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NPR 8553.1C
Effective Date: July 20, 2020
Expiration Date: July 20, 2025

Subject: NASA Environmental Management System

Responsible Office: Office of Strategic Infrastructure

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Table of Contents


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Context of the Organization

1.1 The Organization and Its Context
1.2 Needs and Expectations of Interested Parties
1.3 Scope of the EMS
1.4 EMS General Requirements

Chapter 2. Leadership

2.1 Leadership and Commitment
2.2 Environmental Policy

Chapter 3. Planning

3.1 Risks and Opportunities
3.2 Flow Diagram Steps
3.3 Compliance Obligations
3.4 Objectives, Targets, and Programs

Chapter 4. Support

4.1 Resources
4.2 Competence and Awareness
4.3 Communication
4.4 Documented Information
4.5 Control of Documented Information

Chapter 5. Operation

5.1 Operational Planning and Control
5.2 Emergency Preparedness and Response

Chapter 6. Performance Evaluation

6.1 Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis, and Evaluation
6.2 Evaluation of Compliance
6.3 Internal Audit

Chapter 7. Management Review

7.1 Review Contents
7.2 Documented Outputs
7.3 Center EMS Representative Responsibilities
7.4 Declaration of Conformance

Chapter 8. Improvement

8.1 Nonconformity and Corrective Action
8.2 Continual Improvement

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms
Appendix C. Documented Information
Appendix D. References

List of Figures

Figure 3-1, Flow Diagram of Overall Process for Identifying Environmental Aspects and Impacts, Identifying Risks and Opportunities, and Determining High-Priority Environmental Aspects
Figure 3-2, 5x5 Risk Matrix With Priority-Level Categories

List of Tables

Table 3-1, Environmental Aspect Categories
Table 3-2, NASA EMS Risk (R)/Opportunity (O) Categories
Table 3-3, NASA EMS Probability Scoring


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