NOAA Environmental, Safety, and Sustainability Office

NOAA's Environmental, Safety, and Sustainability Office (NESSO) is a professional services organization that establishes National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) policy and provides guidance, and oversight in the areas of Safety and Occupational Health; Environmental Management; and Energy Management and Sustainability to ensure compliance with regulatory, internal, and other requirements and to drive toward continuous improvement in Safety, Occupational Health, Environment, and Sustainability performance.

NOAA personnel can access link: https://secure.seco.noaa.gov intended to be a one-stop- shop for all of your questions concerning these program areas.

 

Reporting a Safety Incident? Click here.

 

If you have other questions and/or comments, please call NESSO at the following:

Safety at (301) 628-0966

Environmental at (301) 628-1017

Sustainability at (301) 628-1016

NOAA OGC Contact, SECO Staff and LESCOS

 

Public Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) has prepared a Draft EA for public review and comment. The document analyzes the potential environmental impacts of their proposed demolition and replacement of Build #3, part of their Lake Michigan Field Station (LMFS) in Muskegon, Michigan.

Three action alternatives and a no-action alternative were evaluated in the Draft EA per Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and NOAA Administrative Order 216-6A, Environmental Review Procedures for implementing NEPA, as amended in 2016. The Draft EA indicates that a significant effect would not result from the implementation of any of the proposed action alternatives. However, NOAA will consider public and agency comments in a Final EA prior to making a decision to implement the project. Based on the Final EA, NOAA may conclude that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is warranted.

An electronic copy of the Draft EA may be obtained here:NOAA_DRAFT_GLERL Muskegon Final Draft EA

A printed copy is also available for viewing at Hackley Public Library, 316 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, and Muskegon Heights Branch Library, 2808 Sanford Street, Muskegon Heights. Public comments are welcome and may be sent to the physical or electronic addresses provided below. Public comments will be accepted if received or postmarked between February 28 and March 30, 2018.

Written comments may be sent to:

Anne H. Delp, Environmental Engineer
Environmental Compliance Division
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
1305 East West Highway, SSMC4 Rm 11126 Silver Spring, MD 20910
anne.delp@noaa.gov

 

Environmental, Safety, and Sustainability Orientation Course

The NOAA Environmental, Safety and Sustainability Office has released its new Environmental, Safety, and Sustainability Orientation Course for all applicable NOAA employees and affiliates. NOAA employees who can access the Commerce Learning Center (CLC) should take the course through that site. http://doc.csod.com.

For those who cannot access the Commerce Learning Center, NESSO has provided the following link to the training:

 

Global Harmonization System - Hazard Communication Training

The NOAA Environmental, Safety and Sustainability Office has also made its Global Harmonization System - Hazard Communication Training available for all applicable NOAA employees and affiliates. Click the the link below to access the training.

 

NESSO Quarterly Newsletter

The 4th Quarter FY2017 edition of the NOAA Environmental, Safety, and Sustainability newsletter is now available. The latest edition can be found on the link below. Earlier editions will be available for you on the secure website, https://secure.seco.noaa.gov.

 

If you have any questions about this or any other safety training, please contact our office at 301-628-1020 NOAA Environmental, Safety and Sustainability Office.