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Iowa EMS Framework (HF 2570)EnvironmentalPolicy StatementEnvironmental ImpactsObjectives & Targets6 Plan Components Yard Waste ManagementAction Plan Hazardous HouseholdWaste CollectionIdentify Roles &Responsibilities Water QualityImprovement Greenhouse GasReduction Recycling ServicesCommunication, Training &AwarenessLegal & OtherRequirementsPLANNINGIMPLEMENTATIONAND OPERATIONMonitoring &Measurement Environmental EducationAssessmentReevaluation andModificationCHECKING2

Objectives and Targets AreEssential in ReducingEnvironmental Impacts

Overview of EMS Process for AdoptingObjectives and Targets/ActionPlan/ResourcesIdentify Activities which Could Impact theEnvironment and Assemble List of Aspects andImpacts Develop Significance Criteria and Identify SignificantAspects/Impacts Determine/Establish Organizational Strategies Relatedto the Environment Set Objectives and Targets for Significant Impacts withAvailable Resources in Mind Develop Action Plans to Achieve Objectives andTargets Identify and Report Metrics that Documents/VerifiesProgress Continually Review and Report Progress

Two Important Considerations Consider theSix Plan ComponentsYard Waste Management Hazardous Household Waste Collection Water Quality Improvement Greenhouse Gas Reduction Recycling Services Environmental EducationThese are Significant Activities and Impacts! Potential Availabilityof Financial Resources forAssistance in the Development of the EMS andObjectives and Targets

Introduction to Objectives andTargets

Objectives and Targets (IA Code 455J) Establish Specific andMeasureable EnvironmentalGoals for the Organization for Each of the Six PlanComponents Targets Must be Specific and QuantifiableS.M.A.R.T.

Environmental StrategyBefore Setting Objectives and TargetsConsider Organizational Strategies related tothe Significant Aspects/Impacts and IowaCode requirements (Aspirational Goals)Greenhouse Gas Reductions – Organization StrategyRelated to Climate ChangeEnvironmental Education – Consider Lifestyle orCultural Change that the Organization is Attempting toAffect

Objectives and Targets Objective DefinitionThe Objective is the Environmental Goal The Overall Environmental Change You Want to Achieve Target DefinitionDetailed Performance Requirement Specific Outcome of the Objective Targets are Necessary for Achieving the Stated Objectives Targets are a Measureable Outcome of the Change

Examples Strategy: Reduce organizational contributions toclimate change OT: Reduce Greenhouse Gases by 5% by December, 31,2017OT: Reduce Water Consumption by 5% per Year everyyear through 2020Strategy: Educate our residents concerningindividual ability to improve our local environment OT: Increase recycling rates by 10% by December 31,2017OT: Develop environmental educational programconcerning proper e-waste management by March 1,2017

Objectives and Targets Considerations SixPlan Components EMS Fenceline (What is in Organizational Control) Environmental Policy Legal and Other Requirements Views of Interested Parties Is It Reasonable? It Technology Available? Are Financial, Operational, and StaffResources Available?

Objectives and Targets Considerations While SettingObjectives and Targets, ConsiderHow You Will Monitor and Measure? Is There Baseline Data Available? Is There Environmental Performance I Want toMeasure Outside of My Objectives/Targets?

Building Objectives and TargetsDiscuss and Document Organizational EnvironmentalStrategies Around the Significant Aspects/Impacts, aswell as HF Requirements Identify Any Existing Objectives and Targets If You are Starting From Scratch, Begin with Each of theSix Plan Components Identify Potential Objectives and Targets Discuss with Responsible Staff Members Consider Building a Team Around Each Objective andTarget Gather Baseline Data, if Any Draft Objectives and Targets; Review and Finalizewith Management

Objectives and Targets– Best PracticesSet Objectives and Targets After UnderstandingOrganizational Goals Start with Existing Environmental Goals Set Objectives and Targets which are as Specific asPossible and Quantifiable Review and Receive Approval from SeniorManagement Be Practical, Understand your Organization’sLimitations Don’t Over CommitConsider Availability of Baseline Information Ultimate Goal is to Reduce Environmental Impacts

Objectives and Targets Example –Scott CountyExternal ObjectiveTargetIncrease internal and external awareness of the solid waste infrastructure in ourregion.Develop an IntegratedWaste ManagementOrientation Packet byMarch 2016.

Objectives and TargetsExample-West Central

Action Plan

Action Plans Road Mapfor Achieving the Objectivesand Targets Can Be As Specific or as General According toOrganizational Needs Listing ofSpecific Tasks or Activities with AssignedResponsibilities and Associated Due Dates Consider Needed Resources Financial, Staff, Equipment, Etc. Action PlanItems May Require Input fromExternal Parties (Outside Fenceline) Consider Ability to Control Schedules and Priorities

Action Plans SetAction Plans for Each Objective/TargetResponsible Person/Is there a Team or Committee? Schedule with Steps for Implementation Monitoring and Measurement Costs Determine aSchedule and Method for PeriodicReview/Update Don’t Forget to Document the Action Plan withObjectives and Targets

Action Plans If YouHave a Multi-Departmental or MultiOrganization Objective/Target Identify Existing Committee or Work Group that CanFacilitate the Action Plan Item Or Develop a CommitteeIdentify Responsible Individual(s) by OrganizationSchedule Regular Meetings or ReportingKeep Meeting Minutes To Track Progress, Assignments,and CommitmentsDiscuss and Resolve Monitoring and MeasurementDataElevate When Necessary

Action Plan Implementation Implement a Process for Reporting and TrackingKeeps the EMS and Objectives and Targets on TrackAllow for Reassignment if NeededRequire Reporting on a Schedule Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-AnnuallyEspecially Important for Action Items that Are inSequential Progression Update Objectivesand Targets and AssociatedAction Plans as Needed

Action Plans– Best Practices Make the Action Plans Work for Your OrganizationConsider Amount of Detail and Information in theAction Plan to Achieve the Desired Result Evaluate Existing Management andReporting Toolsto Achieve the Action Plan Items Remember .Don’t Re-Invent the Wheel!

Reducing Environmental Impactsis the Main Focus of the EMS This is Achieved ThroughObjectives and Targets and ActionPlans


Environment and Assemble List of Aspects and Impacts Develop Significance Criteria and Identify Significant Aspects/Impacts Determine/Establish Organizational Strategies Related to the Environment Set Objectives and Targets for Significant Impacts with Available Resources in Mind Develop Action Plans to Achieve Objectives and Targets

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