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EMS Publications and Resources

Provided on this page are links to various resources related to Environmental Management Systems.

Federal Publications

Executive Orders

Executive Order 13834, Regarding Efficient Federal Operations, was signed by the President on May 17, 2018. Section 8 of this Executive Order (EO) revoked the previous EO 13693 that was signed on March 19, 2015.

Environmental Policies

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a regular progress update and written commitment to maintaining environmental management systems within the EPA and all of its facilities. Additionally, each of the EPA facilities develop individual environmental policies that can be found on the EPA Facilities EMS pages begining with Headquarters and Regional Offices.


Greening EPA - The EPA implements a range of strategies to reduce the environmental impact of our facilities and operations, from building new, high-performance structures to improving energy and water conservation of existing buildings and new leased spaces.

The Council on Environmental Quality coordinates federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives.

FedCenter is a joint initiative of EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), the Army Corps of Engineers' Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, and the Office of Federal Sustainability (formerly the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive) to create an all-services technical and compliance assistance center to help federal environmental officials, especially those in the civilian sector, better address their environmental needs.

Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Pollution Prevention Act, EPA evaluates potential risks from new and existing chemicals and finds ways to prevent or reduce pollution before it gets into the environment.

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