Maritime Administration News Release

News Release #: DOT 185-10
Date: Oct 8 2010
Contact: Cheron Wicker
Contact Phone: 202 366-5067

MARAD’s James River Reserve Fleet Enters Virginia Environmental Excellence Program. 

News Digest

The Maritime Administration’s James River Reserve Fleet (JRRF) entered the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program (VEEP) as an Exemplary Environmental Enterprise or E3.  To qualify as an E3 participant, organizations must fully implement an environmental management system and a pollution prevention program. VEEP encourages organizations to go beyond their legal requirements to achieve superior environmental performance. The JRRF has done so with the development of its environmental policy, which created a new environmental reporting and monitoring program, developed new standards of operations, and designed and installed a storm water management system at the fleet site. Contact: Cheron Wicker (202) 366-5067.