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Contractors Corner

     

Contractors play a critical role in daily operations and therefore it is important to include them in our installation’s Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

We need to confirm that EMS is included in contract agreements; and ensure contractors are aware of base EMS policies/procedures.

Contractors Guide

Storm Water Pollution Prevention

 

Environmental News

Why Flushable Wipes Aren't Flushable

The Importance of the EMS Program - Video (video provided)  

Dumpster Dive (Recycling)

Draft Release of 2017 Environmental Assessment

Notice of Availability for

Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impacts/Finding of No Practical Alternative for the Construction and Operation of a Weapons Storage and Maintenance Facility Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana

Barksdale AFB along with Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) is proposing to construct and operate a strategic Weapons Storage and Maintenance Facility (WSF) at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana.

The WSF would enable AFGSC to meet their mission to support national security. Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and its implementing regulations, Barksdale AFB prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed construction and operation of the WSF.

Following analysis of the Proposed Action, Barksdale AFB determined that no significant impacts to the environment are expected. The Environmental Assessment and FONSI/FONPA will be available for public review from August 9 to September 9, 2017.

Submit written comments via e-mail to timothy.walsh.10@usaf.mil or to: AFCEC/CZOW, Barksdale ISS, ATTN: Wayne Walsh, 414 Curtiss Road, Ste. 225, Barksdale AFB, LA 71110.

All comments must be received by September 9, 2017 to ensure they are considered and become part of the official record. If you have questions, please call Mr. Walsh at 318-456-5262.

These documents are in draft form and are available for public review/comment, in accordance with guidelines from the National Environmental Policy Act and 32 CFR, 989. 


Please provide any comments to AFCEC/CZOW Barksdale Installation Support Section, 414 Curtiss Road, Ste 225, Barksdale AFB, LA 71110.

Draft Environmental Assessment of Barksdale AFB Weapons Storage and Maintenance Facility

DRAFT FONSI_FONPA_BAFB WSF (31July2017).pdf

Environmental Management "Lean and Green in 2017"

 

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Barksdale EMS Policy/ Commitment Statement

At Barksdale Air Force Base, protecting the environment is one of our highest priorities and will be a major factor in decision-making.  We are dedicated to continual improvement of our processes to prevent and reduce waste generation.  We are committed to compliance with environmental laws and other requirements while reducing pollution at the source of generation. The framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets includes considering significant environmental aspects and other factors most important to the base.  Progress on these objectives and targets will be reviewed and briefed to the ESOH Council at least annually.  In all our activities we will seek to :

a. Promote the conservation and sustainable use of natural and manmade materials.

b. Prevent environmental pollution and waste.

c. Build environmental information into all levels of management to ensure environmental compliance.

d. Achieve continual improvements in environmental performance and maintain compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.

e. Work in partnership with all stakeholders to promote good stewardship with base personnel, contractors, the community, and regulatory agencies.

 

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About the 2nd CE / CEI Flight

Protecting the environment is one of our highest priorities and will be a major factor in decision making. We are dedicated to continual improvement of our processes to prevent and reduce waste generation.  We are committed to compliance with environmental laws and other requirements while reducing pollution at the source of generation.

Recycling: Do Your Part

                     

 

For the Recycling program to benefit everyone, we must all recycle properly.

Allowed recyclable items in the brown containers are: corrugated cardboard, brown bags, office paper, junk mail, newspaper, mixed paper, magazines, catalogs, phonebooks and any other paper product. Rinsed beverage bottles (PET#1), plastic jugs (HDPE#2), plastic bags and products with the recycling triangle (1, 2, 3, and 4), aluminum and tin cans are also accepted.

The following items are trash and not accepted in any of the recycling containers: Glass, lumber, wood, pallets, furniture, bricks, Styrofoam, scrap metal, construction debris, yard waste, ceramics, lightbulbs, mattresses, mirrors, fabrics. 

A separate container for small scrap metal items was placed in the area to prevent contamination,  located by the west wall. If items do fit in it, do not dump them on the ground around it.

Illegal dumping at the recycling center or anywhere on base is a punishable offence. Surveillance systems are operable and individuals observed dumping will be reported to the security forces and their commanders. In addition to the base penalties, Louisiana state laws recently increased littering/dumping fines: $150.00 for first offence to $1,000.00 for the subsequent offences.

Fines for improperly disposing of larger litter, like furniture and appliances could reach up to $10,000.00.

 

 

Waste Water

      All Airmen with dependents will be required to

    recertify their dependency status upon arrival to     Barksdale Air Force Base. During this AF-wide BAH     recertification, it’s required that you bring your back-

    up documentation (marriage certificate, birth     certificate, etc.) with you during in-processing so that     you can present it to base-level Finance for     recertification. Copies of certificates are authorized.


Storm Water

When it rains, it POLLUTES! Every rain threatens Louisiana bayous, lakes, and rivers. Stormwater runoff erodes non-vegetated areas and picks up pollutants from impervious surfaces like oil, fertilizers, sediment, and litter into the waterways. 

These pollutants degrade Louisiana water quality, impact fish and wildlife, and litter our coastlines.

The EPA estimated that 80 percent of the nation's water pollution is caused by stormwater runoff. That's the bad news. The good news is that each of us can make a difference and Barksdale has been an exemplary environmental steward. If you properly store and use oil, reduce fertilizer application, control construction sites, and bag that trash, our water gets cleaner.  It’s easy to get out there and organize a quick litter pick up– because we all live downstream!