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.

Please note: We have recently updated the NESSO website. This new site is intended to be a one-stop- shop for all of your questions concerning these program areas. NOAA personnel can access this website through the following link: https://secure.seco.noaa.gov. If you have questions and/or comments, please call NESSO at (301) 713-2870. General information will remain on this site for NOAA's external customers.

Public Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) has prepared a Draft EA for public review and comment. The document analyzes the proposed relocation of NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) currently located at Hangar 5 on MacDill Air Force Base (AFB) in Tampa, Florida. Two relocation alternatives and a no-action alternative were evaluated in a Draft EA per Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and NOAA Administrative Order 216-6, Environmental Review Procedures for Implementing the NEPA, as amended May 1999. NOAA analyzed action alternatives at Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (Action Alternative 1) and at St. Petersburg- Clearwater International Airport (Action Alternative 2). The Draft EA indicates that with the application of appropriate mitigation measures, a significant effect would not result from implementation of the proposed action at either action alternative; however, NOAA will consider public or 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 is available at this link. NOAA_AOC_Relocation_DraftEA

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 September 22 and October 22, 2016. Written comments may be sent to: seco@noaa.gov NOAA Safety and Environmental Compliance Office (SECO) Re: AOC Relocation SSMC 4 Room 11126 1305 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD

 

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

We are now in FY 2016 4th Quarter edition of the NOAA Environmental, Safety, and Sustainability newsletter. 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.