Lockheed Martin Facility In Middle River Is Only One In Maryland To Be Selected For Special EPA Program
BALTIMORE, MD, 05-SEP-01 -- Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems (NE&SS)-Marine Systems announced today its selection into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track (NEPT)--a program designed to reward facilities whose environmental performance goes beyond compliance with environmental laws. Lockheed Martin NE&SS-Marine Systems is one of only 249 corporations nationwide to be accepted into NEPT, and the only facility in the state of Maryland. We couldn't be more proud of our selection to NEPT, said Dale Bennett, Vice President and General Manager, NE&SS - Marine Systems. We have demonstrated that a conscientious environmental plan can indeed be married with increased efficiencies in production, without sacrificing one for the other.
In a congratulatory letter, Donald S. Welch, EPA Region III Administrator said: Through participation in the NEPT program, your facility is demonstrating the multiple benefits derived from employing strong environmental management principles. We are proud to have NE&SS-Marine Systems as a member of NEPT. To gain acceptance into NEPT, NE&SS-Marine Systems had to demonstrate a systematic approach to managing environmental responsibilities, take extra steps to reduce and prevent pollution, and maintain positive relationships through effective communication with the surrounding community.
Environmental awareness and performance are essential to the successful management of Maryland's precious resources, said Jane Nishida, Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). The example of environmental stewardship set by NE&SS - Marine Systems is one that facilities throughout the state should follow.
Specifically, NE&SS-Marine Systems has:
Achieved 22% reduction in the tonnage of hazardous waste generated.
Achieved 18% reduction in the tonnage of solid waste generated.
Moving forward, NE&SS-Marine Systems intends to:
Eliminate all Class II ozone depleting chemicals (ODC)
Reduce generated hazardous waste by an additional 10%
Reduce solid waste generated by an additional 10%
Increase recycling volumes of both scrap metal and scrap paper.
Our selection as a NEPT member signifies our commitment to go beyond simple compliance with state and federal environmental regulations, said Ned Moore, NE&SS - Marine Systems senior environmental engineer. Companies selected to NEPT earn benefits for their exceptional environmental performance, such as streamlined reporting arrangements and more flexible procedures.
NE&SS - Marine Systems is one of five major lines of business comprising the Lockheed Martin NE&SS business segment. NE&SS provides surface ship and submarine weapon systems, antisubmarine warfare and ocean surveillance systems, missile launching systems, radar and sensor systems, ship systems integration services and other advanced systems and services to customers worldwide. NE&SS is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. The corporation's principal business areas are aeronautics, space, systems integration and technology services.
Regional officials from the EPA and MDE will recognize NE&SS - Marine Systems' selection to NEPT in a brief ceremony to be held at the NE&SS - Marine Systems site in Middle River at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2001. Interested members of the media should contact Tom Greer at 410-682-1140.