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    Committed to Environmental Compliance and Protection Through Implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS)

URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) is committed to sustainable practices and being responsible stewards of the environment. This commitment captures the intent of UCOR's environmental policy, which is in turn the foundation for all other elements of its Environmental Management System (EMS). UCOR's corporate Environmental Policy states:

"URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) is committed to incorporating sound environmental management, protection and sustainability practices in all its work processes and activities that are part of our U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) East Tennessee Technology Park Contract. We are committed to continually improve the environmental performance of our operations. Our commitment to protect and sustain human, natural, and cultural resources is inherent in our mission to complete environmental cleanup safely with reduced risks to the public, workers, and the environment.

UCOR implements an Environmental Management System as part of its existing Integrated Safety Management System established pursuant to DOE P 450.4A, Integrated Safety Management Policy. Using a graded approach appropriate for a closure and remediation contract, the Environmental Management System incorporates performance goals and provides a unified strategy for the management and protection of natural resources, the control and attenuation of risks, the prevention of pollution, the acquisition of sustainable products and services, and the establishment and attainment of all environmental, safety and health requirements. UCOR works continuously to improve our environmental management system and environmental performance and to communicate and reinforce this policy to our internal and external stakeholders."

In order to achieve this, UCOR Environmental Policy adheres to the following principles:

  • Management Commitment - Integrate responsible environmental practices into project operations.
  • Environmental Compliance and Protection - Comply with all environmental regulations and standards.
  • Sustainable Environmental Stewardship - Minimize the impacts of our environmental aspects on the environment through
      a combination of source reduction, recycling and reuse, sound waste management practices and pollution prevention.
  • Partner/Stakeholder Involvement - Maintain partnerships through effective two-way communications with our   customer and other stakeholders.

Visit POL-UCOR-007 to view UCOR's complete policy. For more details related to UCOR’s environmental performance and compliance status,
visit the latest version of the Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site Environmental Report.

Significant Environmental Aspects Other Environmental Aspects
1. Air Emissions
2. Storm Water Discharges
3. Waste Generation
4. Releases to the Facilities/Land/Soils/Surface Water
5. Releases to or Pumping of Groundwater
6. Pollution Prevention/Waste Minimization
7. Sanitary Wastewater Discharges
8. Wastewater Discharges
9. Cultural/Historic Preservation
10. Wildlife/Habitat/Endangered Species
11. Energy/Fuel Use
12. Aquatic Resource Alteration
13. Land Use
14. Water Use
15. Environmental Noise