Mission -- The purpose of the Emerging Issues/Contaminants (EI/EC) program is to assist the Environmental Directorate in identifying and determining the impact of new emerging environmental contaminants or issues and assessing the impact of these contaminants and issues on environmental restoration activities.
Vision -- To provide high-level expertise to the Air Force and the Department of Defense (DoD) on environmental emerging issues and contaminants, ensuring that the AF proactively identifies and responds, thereby mitigating potential environmental liabilities and impact.
Overview -- The EI/EC Program proactively identifies and responds to environmental EIs and ECs of relevance to the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Environmental Directorate. The EI/EC Program operates in coordination with, and complements, the DoD approach for identifying and responding to emerging environmental contaminants DoD Chemical and Material Risk Management Program. The EI/EC Program serves to support and inform the DoD, Air Force, AF ERP, Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) and installation environmental remediation activities, as well as providing technical expertise to other related organizations such as AF contracting and legal. The EI/EC Program furnishes various products designed to provide information and guidance to Air Force stakeholders at all levels of the organization. Lastly, the EI/EC Program identifies needs for the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Environmental Security Technology Certification Program, and AFCEC Broad Agency Announcement.