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Environmental Management Handbook

Members of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) - representing more than 150 public ports throughout the Western Hemisphere-and other ports worldwide recognize the need to protect and improve environmental conditions in and around their facilities. To that end, AAPA, through its Harbors, Navigation and Environment (HN&E) Committee, has completed an Environmental Management Handbook designed to assist ports in effectively managing their environmental issues. This one-of-a-kind handbook incorporates environmental efforts made by individual ports, as well as other port and shipping associations, into a comprehensive guide for protecting our natural resources.

Table of Contents
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Section 1  - Introduction

  • 1.1  - Background

  • 1.2  - Purpose

  • 1.3  - Contents of the Environmental Management Handbook

 

Section 2 - Environmental Considerations for Port Development and Operations

  • 2.1 - Port Activities

    • 2.1.1 Development-Related Activities

    • 2.1 .2 Operation-Related Activities

  • 2.2 - Potential Environmental Impacts and Pathways

  • 2.3 - Environmental Concerns for Port Development

    • 2.3.1 Master Planning

    • 2.3.2 Conceptual Design & Permitting

    • 2.3.3 Preliminary and Final Design & Construction

  • 2.4 - Environmental Concerns for Port Operations

  • 2.5 - Regulatory Issues

Section 3 - Port Environmental Management Practices

  • 3.1 - Description of the EMP Format

  • 3.2 - Development EMPs

    • 3.2.1 Identification and Implementation of Construction EMPs

    • 3.2.2 Other Available Construction EMP Documents

    • 3.2.3 Construction EMPs

  • 3.3 - Operations EMPs

    • 3.3.1 Environmental Monitoring

    • 3.3.2 Selection of Operations EMPs

 

Section 4  - Port Environmental Management Tools

  • 4.1 - Port and Tenant Responsibilities

    • 4.1.1 Role of the Port

    • 4.1.2 Defining Roles and Responsibilities

  • 4.2 - Lease Management

    • 4.2.1 Environmental Considerations in Lease Negotiations

  • 4.3 - Environmental Compliance Auditing and Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)

    • 4.3.1 Pros and Cons of Conducting an Audit

    • 4.3.2 Types of Environmental Audits

    • 4.3.3 Typical Auditing Process

    • 4.3.4 Pros and Cons of Conducting ESAs

    • 4.3.5 Typical ESA Process

  • 4.4 - Environmental Awareness Training

    • 4.4.1 Port Training Programs

    • 4.4.2 Development of an Effective Environmental Awareness Training Program

    • 4.4.2 Potential Components of an Environmental Awareness Program

 

Section 5  - Public Outreach

  • 5.1 - Types of Outreach Programs

  • 5.2 - Guidelines for Public Outreach

  • 5.3 - Public Outreach Case Studies

    • 5.3.1 Community Relations Case Study

    • 5.3.2 Public Relations Case Studies

    • 5.3.3 Public Buy-In Case Studies

  • 5.4 - AAPA Environmental Improvement Awards

Section - Framework for Implementing an Environmental Management Program

  • 6.1 - Assessing a Port’s Environmental Management Needs

    • 6.1.1 Evaluation of Environmental Management Needs

    • 6.1.2 Elements of a Strategic Environmental Action Plan

    • 6.1.3 Types of Environmental Management Systems

    • 6.1.5 Implementing a Successful Strategic Environmental Management Strategy

  • 6.2 - Environmental Management Organizational Options

Environmental Management Practices

Appendix