Environmental Management Division


Environmental Management Division

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

"...to protect current and future training capabilities by respecting and maintaining the natural environment..."

MCBCL Comprehensive Environmental Training & Education Program (CETEP)

Established in 1992, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Comprehensive Environmental Training and Education Program (CETEP) integrates the requirements of Marine Corps Order (MCO) P5090.2A Environmental Compliance and Protection Manual and DOD Instruction 4715.10, Environmental Education, Training, and Career Development. The goal of CETEP is to ensure that appropriate  environmental instruction and information are provided to all levels of the Marine Corps in the most effective and efficient manner to achieve full compliance with all environmental training requirements.

It is the goal of this CETEP plan to accommodate and support the mission of the Base and its components by identifying, monitoring, and tracking environmental training needs in order to ensure that environmentally compliant operations can take place and that human health and the environment are protected to the maximum possible extent.

Environmental training is provided both in the classroom aboard MCBCL and through the HQMC provided below in Powerpoint format.

Classroom Training - The majority of classroom environmental training is given at Bldg 977, Michael Road in the EMD classroom.  Some on-site training is available; this must be scheduled through the CETEP Coordinator at 451-1482.  Classes taught at Bldg 977 include:  Initial & Refresher HM/HW Training (EM-101 & EM-102); HM Transportation for Drivers (EM-103); ECC/ECO Training Class (EM-104); UST Training for MCCS (EM-105); Air Quality Training (EM-106); AST/SPCC Training (EM-107) and PAF/OWS Training (EM-108).  Registration for all classroom training is done through your unit/department Environmental Compliance Officer and MSC Environmental Compliance Coordinator.
Computer-Based Training (CBT) - Numerous CBTs are provided within the eLMS for military & civilian Marines to utilize to improve their environmental knowledge.  These CBTs can be accessed by clicking on the HQMC eLMS logo, following the directions for registering your User Profile & then clicking on Online Courses.
Additional training modules for utilization in shop level training standdowns are provided on the left in Powerpoint format. 

Note: Classroom training begins at 0730 unless noted on course schedule.
Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Waste Training (EM101).  The purpose of EM101 is to develop an understanding of the pertinent environmental issues at the Installation as well as present specific guidance and policies for the management and disposal of hazardous materials and waste.  Certificates are disseminated to personnel upon successful completion of a written examination.   

Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Waste Refresher Training (EM102).  EM102 provides the mandated annual refresher training requirements.  Emphasis is placed upon Installation policies and specific environmental issues at the unit level.  Certificates are disseminated to personnel upon successful completion of the training.

Hazardous Material Transportation Class for Fuel Drivers(EM103).  EM103 provides classroom presentation of specific training required for USMC motor vehicle driver’s in need of an endorsement on their military driver’s license to transport fuel per applicable Marine Corps and Base directives.

Environmental Compliance Coordinator and Environmental Compliance Officer Seminar (EM104).  EM104 provides additional training for ECCs and Environmental Compliance Officers (ECOs) beyond the scope of EM101 to enable these individuals to perform their duties effectively AND train unit level personnel in Hazardous Material/Waste Management.  Areas covered in EM104 include:  Desktop SOP procedures, ULCP, ECO Inspection requirements, HM/W weekly site inspections, AST’s, UST’s, MW, PAS/OWS, and all other requirements.  This class provides ECCs and ECOs with the tools to effectively manage unit level multimedia environmental programs as required by MCO P5090.2A.  

Underground Storage Tank(UST) and Veeder-Root Training (EM105).  EM105 provides information to environmental personnel in a forum setting on the responsibilities with respect to the operational inspection requirements of UST’s and leak detection requirements accomplished by properly using and maintaining the Veeder-Root monitoring system.  UST and Veeder-Root training will be attended by MCCS ECOs and MCCS personnel assigned as UST operators.

Air Quality (AQ) Training (EM106).  EM106 provides pertinent information to both Military and civilian personnel on the requirements of the Clean Air Act and other AQ regulations, Camp Lejeune’s Clean Air Act permit, and an overview of AQ standard operating procedures as well as instruction on the monitoring and record keeping requirements associated with regulated air emission sources.           

All ECCs, ECOs, and air emission source operators are required to complete this training per Base Order 5090.6A.  Additionally, all of the above personnel are required to have refresher training once every two (2) years.

 Aboveground Storage Tank(AST) and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Training (EM107).  EM107 provides information to environmental personnel in a forum setting on the unit responsibilities with respect to the SPCC requirements for inspecting ASTs and fuel off-loading areas.  UST and SPCC training will be attended by unit ECOs and personnel assigned responsibility for AST and fuel off-loading areas.

 Oil/Water Separator (OWS) and Pollution Abatement System (PAS) Training (EM108).  EM108 is designed to provide practical on-site instruction in the operation and maintenance of oil/water separators and associated appurtenances.  Topics will include purpose, operating procedures, maintenance, and inspection requirements.  Certificates are presented to personnel upon successful completion of the training.

 Medical Waste Training (EM109).  EM109 is designed to provide a basic understanding of Medical Waste management requirements including the NHCL’s ‘Medical Waste Standard Operating Procedures’. The target audience for this class is MWSMs, as well as, BAS/RAS personnel.  Certificates are presented to personnel upon successful completion of the training.