An organization is required to identify the environmental interactions (i.e., aspects) of its activities, products, and services (i.e., processes or tasks) and to determine the actual and/or potential impacts of those aspects on the environment. When considering the actual or potential severity of the impacts, as well as the legal and other requirements that govern the aspects, organizations will identify certain aspects as being significant environmental aspects and set objectives to achieve a certain level of performance associated with them.
Region 7 has developed a procedure for determining how to discern our significant environmental aspects. Using this procedure, we have identified 16 significant environmental aspects that result from our activities, products, and services performed within the scope of our EMS.
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- Operating Procedure for Significant Aspects of the Region 7 EMS (PDF)(10 pp, 411 K, 1/08/2016)
- List of Significant Environmental Aspects of the Region 7 EMS - FY16 Cycle (PDF)(1 pg, 63 K, 1/20/2016)