Audit Question Set Section 4.2 Environmental Cases

These questions can be used as an aid to assure that your project adheres to the policy briefed in clause 4.2 of the Statute Policy mandated by Defence Regulators which states;

Project Teams or equivalents shall establish and maintain through-life environmental cases that provide a compelling, comprehensible and valid argument that the environmental impact of a Product, System or Service is reduced or minimised as far as is reasonably practicable.

- Policy Clause 4.2 Environmental Cases

These questions address ASEMS Part 1, Clause 4.2 and DSA 01.1, Elements A, B and K.
Applicable Legislation, Defence Regulations, Policy and Guidance
  1. How has your Environmental Case addressed relevant certification, standards, regulatory and legislative requirements and where are the details recorded?
  2. How have you monitored and updated requirements as necessary and where are details of changes recorded?
Information Management
  1. How is your Environmental Case made available to those needing access to it and where is it published?
  2. How are users of the Environmental Case made aware of any changes to its content?
Self-Assurance
  1. How have you assured that your Environmental Case contains all relevant requirements, including updates?
  2. How have you assured that all relevant stakeholders have access to up to date copies of your Environmental Case?

Covers assurance for policy clause

Environmental Cases

Project Teams or equivalents shall establish and maintain through-life environmental cases that provide a compelling, comprehensible and valid argument that the environmental impact of a Product, System or Service is reduced or minimised as far as is reasonably practicable.

4.2

Assures Procedures

GMP01

Contracting for Safety

This generic procedure serves to outline the process of managing contracting safety.

GMP02

Communication

Effective communication of the principles, goals and outputs of the Project Team’s Safety Management System and Environmental Management System is essential to the success of managing safety and environmental risks. It is important to ensure that relevant responsibilities are understood and that actions should be carried out in a coordinated and efficient way.

GMP04

Document and Record Control

This generic procedure offers guidance on document and record control at a project level.

EMP05

Impact Priority Evaluation

The procedure provides guidance on how to assess the priority for managing the environmental impact. The aim of this procedure is to assign all the identified impacts to a priority of Low, Medium or High. This will determine which risks and impacts deserve further consideration.

EMP07

Environmental Impact Management

This procedure focuses on the management and reporting of high and medium priority environmental impacts associated with the project.

EMP01

Environmental Management Plan

A fully resourced plan to manage potential impacts to the environment should be developed. It is likely that aspects will be known to the project team prior to commencement of the POEMS Process. This procedure should allow the project team to budget, resource tasks that may be required to assess the significance of the impacts from the project and to demonstrate that any significant impacts are minimised or reduced, as far as reasonably practicable.