The Navy considers regulatory compliance essential to environmental excellence and identification of opportunities for improvement. Installations are required to conduct internal Environmental Quality Assessments (EQA) annually and have higher headquarters personnel perform external EQAs every three years (FY13, FY16, FY19).
Internal assessments are performed by installation environmental media managers. In an effort to eliminate compliance burdens, promote sustainability and advance positive practices Fleet Activities Yokosuka continuously assesses its environmental programs and as a minimum formally assesses each environmental media at least once annually. This process allows for greater flexibility for organizations in scheduling site visits and allows more assessments to occur.
All organizations should expect to be assessed at least once annually. In addition to the formal assessments, informal consultation visits are available that allow for identification and rectification of discrepancies without issuance of official discrepancy notices.
COMFLEACTINST 5090.17 provides further guidance on the EQA program. To schedule visits or if you have further questions please contact the EQA Program Manager.