ICYMI: FLORIDA TIMES-UNION: ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE TEAM MEETS AT FRCSE

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ICYMI: FLORIDA TIMES-UNION: ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE TEAM MEETS AT FRCSE

~Compliance assistance working at Naval Air Station Jacksonville~

Environmental Compliance Team Meets at FRSCE Florida Times-Union

Navy environmental leaders met Oct. 10 with state and city regulators at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) aboard NAS Jacksonville to conduct their quarterly meeting that promotes environmental compliance and sustainability through a cooperative effort aimed at environmental excellence.

NAS Jax Environmental Director Kevin Gartland said, “We highly value this proactive partnership with state and city environmental regulatory agencies. It helps everybody to identify and implement solutions that enhance environmental compliance, promote natural resources management and protect public health.”

Northeast District Director Greg Strong, of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), was enthusiastic about the Navy’s goal to improve training of hazardous waste coordinators at NAS Jacksonville, FRCSE and other commands.

“I like how your base environmental leadership is getting behind this training in a very thoughtful and methodical way to identify root causes – and clearly you’ve achieved great success,” said Strong. “From FDEP’s perspective, we’re putting more resources into environmental outreach and education like this – and it seems to be paying off. One great example is the Navy’s participation as part of the Environmental Compliance Partnering Team. You all have a tremendous reputation for quality in your environmental program. Well done.”

Bruce Mobley, who leads the FRCSE environmental department added, “This compliance partnering team has great continuity, thanks to our large reservoir of professional and personal trust  – and the belief that when something goes wrong, we call each other, discuss solutions and fix it.”