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Environmental Management System (EMS)
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SUBJECT:        Environmental Management System (EMS) Policy


TO:         All USVL Personnel


FROM:          Richard Fery /s/

Research Leader


The U. S. Vegetable Laboratory (USVL), Charleston, SC, conducts research to develop solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority.  In conjunction with this mission, the USVL is committed to protecting human health and the environment; meeting or exceeding Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and guidelines; and employing sustainable pollution prevention practices.  Whenever feasible, the USVL will utilize pollution prevention initiatives as the means for achieving compliance.  We will strive to minimize impacts and continually improve our environmental performance by: