Soldiers must make decisions to protect the environmental every day. Failure to make the right
decisions may cause serious damage to the environment. To make sound decisions, identify
environmental risks before performing a job, and reduce or eliminate these risks when possible. One
way to reduce or eliminate environmental risks is to use a checklist, such as the one shown in Table
C-1, which contains information to help prevent environmental damage. For a more encompassing
checklist, contact the local command and see FM 3-100.4, Appendix H.
Table C-1. Environmental Checklist
Place drip pans, diapers, or absorbents under vehicles.
Maintain vehicles and equipment according to TM specifications.
Clean up spills immediately.
Collect used rags in a dirty rags container.
Collect used dry sweep compound for reuse.
Return damaged parts and assemblies to the supply facility for rebuilding or recycling.
Locate waste accumulation containers close to the source of the waste products.
Label and date waste accumulation containers.
Dispose of contaminated patches and cleaning equipment properly.
Reuse cleaning equipment and lubricant containers when possible.
Purchase lubricants in bulk, and refill smaller containers.
Recycle cleaning solvents.
Keep the lids on solvent vats closed when not in use.
NBC Equipment Maintenance
Keep a copy of the applicable MSDS for each HM on hand in a binder.
Collect HM (used filters, decontamination materials, and cleaning solutions) at the point
of generation, and dispose of them properly.
Mark and turn in damaged equipment.
Reuse mask carriers and cleaning equipment.
Store DS2 and super tropical bleach (STB) containers in separate locations that are dry
and well ventilated.
Dispose of HW and batteries according to the unit SOP.
Turn in excess repair parts so that other units can use them.
Ensure that DS2 containers have drip pans or other forms of secondary containment