ES&H Manual



8070 Waste Minimization and

Pollution Prevention (Wmin/P2) Program



1.0            Purpose


This Waste Minimization/Pollution Prevention (Wmin/P2) program is a fundamental component of the Jefferson Lab Environmental Management System (EMS).  This program aids in the:


This Wmin/P2 program implements the contract requirements of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 450.1A Environmental Protection Program including selected Sustainable Environmental Stewardship Goals; DOE Order 430.2B, Departmental Energy, Renewable Energy and Transportation Management; and the requirements from Executive Order (E.O) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management.


2.0            Scope


This Wmin/P2 Program applies site-wide to all activities.  Typical considerations include:

·         Quantity of chemical or material use and their toxicity.

·         Potential harm to the environment or population associated with the use or release of chemicals or materials.  .

·         Availability of controls to manage identified risks.

·         Use of safe, cost-effective alternatives as practical.

·         Use of priority chemicals identified by Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Resource Conservation Challenge and any agency-specific toxic or hazardous chemicals lists.

·         Contaminants identified by the U.S. Geological Survey as part of its National Reconnaissance of Emerging Contaminants.

·         Requirements included in regional and watershed-based environmental improvement efforts such as the Chesapeake Bay Prioritized Chemicals of Concern Program or local watershed efforts.


3.0            Responsibilities


Everyone at Jefferson Lab:


Facilities Management & Logistics Director:


Environmental, Safety, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) Division Associate Director:

§  Ensures the EMS Committee has resources to address Wmin/P2 issues.


4.0            Expectations


This Wmin/P2 Program is an environmental management technique that focuses on minimizing waste generation and pollution by considering environmentally friendly alternatives during the planning, and/or alteration phases of a project.  When used effectively, various wastes, including air emissions and water discharges, can be kept to a minimum, or eliminated completely.  The benefits of this program include:


5.0            References


DOE and Executive Orders:

DOE O 450.1A, Environmental Protection Program

DOE O 430.2B, Departmental Energy, Renewable Energy and Transportation Management

EO 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management


Laboratory Programs and Plans:

TJNAF Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) Program Description

TJNAF Environmental Management System (EMS) Plan










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ESH&Q Division

Bill Rainey





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