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Selection Criteria and Descriptions of Pilot Projects

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company - Palmdale

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company - Palmdale (LMAC-P), formerly Lockheed Martin Skunk Works is a private aerospace company within Lockheed Martin Corporation. LMAC-P specializes in the rapid development of advanced aerospace prototypes, technology, and systems. LMAC-P was created to design and develop the P-80 Shooting Star, America’s first production jet aircraft. Their work continued with the development of the U-2, SR-71 Blackbird, and Low-Observable Technology aircraft like the F-117A Stealth Fighter, F-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter, and the Joint Strike Fighter. Approximately 4,500 employees work at the Palmdale, California facility.

EMS Scope and Maturity
The environmental management system operated by LMAC-P has been in place since 1992. Their system combines occupational health aspects with environmental compliance and pollution prevention and is referred to as the Environmental, Safety and Health Management System (ESH-MS). LMAC-P self-declared conformance to the ISO 14001 Standard in 1998. The ESH-MS in place at LMAC-P is part of a corporate-wide EMS program. Corporate audits and reviews are integral to the Lockheed Martin EMS program.

Unique EMS Characteristics
Historical information generated through the ESH-MS will be shared in the pilot project, including progress made in preventing pollution since 1992. Aggressive pollution prevention goals and innovative pollution prevention techniques are important components of their ESH-MS. The incorporation of health and safety aspects into their EMS provides an opportunity to study this unique characteristic.

Stakeholder Involvement
LMAC-P has an environmental community outreach program with local government, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders, which includes a yearly stakeholder forum. It also works with businesses and schools in surrounding communities to share its knowledge in pollution prevention and environmental management. LMAC-P participates in the CalEPA Southern California EMS Working Group. Participants include representatives of community groups, environmental organizations, industry, academia, and local, state and federal regulatory agencies. The working group is developing a common understanding and knowledge of EMSs. The working group will be advising pilot organizations on the development and continual improvement of their EMSs, evaluating the performance of EMSs, and exploring related public policy issues.

Research Value for California Study
LMAC-P has a mature ESH-MS and will provide data on its development and performance. Of special interest to CalEPA are the methods and accomplishments of their pollution prevention program.

LMAC-P also has committed to provide information consistent with the national research protocols as adopted by the Multi-State Working Group. Data categories include environmental performance, regulatory compliance, use of pollution prevention techniques, continual improvement, employee awareness, involvement of interested parties, EMS design and implementation, and costs and benefits. In addition, CalEPA will be collecting information about the quality and quantity of public information provided by organizations before and after implementing an EMS. Collection and analysis of this data is an integral part of the CalEPA EMS Project.

Contact Information
Please contact CalEPA EMS Pilot Project Manager Tom Lanphar at (510) 540-3925 or by E-mail at tlanphar@dtsc.ca.gov for more information about the Southern California EMS Working Group or the pilot project.

Evaluation of Proposed Pilot Project
CalEPA staff evaluated the pilot project based on the selection criteria. In staff’s judgement, this pilot satisfies all the criteria, as tabulated below.

Selection Criteria Lockheed
(1) Pilot projects will have an ongoing or planned EMS that can reasonably be expected to produce greater environmental protection than would otherwise be achieved by the existing regulatory process.

Yes

Environmental Safety and Health Management System; self-declared conformance to

ISO 14001

(2) Pilot projects will engage in a multi-media environmental approach (e.g., air, water, solid and hazardous waste).

Yes

(3) Pilot projects will pursue appropriate pollution and waste prevention opportunities.

Yes

(4) Pilot projects will share information learned from EMS implementation with CalEPA, regional and/or local working groups, and the public. Pilot projects agree to provide specific data on the goals, implementation, and performance of their EMS as reported in the national and California supplemental data protocols.

Yes

(5) Pilot projects will participate on the Northern or Southern California EMS Working Group.

Yes

Southern California EMS Working Group

(6) Pilot projects will declare to CalEPA any current and past (three years) violations cited by environmental regulatory agencies.

Yes

(7) Pilot projects will address known regulatory deficiencies, as required by the appropriate regulatory agency, through their EMS.

Yes

(8) Pilot projects' top management will make a full commitment to participate in the project through a letter of intent.

Yes

Both LMAC-P and Corporate commitments

(9) Pilot projects should represent diversity in terms of location/geography, size, industry type or sector, environmental impacts, and in the range of EMS maturity.

Large aerospace firm in Southern California

Selection Criteria and Descriptions of Pilot Projects
 

 

Last updated: April 19, 2005
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