Order 436.1 Documents
Under Secretaries are responsible for submitting Composite Sustainability Plans (CSP) that present their multi-year corporate approach for meeting the Department's sustainability goals and targets. Under Secretaries, with assistance from their Program Secretarial Officers (PSOs), are to draw from site sustainability plans (SSPs) when developing the CSP. CSPs help guide planning, resourcing and managing achievement of the Departmental sustainability goals. The plans, based on the SSPs submitted by their Field Managers, are to include the organization's planned actions and program budget allocations, as appropriate.
DOE's Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP), a requirement of Executive Order 13514,is reviewed, amended, and submitted annually to the Council on Environmental Quality Chair and Office of Management and Budget Director. The SSPP describes actions the Department will take to achieve its sustainability goals and objectives. Goals and milestones will remain in effect until a subsequent SSPP voids a goal or milestone included in a previous SSPP.
DOE sustainability goals and targets are adopted from requirements of statutes, Executive Orders and DOE directives. Implementation and coordination of the SSPP occurs through existing DOE lines of authority as described by DOE Order 436.1.
DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, describes the environmental management system (EMS) as the platform for establishing site-specific programs with objectives and measurable targets and formulating the site sustainability plan (SSP) that contribute to achievement of the Departmental sustainability goals. The Order defines an EMS as a management tool that enables an organization of any size or type to:
Executive Order (EO) 13423 requires EMS implementation as the primary management approach for addressing the environmental aspects of site activities, establishing energy and environmental sustainability programs with objectives and targets, and measuring and reporting performance. EO 13514 continues this emphasis on the role of EMSs and requires their proper implementation and maintenance in support of EO goals.
Field Managers are responsible for ensuring that site EMSs cover all site activities and are certified to or conform with the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) 14001:2004 (E), in accordance with the accredited registrar provisions of the standard or established self-declaration instructions, respectively. A site-wide EMS, which accounts for all site operations, can be prepared at sites with multiple contracts. A consolidated SSP is to be prepared for a site that hosts multiple EMSs.
A performance evaluation and measurement plan (PEMP), also referred to as performance evaluation plan, documents the process and standards by which a DOE contractor's performance is rated and performance incentive fees are earned.
DOE Order 436.1 requires Field Managers to ensure that appropriate quantifiable sustainability and energy goals and targets are integrated into contracting documents such as PEMPs or their equivalent. The PEMP or its equivalent will generally contain performance goals and objectives which are statements of desired outcomes. PEMPs and equivalent documents may also include notable outcomes for specifically targeted initiatives to serve as incentives.
DOE Field Managers prepare annual site sustainability plans (SSPs) to identify their site's respective contribution toward meeting the Department's sustainability goals. The SSP is submitted to the site's respective Program Secretarial Office (PSO) or the NNSA Administrator with a copy to the Sustainability Performance Office (SPO).
SSPs present a site's approach for meeting sustainability goals through committing appropriate personnel and fiscal resources, and establishing specific performance measures and deliverables coupled with a timeline for execution. Sites use the SSP to highlight major initiatives or changes to their mission and/or facilities that might positively or negatively affect goal attainment.
Sites use their environmental management system (EMS) as the platform for establishing site-specific programs with objectives and measurable targets that contribute to the Department meeting its sustainability goals and in formulating their SSPs. SSPs are used in respective portfolios to develop composite sustainability plans. Cumulatively, the SSPs and their supporting data are an important foundation for the annual revision of the Department's Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP).
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