Currently ISO 14001:2004 certification must be obtained by a third party accredited registrar under provisions of the International Standard. Establish program for Federal employees to be certified. These Federal employees, in Agency's or Department's environmental support organization, could then certify the various Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) used across that Agency's or Department's field elements to... more »
NEPA has morphed into an expensive, time-consuming process. For instance, CEQ advises that an EA should be concise and about 10-15 pages. The Navy's EAs are 100-300 pages (before appendices), cost $100-350K, and consume 1200-2500 labor hours.