Coverage under this permit will be achieved by submittal of a Notice of Intent. GEPD issued notice 16 JUL 18. A IR Q UALITY S TATE I MPLEMENTATION P LAN GEPD invites current SIP contains the Section 110(a) elements of the CAA that are required to meet the 2015 Ozone NAAQS. G EPD issued notice 25 JUL 18.
Page 4 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office F INAL R ULE A IR R ULE A MENDMENTS GEPD has finalized amendments to air quality control rules, Chapter 391 3 1, required to comply with the CAA and to exercise authority approved or delegated by EPA to implement federal air quality standards GEPD filed the final rule 3 JUL 18. The rules were effective 23 JUL 18. F EDERAL A CTIVITY G EORGIA A IR P LAN A PPROVAL G EPD submitted revisions to the Georgia SIP on 13 NOV 17 EPA is proposing to approve SIP revisions, which modify the s tate's air quality regulations as incorporated into the SIP ( 83 FR 33168 ) Specifically, the revisions pertain to definition changes, including the modifi s ) and changes to the s tate's air quality standards for SO 2 ; particulate matter (both PM 2.5 and PM 10 ) ; carbon monoxide ; ozone ; lead ; and NO 2 to be consistent with the NAAQS. EPA is proposing to a pprove these provisions of the SIP revisions because the s tate has demonstrated that the changes are consistent with the CAA. 2018 L EGISLATIVE S ESSION : 2 JAN THROUGH 13 APR There are no significant legislative or regulatory activities to report F EDERAL A CTIVITY K ENTUCKY A IR P LAN A PPROVAL EPA is approving a revision to Kentucky's SIP pertaining to the good neighbor provision of the CAA for the 2008 8 hour O zone NAAQS ( 83 FR 33730 ) Kentucky submitted a draft version of this SIP revision for parallel processing by EPA on 28 FEB 18 and submitted a final version that contained no substantive changes on 10 MAY 18 The good neighbor provision requires each state's implementation plan to address the interstate transport of air pollution in amounts that contribute significantly to nonatt ainment, or interfere with maintenance, of a NAAQS in any other state. E PA is approving Kentucky's submission demonstrating that no additional emission reductions are necessary to address the good neighbor provision for the 2008 O zone NAAQS beyond those re quired by the Cross State Air Pollution Rule ( CSAPR ) Update fed eral implementation plan (FIP). This rule is effective 16 AUG 18. 2018 L EGISLATIVE S ESSION : 2 JAN THROUGH 2 APR There are no significant legislative or regulatory activities to report P ROPOS ED R ULE C OASTAL W ETLANDS AND C OASTAL Z ONES The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) proposes rules regarding coastal wetlands and coastal zones. MDMR filed the proposed rule 19 JUL 18.
Page 5 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office F INAL R ULE R EGULATIONS FOR C ONTROL OF R ADIATION The Mississippi Department of Health has adopted changes to Regulations for Control of Radiation for compatibility with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The changes include adopting NRC rules by reference with exceptions with minor corrections. The department filed the final rule 16 JUL 18 201 8 L EGISLATIVE S ESSION : 10 JAN THROUGH 1 JUL There are no significant legislative activities to report P ROPOSED R ULES T EMPORARY E ROSION C ONTROL S TRUCTURES The Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) has proposed rules regarding temporary erosion control structures (sandbags). CRC published the proposed rule 16 JUL 18. W ATER T REATMENT F ACILITY O PERATORS Th e North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) has proposed rulemaking deemed necessary and beneficial for public water systems to retain licensed cross connection control operators to oversee the maintenance and functionality of backflow pre vention assemblies, regardless of where the assemblies are physically connected to a distribution system. NCDEQ published the proposed rule 2 JUL 18. F EDERAL A C TIVITY N ORTH C AROLINA A IR P LAN A PPROVAL EPA is proposing to approve a SIP revision submitted by NC DEQ on 17 NOV 17 for the purpose of removing 26 counties from North Carolina's expanded inspection and maintenance program, which was previously approved into the SIP for use as a component of NC DEQ 's Nitrogen Oxides (NO X ) Budget and Allowance Trading Program ( 83 FR 35444 ) EPA has evaluated whether th e SIP revision would interfere with the requirements of the CAA including EPA regulation s related to statewide NO X emissions budgets. EPA is proposing to determine that NC DEQ 's 17 NOV 17 SIP revision is consistent with the applicable provisions of the CAA. 2018 L EGISLATIVE S ESSION : 9 JAN THROUGH 7 JUN There are no significant legislative ac tivities to report P ROPOSED R ULE A IR Q UALITY S TATE I MPLEMENTATION P LAN The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) invite s public comment on the d DHEC proposes to address the requirements under sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the CAA for an infrastructure SIP certification. The requirements were developed to assure attainment and maintenance of the NAAQS. DHEC issued notice 27 JUL 18.
Page 6 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office \ 201 8 L EGISLATIVE S ESSION : 9 JAN THROUGH 16 APR There are no significant legislative activities to report P ROPOSED R ULE S A IR P OLLUTION C ONTROL R ULES AND SIP A MENDMENTS The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) invites public comment on the proposed Infrastructure SIP for the 2015 O zone NAAQS that is required by the federal CAA in Sections 110(a)(1) and 110(a)(2). The 2015 O zone NAAQS is 70 parts pe r billion (ppb) and was promulgated 1 OCT 15 by EPA. The deadline for submitting the Infrastructure SIP to EPA is 1 OCT 18 TDEC issued notice 27 JUL 18. U NDERGROUND S TORAGE T ANK (UST) R EGULATIONS TDEC proposes rulemaking to make changes to state UST rules to incorporate revisions made to federal UST regulations in 2015. TDEC filed the rulemaking hearing rule 3 JUL 18. F EDERAL A CTIVITY T ENNESSEE A IR P LAN A PPROVAL EPA is approving a SIP revision submitted by TDEC on 11 NOV 17 for the purpose of establishing minor changes to the gasoline dispensing regulations, including adding clarifyin g language and effective and compliance dates and specifying the counties subject to the reporting requirement rule ( 83 FR 33132 ) EPA has determined that Tennessee's 11 NOV 17 SIP revision is approvable because it is consistent with the CAA and with EPA's regulations and guidance. A IR G OOD N EIGHBOR O BLIGATIONS FOR 2008 O ZONE NAAQS. EPA propos es to determine the CSAPR Update for the 2008 O zone NAAQS fully addresses certain states' obligations under CAA section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) regarding interstate pollution transport ( 83 FR 31915 ) The CSAPR Update, published 26 OCT 16 promulgated Federal Impleme ntation Plan s for 22 states in the eastern U.S. In the final CSAPR Update, based on information available at that time, the EPA could not conclude that the rule fully addressed CAA section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) obligations for 21 of the 22 CSAPR Update states EPA now proposes a determination that, based on additional information and analysis, the CSAPR Update fully addresses this CAA provision for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS for all remaining CSAPR Update states. Comments must be received on or before 31 AUG 18. E NE RGY R ENEWABLE F UEL S TANDARD P ROGRAM Under section 211 of the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to set renewable fuel percentage standards every year. This action proposes the annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel that apply to gasoline and diesel transportation fuel produced or imported in 2019 ( 83 FR 32024 ) Relying on statutory waiver authority that is available when the projected cellulosic biofuel production volume is less than the applicable volume specified in the statute, EPA is
Page 7 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office proposing volume requirement s for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel that are below the statutory volume targets. EPA also is proposing the applicable volume of biomass based diesel for 2020. M ARINE R ESOURCES M ARINE M AMMAL S TOCK A SSESSMENT R EPORTS As requ ired by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) considered public comments for revisions of the 2017 marine mammal stock assessment reports (SAR) ( 83 FR 32093 ) This notice announces the availability of the final 2017 SARs for the 75 stocks that were updated. Section 117 of the MMPA ( 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq. ) requires NMFS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to prepare stock assessments for each st ock of marine mammals occurring in waters under the jurisdiction of the U.S. including the Exclusive Economic Zone. These reports must contain information regarding the distribution and abundance of the stock, population growth rates and trends, estimates of annual human caused mortality and serious injury from all sources, descriptions of the fisheries with which the stock interacts, and the status of the stock. The MMPA requires NMFS and FWS to review the SARs at least annually for strategic stocks and s tocks for which significant new information is available, and at least once every three years for non strategic stocks. NEPA U PDATE TO NEPA I MPLEMENTING R EGULATIONS E XTENDED P UBLIC C OMMENT On 20 JUN 18 the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published ( 83 FR 28591 ). CEQ is extending the comment period on the ANPRM, which was scheduled to close 20 JUL 18 for 31 days until 20 AUG 18 ( 83 FR 32071 ) CEQ is making this change in response to public requests for an extension of the comment perio d. C ORAL R EEF C ONSERVATION P ROGRAM The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management announces its intention to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) ( 83 FR 32099 ). NOAA will prepare the PEIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for its Co ral Reef Conservation Program, which is implemented in coastal areas and marine waters of Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Pacific Remote Isl and Area, and targeted international regions including the wider Caribbean, the Coral Triangle, the South Pacific, and Micronesia. Publication of this document begins the official scoping period that will help identify issues and alternatives to be conside red in the PEIS. Comments on the intent to prepare a PEIS will be accepted no later than 15 AUG 18. T OXICS M ERCURY AND A IR T OXICS S TANDARDS (MATS) E LECTRONIC R EPORTING R EQUIREMENTS EPA is taking final action to extend the period during which certain elect ronic reports required by the MATS may be submitted as PDF files using the Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System Client Tool ( 83 FR 30879 ) This action will extend the end date of that period from 30 JUN 1 8 to 1 JUL 20 EPA is taking this action because the electronic reporting system that owners or operators of affected MATS sources will be required to use when PDF filing is no longer allowed will not be available by 30 JUN 18 This extension does not alte r the responsibility of owners or operators of affected MATS sources to comply with the applicable MATS and report their compliance information to the appropriate authority. T his rule is effective 1 JUL 18 T HREATENED AND E NDANGERED S PECIES I NTERAGENCY C OO PERATION UNDER THE E NDANGERED S PECIES A CT FWS and NMFS propose to amend portions of regulations that implement section 7 of the ESA ( 83 FR 35178 ) The s ervices are proposing these changes to improve
Page 8 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office and clarify the interagency consultation processes and make them more efficient and consistent. Comments must be received no later tha n 24 SEP 18. L ISTING S PECIES AND D ESIGNATING C RITICAL H ABITAT FWS and NMFS propose to revise portions of regulations that implement section 4 of the ESA ( 83 FR 35193 ) The proposed revisions clarify, interpret, and implement portions of the ESA concerning the procedures and criteria used for listing or removing species from the Lis ts of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants and designating critical habitat. FWS and NMFS also propose to make multiple technical revisions to update existing sections or to refer appropriately to other sections. Comments must be received no later than 24 SEP 18. P ROHIBITIONS TO T HREATENED W ILDLIFE AND P LANTS FWS p ropose s to revise regulations extending most of the prohibitions for activities involving endangered species to threatened species ( 83 FR 35174 ) For species already listed as a threatened, the proposed regulations w ould not alter the applicable prohibitions. Species listed or reclassified as a threatened species after the effective date of this rule, if finalized, would have protective regulations only if FWS promulgates a species specific rule (also referred to as a special rule). In those cases, FWS intend s to finalize the species specific rule concurrent with the final listing or reclassification determination. Comments must be received no later than 24 SEP 18. W ITHDRAWN C OMPENSATORY M ITIGATION P OLICY FWS is withdrawing ( 83 FR 36469 ) the ESA Compensatory Mitigation Policy (CMP) publi shed 27 DEC 16 ( 81 FR 95316 ) On 6 NOV 17 FWS requested additional public co mments regarding the policy's overall mitigation planning goal of net conservation gain. FWS is withdrawing this policy based on the position that FWS with current e xecutive branch policy. Except as otherwise specified, all policies or guidance documents that were superseded by the ESA CMP are reinstated. The withdrawal was effective 30 JUL 18. W ITHDRAWN M ITIGATION P OLICY FWS is withdrawing the Mitigation Policy ( 81 FR 83440 ) published 21 NOV 16 which guides FWS recommendations on mitigating the adverse impacts of land and water developments on fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats ( 83 FR 36472 ) FWS is withdrawing this policy based on the position that FWS does not have authority e xecutive branch policy. Until further notice, all policies that were superseded by the 2016 Mitigation Policy are reinstated. The withdrawal was effective 30 JUL 18. W ASTE SW846 T EST M ETHOD U PDATE announced the finalization of SW 846 Update VI, Phase II. Th e update contains two organic methods 8260D and 8270E for the analysis of volatile and semivolatile compounds in solid waste and various other environmental media using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. These two major organic methods have been revised to include the addition of new analytes and preparation methods ; the option of hydrogen as a carrier gas ; the use of advanced measurement techniques (e.g., selected ion monitoring, chemical ionization, tandem mass spectrometry) ; and updated language for lower limit of quantitation and m ethod blanks. In addition, tuning requirements were updated to harmonize with other EPA program methods. W ATER W ATERS OF THE U NITED S TATES D EFINITION EPA and USACE clarify, supplement and seek additional comment on a proposal to repeal the Clean Water Ru le Defin ition of Waters of 83 FR 32227 ) T he agencies propose to repeal the r ule, established in 2015 ( 80 FR 37053 ), and restore the regulatory text that existed prior to the 2015 r ule, as infor med by guidance in effect at that time. If this proposal is finalized, regulations defining the scope of federal CWA jurisdiction would be as they existed before the amendments promulgated in the 2015 r ule. Those regulatory definitions are the ones that th e agencies are currently implementing in light of the agencies' final rule
Page 9 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office published 6 FEB 18 ( 83 FR 5200 ) adding a 6 FEB 20 applicability date to the 2015 r ule, as well as judicial decis ions enjoining and staying the 2015 r ule. R EPORT ON F EDERAL R OLE IN G ROUNDWATER S UPPLY The Congressional Research Service released a report for Congress that provides an overview of the federal role in groundwater supply and recent federal legislation in the 115 th Congress ( R45259 ). According to the report, Congress generally has deferred management of U.S. groundwater resources to the states, and that practice appears likely to continue. However, Congress, various states, and other stakeholders recently have focused on the potential for using surface water to recharge aquifers and the ability to recover stored groundwater when needed. DOD R EPORT TO C ONGRESS A LTERNATIVES TO F ILM F ORMING F OAM In June, the Secretary of Defense submitted a report to Congress on alternatives to film forming foam. The report, required by section 1059 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2018, contains information on the following requirements: A detailed explan ation of DOD efforts with respect to developing a new military specification for safe and effective alternatives to aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) that do not contain perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA); An update on DOD pla ns for replacing AFFF containing PFOS or PFOA at military installations across the country and methods of disposal for AFFF containing PFOS or PFOA; An overview of current and planned research and development for AFFF alternatives that do not contain PFOS or PFOA; and An assessment of how the establishment of a maximum contaminant level for PFOS or PFOA under the Safe Drinking Water Act, rather than the current health advisory level, would impact DOD mitigation actions, prioritization of such actions, and research and development related to PFOS and PFOA. L EGACY P ROGRAM F UNDING C ALL FOR P RE P ROPOSALS The DOD Legacy Resource Management Program announced a request for pre proposals for fiscal 2019 funding. All projects must address at least one of the Areas of Emphasis (AOEs) and support mission For fiscal 2019, the legacy program will consider proposals that address the following AOEs: 1) addressing mission priority threatened, endangered, and at risk species; or 2) addressing mission priorities through strategic cultural resource management. Pr e proposals are due 17 AUG 18. Full proposals will be requested via correspondence 1 OCT 18. Full proposals are due 16 NOV 18. Funding announcements will be made when funds are available and releasable. For more information about the DOD Legacy Resource Ma nagement Program, including pre proposal guidelines and a fillable pre proposal form, click here DOD T RAINING S OURCES US A RMY C ORPS OF E NGINEERS PROSPECT T RAINING (C LASSROOM ). USACE announces course availability for the FY 20 1 8 PROSPECT (i.e., Proponent Sponsored Engineer Corps Training ) program. Courses are open to federal, state, county, and city employees and contractors. There are d ifferent registration processes for each entity. Please refer to the course catalog and list of classes and schedule for details. Environmental courses include, but are not limited to:
Page 10 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office CERCLA/RCRA Process (Course Control Number (CCN) 356 ) Environmental Laws and Regulations (CCN 170 ) Environmental Regulations Practical Application Cou rse (CCN 398 ) Environmental Remediation Technologies (CCN 395 ) Hazardous Waste Manifesting / DOT Certification (CCN 223 ) Hazardous Waste Manifesting 16 Hour DOT Recertification Course (CCN 429 ) Hazardous/Toxic and Radioactive Waste Construction Inspection (CCN 141) Radioactive Waste T ransport (CCN 441 ) The Complete RCRA Course (Hazardous Waste Generation, Management, and Corrective Action) (CCN 226 ) N AVY C IVIL E NGINEER C ORPS O FFICERS S CHOOL T RAINING The Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS) offers training on environmental management, pollution prevention, environmental compliance, environmental conservation and planning, and environmental restoration. Energy course offerings include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Energy Information Administration, and Energy Technology Informati on. Click here for information on course offerings and times. Courses offered by CECOS are available to all military and civilian employees of the U.S. government, free of ch arge. Travel costs are borne by the student. A IR F ORCE C IVIL E NGINEERING S CHOOL T RAINING The Air Force Civil Engineer School offers a variety of environmental management courses and seminars, including Interservice Environmental Education Review Board (ISEERB) offerings. Courses are available to all military and civilian employees of the U.S. government, free of charge. Travel costs are borne by the student. D EFENSE AND F EDERAL E NVIRONMENTAL T RAINING /A WARENESS The Army offers numerous environmental training courses (classroom and online). Explore training opportunities on the U.S. Army Environmental Command website which has links to training provided by DOD organizations. S TRATEGIC E NVIRONMENTAL R ESEARCH AND D EVELOPMENT P ROGRAM ( SERDP ) AND E NVIRONMENTAL S ECURITY T ECHNOLOGY C ERTIFICATION P ROGRAM ( ESTCP ) W EBINAR S ERIES (O NLINE ) DOD environmental research and development funding programs ( SERDP and ESTCP ) launched a webinar series to promote the transfer of innovative, cost effective and sustainable solutions developed using SERDP and ESTCP funding. Live webinars are offered every two weeks on Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. Eastern for 90 minutes. Most webinars feature two 30 minute presentations and interactive question and answer session s on topics targeted for DOD and Department of Energy audiences. Prior presentations are archived for viewing any time. Recently archived webinars, available on demand here include: Management of Novel Hawaiian Ecosystems Research and Develo New Resource Conservation Insights to Desert Environments REPI W EBINAR S ERIES (O NLINE ) offers webinars on best practices, tutorials, and knowledge sharing on partnerships that support the military mission and accelerate the pace and rate of land conservation. S USTAINING M ILITARY R EADIN ESS C ONFERENCE The conference, Restoring Readiness through Planning and Partnerships will be held 13 16 AUG 18 in St. Louis, MO Lessons learned and best practices to support military readiness and enhance DOD capabilities will be shared.
Page 11 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office F EDERAL T RAINING S OURCES F EDERAL F ACILITIES E NVIRONMENTAL S TEWARDSHIP AND C OMPLIANCE A SSISTANCE C ENTER (O NLINE ). FedCenter.gov is the federal government's home for comprehensive environmental stewardship, compliance assistance, and professional development information. FedCenter.gov provides a wide variety of information, such as: Program development (e.g., environmental management systems, green procurement program); Federal and state regulatory requirements for various facility activities; Access to environmental assistance ; Access to free, FedCenter sponsored courses ; and Partnerships FedCenter also provides member assistance services such as collaboration tools fo r workgroups, environmental reporting tools, and daily newsletter and subscription services. B IOBASED P RODUCT T RAINING S ERIES (O NLINE ). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers a series of on demand training modules about biobased products and the BioPreferred Program: Fundamentals: Biobased Products and the BioPreferred Program Sustainable Acquisition: Biobased Requirements in the New Executive Order 13693 Contracting Officer Role in Contractor Reporting of Biobased Product Purchases BioPreferred Training for USDA Acquisition Community From Awareness to Action: The BioPreferred Federal Procurement Preference Program Products in Operations, Maintenance, and Cleaning G UIDING P RINCIPLES FOR S USTAINABLE F EDERAL B UILDINGS (O NLINE ). This training series from the Federal Energy Management Program ( FEMP ) provides updated guidance for complying with the 2016 Guiding Princ iples for Sustainable Federal Buildings. The series consists of five on demand courses: 2016 Guiding Principle I: Employ Integrated Design Principles and Introduction 2016 Guiding Principle II: Optimize Energy Performance 2016 Guiding Principle III: Protect and Conserve Water 2016 Guiding Principle IV: Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality 2016 Guiding Principle V: Red uce Environmental Impact of Materials and Guiding Principle VI Assess and Consider Climate Change Risks EPA S USTAINABLE M ATERIALS M ANAGEMENT A CADEMY (O NLINE ). Learn about key issues, successful projects, and a variety of best management practices for creating waste management programs, from the series of live and archived webinars Building on the familiar concept of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle sustainable materials management is a systemic approach that seeks to reduce materials use and their associated environmental impacts over their entire life cycle, starting with extraction of natural resources and product design and ending with decisions on recycling or final disposal. The format is a formal presentation followed by a question and answer session. S USTAINABLE A CQUISITION FOR F EDERAL A GENCIES (O NLINE ). The two hour course provides s taff involved in specifying and purchasing with a thorough introduction to compliance requirements, processes, and tools for procuring sustainable products and services. Participants will receive specific guidance in how to meet executive order and Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements and understand how sustainable acquisition benefits their agency, community, and the environment.
Page 12 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office S USTAINABLE A CQUISITION T RAINING R ESOURCES (O NLINE ). The interagency federal Sustainable Acquisition & Materials Manageme nt Practices Workgroup compiled a spreadsheet of sustainable acquisition training resources developed or hosted by federal agencies that are avai lable to government employees, businesses, and non governmental organizations. FEMP E T RAINING C OURSES (O NLINE ). FEMP offers interactive, eTraining courses to help federal agencies develop core competencies and comply with energy efficiency and renewable energy water management and sustainability requirements. FEMP is partnering with the National Insti tute of Building Sciences' Whole Building Design Guide to host these comprehensive, FEMP developed eTraining courses. Promotional materials are available to help federal age ncies encourage the completion of FEMP's eTraining courses. E NERGY S TAR (O NLINE ). Energy Star program helps identify and promote energy efficiency in products, homes, and buildings. EPA hosts a webinar series that covers a range of topics, from how to benchmark in Portfolio Manager to financing energy efficiency improvements to how to engage building occupants. I NTERSTATE T ECHNOLOG Y AND R EGULATORY C OUNCIL (ITRC) T RAINING (O NLINE ). ITRC is a state led coalition working with federal partners, industry, academia, and stakeholders to achieve regulatory acceptance of environmental training courses to reach a geographically dispersed audience of regulators, consultants, and other members of the environmental community. The training sessions last approximately two hours, cover tec hnical and regulatory information specific to environmental technologies and innovative approaches, and are supported by consensus based ITRC guidance documents. here (dates subject to change). G ENERAL C ONFORMITY T RAINING M ODULES (O NLINE ). The General Conformity Rule ens ures that the actions taken by federal agencies in nonattainment and maintenance areas do not interfere with a state's plans to meet national standards online training conformity training program covers all aspects of the rule and is divided into four modules. W ATER M ANAGEMENT B ASICS (O NLINE ). This FEMP online course provides a concise introduction to comprehensive water management, to include key topic areas of basic water management terminology, history of federal water mandates, current Executive Order 13693 provisions, best practices associated with comprehensive water management, and proven water conservation financing mechanisms and strategies. The three module course offers a thorough overview of water managem ent in the federal context: Module One: Introduction to Federal Water Management Module Two: Introduction to Comprehensive Water Management Module Three: Financing and Launching Water Management Projects C LIMATE C HANGE S CIENCE AND M ANAGEMENT W EBINAR S ERIES (O NLINE ). This U.S. Geological Survey webinar series was developed to inform scientists, land managers, and the public about potential and predicted climate change impacts on fish and wildlife and to help guide resource management decisions across the United States. Video recordings with closed captioning a re made available one to two weeks after each presentation. The next webinar is scheduled for 22 FEB 18. Information on upcoming webinars is available from the BioClimate newsletter ( click to sub scribe). W ATER /W ASTEWATER U TILITY A LL H AZARDS B OOTCAMP T RAINING (O NLINE ). Hosted by EPA, this training course is designed for water and wastewater employees responsible for emergency response and recovery activities. It also explains why and how to implement an all hazards program and will cover prevention and mitigation preparedness response and recovery.
Page 13 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office O THER T RAINING R ESOURCES C OOPERATIVE F EDERALISM W EBINAR ( O NLINE ). The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) released a webinar available on demand, highlight ing paper on Cooperative Federalism 2.0 and offer ing a deeper look into the EPA s tate relationship. 2018 D ESIGN AND C ONSTRUCTION I SSUES AT H AZARDOUS W ASTE S ITE S The Society for American Military Engineers (SAME) and EPA are co hosting the third symposium on design and construction issues at hazardous waste sites in Denver, Colo., 5 7 NOV 18 The symposium is designed to encourage dialogue and information sharin g on design and construction issues relevant to hazardous waste sites in the western United States. The registration fee is waived for public agency/government employees.
Page 14 of 14 Southern Review August 201 8 Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office Director/DOD Region 4 REC (4 04 ) 562 5146 Regional Counsel (4 04 ) 562 5016 Region 4 Army REC (404) 562 5231 (4 04 ) 562 5023 How the Regional Offices Work for You the military and regional policymakers helps to resolve issues before they become laws and regulations. The REEOs monitor proposed state environmental and energy laws and regulations for impacts to installation missions. When legislation or a regulation important to the Army or DOD is being developed, REEOs work with the o ther military Services to assure that DOD To comment on items in the Southern Review please contact the Regional Environmental Coordinator listed at the top of page two. To be added to the Southern Review distri bution list, email the Regulatory Affairs Specialist