Directorate of Public Works (DPW)
Air Management, Environmental Division
Our mission is to protect, conserve, and maintain air resources of the area where we live, with the primary goal of protecting human health. We accomplish our mission by implementing the standards developed for the U.S. Army in Germany as well as the appropriate local and Federal requirements of our host nation.
Today, we face new challenges in protecting and maintaining good air quality. In addition to the traditional industrial and automotive air pollutants, we are also concerned with many other factors including: acid rain, toxic pollutants, greenhouse gases, global warming, smog and the depletion of the earth's upper-level ozone layer which protects us from the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation.
The goal of the Air Management Program is to ensure that Department of Defense (DoD) owned and/or operated facilities and equipment are in compliance with applicable host nation, Army, and U.S. standards. This includes monitoring the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone depleting substances (ODS) to avoid release to the environment. Regular monitoring of facilities like heating plants, carpentry shops, spray painting facilities, fuel transfer facilities, incinerators and non-tactical DoD motor vehicles help the Army to comply with air regulations.
All air emission sources are monitored, but the best practice is to avoid emissions. The U.S. Army has programs to avoid emissions by reducing energy consumption and minimizing use of natural resources.
If you have any questions concerning Air issues within the Baden-Württemberg Military Community, please contact the Air Manager.