P2 involves using methods and programs designed to reduce or eliminate pollution at the source instead of trying to control or eliminate it after it exists. P2 includes such things as the conservation of water, energy and natural resources; reducing the use of hazardous materials; reducing or eliminating air pollutants at the source; and increasing the amount and number of commodities that are recycled.
The Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990 established an environmental management hierarchy which mandates the sequence to follow when reducing pollution. The hierarchy calls for the following:
P2 Goals And Objectives
Executive orders 13101 and 13148 set goals to ensure Marine Corps facilities promote the use of P2 initiatives to achieve and maintain environmental compliance within the facility. These goals include:
EO 13101 GOALS
EO 13148 GOALS
Pollution Prevention (P2) Plan
The Pollution Prevention (P2) plan contains roles and responsibilities for all employees of MCAS Cherry Point and tenant commands. With respect to water and energy, the MCAS Cherry Point Energy and Water Management Plan outlines strategies and actions needed in order to achieve conservation goals.
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DOS AND DON'TS
For More Information contact the MCAS Cherry Point's Pollution Prevention Manager at 252-466-2864
Environmental Affairs Department
Marine Corps Air Station
PSC Box 8006
Cherry Point, N.C. 28533-0013
Comm: (252) 466-4186 Fax: (252) 466-2000