(1) Maintaining adequate staff to support the preventive medicine mission
worldwide through the provision of services and investigations in all pertinent fields.
(2) Initiating policies, preparing directives, and giving technical advice on
matters pertaining to the worldwide preventive medicine mission.
(3) Making staff visits, obtaining reports, and maintaining records necessary
to assure the effectiveness of the preventive medicine program.
(4) Maintaining liaison with military and other agency services, such as the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Public Health Service (PHS), and other
regulatory governmental and concerned private agencies.
b. Major Army Commands (MACOM) and Operating Agency Commanders.
MACOM and operating agency commanders are responsible for establishing
procedures to ensure that health and welfare factors are considered during
assessments. The MACOM are to monitor, inspect, and periodically review the
operation of solid waste collection and disposal activities at installations for which they
have command responsibility. Additionally, the MACOM and the Army Medical
Department (AMEDD) will assist installation commanders and Directorate of
Engineering and Housing (DEH) with respect to:
(1) Determining the most suitable method of solid waste disposal.
(2) Organizing the operation of collection systems to improve efficiency of
(3) Reviewing, periodically, such factors as number and location of pickup
stations, truck routes, type of equipment, scheduling, supervision, and personnel
(4) Selecting location and type of new sanitary landfills.
(5) Determining type of solid waste collection equipment required.
(6) Establishing waste management, resource recovery and recycling
programs, and waste disposal programs in accordance with the standards outlined in
(7) Ensuring that waste management, waste minimization, resource
recovery, and recycling programs are established at all installations as required by
regulations, unless specific exemptions have been obtained.
NOTE: Waste minimization consists of two types of activities, reduction at the source,
and recycling of waste. Source reduction refers to the reduction or elimination
of waste at the point where it is generated. Recycling refers to the use or reuse