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NPR 8553.1C
Effective Date: July 20, 2020
Expiration Date: July 20, 2025
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Subject: NASA Environmental Management System

Responsible Office: Office of Strategic Infrastructure

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Chapter 7. Management Review

7.1 Review Contents

7.1.1 Center management shall review the EMS annually to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness and ensure that these reviews consider:

a. The status of actions from previous management reviews.

b. Changes in:

(1) External and internal issues relevant to the EMS.

(2) The needs and expectations of interested parties, including compliance obligations.

(3) High-priority environmental aspects.

(4) Risks and opportunities.

c. The extent to which environmental objectives have been achieved.

d. Information on the organization’s environmental performance, including trends in:

(1) Nonconformities and corrective actions.

(2) Monitoring and measurement results.

(3) Fulfilment of its compliance obligations.

(4) Audit results.

e. Adequacy of financial and human resources.

f. Communication(s) from interested parties, including complaints.

g. Opportunities for continual improvement.

7.2 Documented Outputs

7.2.1 Center management shall ensure that documented outputs from the management review include:

a. Conclusions on the continuing suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness of the EMS.

b. Decisions related to continual improvement opportunities.

c. Decisions related to any need for changes to the EMS, including:

(1) Financial or human resources.

(2) Remedial actions for environmental objectives which have not been achieved.

(3) Opportunities to improve integration of the EMS with other business processes.

(4) Any implications for the strategic direction of the organization.

7.2.2 The Center EMS Representative shall ensure that records, such as slides, meeting minutes, and a roster of attendees, of the management reviews are retained.

7.3 Center EMS Representative Responsibilities

7.3.1 The Center EMS Representative is responsible for the following:

a. Reporting to the Center Director and NASA HQ EMD on the status and viability of the Center’s EMS and the results of Center-led annual evaluations of compliance and internal audits.

b. Working with the CFT to implement the decisions and directions resulting from the management review.

7.4 Declaration of Conformance

7.4.1 The Center Director shall issue a Declaration of Conformance that the Center EMS conforms to applicable requirements of this NPR, which addresses requirements of ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management Systems — Requirements With Guidance for Use, International Organization for Standardization.

7.4.2 For a Declaration of Conformance, the EMS may be considered fully implemented when the following conditions have been met:

a. The EMS has been subject to an audit by a qualified party outside of its control or scope. The Center may utilize the HQ EMD-led EEFR or an independent conformance audit to satisfy this requirement.

b. No major EMS nonconformances or findings of environmental noncompliance remain open without approved corrective action plans in place.

c. The audit findings have been recognized by appropriate Center management.

7.4.3 The Declaration of Conformance will be renewed every 3 years in conjunction with the requirement for an audit by a qualified party outside the control or scope of the Center EMS.

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