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BLM COLORADO’S ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a framework to systematically identify and reduce impacts on the environment.

Why Do EMS:

On October 5, 2009, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13514, “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance” “. . . to establish an integrated strategy towards sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas emissions a priority for Federal agencies . . .”

recycle logoBLM CO's FY 2012 EMS plan focuses on four key areas:
        • Oil and Gas Inspections 
        • Sustainable Facilities
        • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
        • Employee Carbon Footprint

FY 2012 accomplishments include:
  • Identified a process to track the acres of reclaimed surface acreage associated with the reclamtion of oil and gas wells.
  • Identified content and quantity of products currently being recycled at each BLM Colorado facility.
  • Provided green purchasing training to all  BLM Colorado purchase card holders.