May 24, 2019

Environmental Policy Statement

We are committed to accomplishing our mission and operating in an environmentally responsible manner. I ask each and every one of you to follow my lead and show respect to our host nation by protecting our environment through:

  • Operating in a manner to protect the environment while effectively executing Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) ship repair and maintenance.
  • Complying with applicable Department of Defense, office of the chief of naval operations, and Japan environmental laws and regulations.
  • Integrating environmental controls into our current work practices and processes without adversely impacting cost, productivity or the environment.
  • Conserving resources by reducing, reusing, recycling and purchasing recycled materials, wherever possible.
  • Conserving energy in our daily work by utilizing available energy reduction measures and using energy responsibly in support of Japan and DoD’s energy policy.
  • Continually improving our environmental management system (EMS), operations and processes to enhance environmental performance and prevent pollution.
  • Utilizing EMS as a framework for setting environmental objectives.
  • Reporting spills promptly and taking appropriate action. 

SRF-JRMC identifies significant aspects and develops associated environmental goals to minimize our impact to the environment. SRF-JRMC’s environmental objectives include:

  1.  Reducing energy consumption in support of DoD energy policy;
  2. Reusing materials through activities, such as our material and furniture reuse program, to reduce solid waste and conserve resources;
  3. Recycling materials such as solvents to reduce hazardous material usage and hazardous waste disposal; and
  4. Providing environmental training to personnel such as management of hazardous material, hazardous waste, and storm water pollution prevention.

I believe environmental stewardship is every person’s responsibility. I challenge each of you to work as a team to protect and preserve our environment for future generations. 






  • SRF-JRMCの艦船修理とメンテナンスを効率的に行う上で、環境を保護する方法を採用し、運営すること。
  • 関連する米国国防省、海軍作戦部長室、日本の法律、規則を確実に守ること。
  • コスト、生産性や環境に悪影響を与えることなく、現行の実務や作業方法およびプロセスに環境管理を活用すること。
  • 可能な限り、3R (減らす、再利用する、リサイクル)を推進し、リサイクル品を購入することにより資源を保護すること。
  • 省エネのため、エネルギーの消費を抑えられる方法を日々の業務に取入れ、また日本や米国国防省の方針に則り、エネルギーを大切に使うこと。
  • 環境パフォーマンスの向上と、汚染防止のため、環境マネジメントシステム(EMS)や作業手順の改善を継続的に行うこと。
  • 環境目的を設定する枠組みとして、EMSを利用すること。
  • 流出(スピル)時には、迅速に報告を行い、適切な行動をとること。


  • 米国国防省のエネルギー方針に従いエネルギー消費を削減する;
  • 余剰材(マテリアル)と家具の再利用プログラムのような、部隊内でのマテリアルの再利用を行い、廃棄物の削減と資源の保護を図る; 
  • 有機溶剤等をリサイクルすることにより、危険物質の使用量と有害廃棄物の廃棄量を削減する;
  • 危険物質、有害廃棄物、雨水汚染防止などの環境トレーニングの提供する;