Using Process Redesign to Improve DOD's Environmental Security Program: Remediation Program Management

By Jeffrey A. Drezner; Frank Camm | Go to book overview

Chapter Three
OVERVIEW OF INNOVATIVE COMMERCIAL
REMEDIATION-MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
Remediation remains one of the largest environmental management problems for many commercial firms, especially for large chemical, petroleum, and manufacturing firms with production activities at many sites. These firms offer a reservoir of expertise on how to apply the new approach discussed in Chapter Two to the management of cleanup programs. Remediation program management practices in the private sector provide lessons that DoD can use to reduce costs and future liabilities through application of cost-effective strategies.Several aspects of remediation program management in the private sector appear to be applicable to DoD's areas of priority interest:
The use of innovative program management initiatives in specific process areas.
Application of a business management perspective to cost and liability estimation.
Resource allocation processes.
Monitoring and performance incentives.
Introduction of core organizational values into the remediation program management processes.
Interactions with regulators and local, state, and federal levels.

This chapter briefly reviews some of the lessons on remediation program management that can be drawn from publicly available sources. However, the topic (remediation program management)

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  • Title Page *
  • Preface iii
  • Contents v
  • Figure vii
  • Tables vii
  • Summary ix
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Acronyms xvii
  • Chapter One - Introduction 1
  • Chapter Two - Remediation Program Management Issues 7
  • Chapter Three - Overview of Innovative Commercial Remediation-Management Practices 13
  • Chapter Four - Case 1: Remediation Program Management at Dupont 21
  • Chapter Five - Case 2: Remediation Program Management at Olin Corporation 53
  • Chapter Six - Conclusions 87
  • Bibliography 93
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