Environmental Management

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AFCEC is responsible for managing the Air Force compliance, restoration, sustainability and National Environmental Policy Act programs. We also provide environmental technical assistance and advice to Air Force installations, major commands, higher headquarters and interagency partners. Additionally, AFCEC develops execution strategies for environmental and sustainability issues, as well as projects and programs based on best practices garnered from experience and research.

Our team includes subject matter experts and program managers in various fields and specialties related to environmental operations; including regulatory compliance, environmental restoration, hazardous waste management, pollution prevention and environmental assessments.

Environmental Restoration

Restoration GraphicAFCEC provides Air Force headquarters, major commands, and installations (Active Duty, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and Base Realignment and Closure) with environmental remediation support. We also provide the restoration programming and execution expertise, core knowledge and leadership required to transform Air Force environmental liabilities into operational assets or base closure. Initiatives include remedial process optimization, performance-based management and technology transfer.

Environmental Compliance

Compliance Division graphicAFCEC provides Air Force headquarters, major commands and installations with environmental compliance support, delivering the compliance programming and execution expertise, core knowledge and leadership required to ensure Air Force installations comply with regulatory programs related to air emissions, water quality, wastewater discharges, hazardous waste generation, and natural and cultural resource management. AFCEC also serves as the central point for collection and analysis of environmental data in various program areas.

Technical Support

Technical Support Division graphicAFCEC has in-house Air Force technical and regulatory subject matter experts for most Air Force environmental programs. It offers technical expertise and consultation services in environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, risk assessment, toxicology, remedial engineering, air and water program compliance, natural and cultural resource management and regulatory criteria. For more information, visit the Technical Support page.

Environmental Operations

Operations Division graphicAFCEC's environmental operations support includes the placement of installation support teams throughout the continental United States and Alaskathat provide direct installation support by planning and programming requirements, developing permits and plans, and executing projects. The ISTs serve as installation advocates and are the office of primary responsibility for execution, addressing regional issues or leading enterprise initiatives. ISTs also develop, acquire and oversee contracts in their regions.

NEPA Support

NEPA Center graphicAFCEC provides National Environmental Policy Act support and environmental impact analysis in support of Air Force mission requirements. We deliver subject matter expertise and technical reachback support for issues related to environmental planning both CONUS and OCONUS. We also serve as the Environmental Planning Function for all Environmental Impact Statements and support Environmental Baseline Surveys necessary for real property transfers.

For more information on our NEPA support, click here.

Legislative/Regulatory Support

AFCEC provides regional environmental coordinators, media experts and Air Force Legal Operations Agency Environmental Law and Litigation Division support for the Air Force and Department of Defense regional environmental coordinator program. As part of our duties, we provide review and engagement on state legislative and regulatory actions, assessing mission impacts and coordinated responses, and conduct meetings and outreach activities with DOD components, federal, regional, state and local officials, and other stakeholders.