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Chesapeake Bay-focused Environmental Management System Training

Emphasizing Stormwater and Water Quality

was held on
October 18-20, 2010   

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) hosted a 3-day Chesapeake Bay-Focused Environmental Management System (EMS) training to help in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay.  The training provided an understanding of the problems faced by the Bay, new regulatory and executive requirements, and approaches to integrating the Chesapeake Bay priorities into an EMS.  This training was for Federal employees and contractors serving in direct support roles to Federal agencies. 

The first day included optional EMS Basic training using the Chesapeake Bay-focused EMS Manual.  The following two days covered three areas: the state of the Bay, an update of new policies, and steps toward the restoration and protection of the Bay including leading change as an environmental manager. Topics included information about the state of the Bay, an update on Executive Order 13508, Section 502 Guidance, Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), and strategies to restore and protect the Bay.  The training also included Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), Watershed Implementation Plans (WIP), stormwater and facility management, and involving management/leadership in the implementation of your EMS.    
Training Description:

Participant Information:


José J. Jiménez
US EPA Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
jimenez.jose@epa.gov or 215.814.2148


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