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Supporting the Joint Base Andrews Mission Through Sound Environmental Stewardship

The U.S. Air Force Environmental team is recognized as world leaders, with environmental stewardship woven into the heart of the Air Force mission. The Environmental Flight's mission is to support the Joint Base Andrews mission through sound environmental stewardship.

Environmental Policy


Our promise is to provide environmental leadership and guidance across the installation, to empower Joint Base Andrews and America's Airmen to reduce risks to human health and the environment while fostering sound environmental stewardship in all mission areas.


Click here for JBA's Complete Environmental Policy



The Four Pillars

The four pillars of the Air Force environmental mission are quality, conservation and planning, pollution prevention, and restoration.

The Environmental Flight works with all elements of the base, regulatory agencies and the community to ensure the job gets done in a sustainable manner. By working cooperatively, the Andrews team will continue to comply with environmental laws, preserve the natural environment, and accomplish its Global Airlift mission.

The hard working dedication of the Andrews Environmental Team was recognized with the 2004 Environmental Flight of the Year Award in Air Mobility Command.

Conservation and Planning

Joint Base Andrews conserves natural and cultural resources through effective environmental planning. The environmental consequences of proposed actions and reasonable alternatives are integrated into all levels of decision making. The environmental resources under Joint Base Andrews stewardship are protected and managed in the public interest.

The Conservation Pillar of Environmental Management consists of the Environmental Impact and Analysis Process , Cultural Resources Management Program and Natural Resources Management Program. Each program has a unique purpose in support of Joint Base Andrews. To learn more about each process and program click

Environmental Quality

The Environmental Quality section ensures that Joint Base Andrews  complies with applicable environmental laws, regulations and guidelines. In addition, the section is responsible for directing efforts to eliminate or reduce pollution.

Through coordination, management and regular assessments, such as the Environmental Compliance Assessment and Management Program, the Environmental Quality section strives to minimize mission impacts on the environment. Support from the Unit Environmental Coordinators, ensures base wide participation.

The Environmental Quality Pillar consists of the Air Quality Management Program, Water/Wastewater Program, and Toxics/Asbestos Program. To learn more about each program click here.

Pollution Prevention

The Air Force Pollution Prevention Program was implemented as part of the Air Force's commitment to forward-thinking environmental leadership. It involves efforts at all levels of the Air Force to reduce wastes through a hierarchy of actions established by Pollution Prevention Act of 1990.

The Pollution Prevention Pillar of Environmental Management consists of Recycling and the Haz Mat Management Program. Each program has a unique purpose in support of Joint Base Andrews. To learn more about each process and program click here.

Environmental Documents

2019 Water Quality Report - June 2020

Final Proposed Plan SWMU-56 - December 2019

Proposed Plan for Site CS-C503 - November 2019

2018 Water Quality Report - June 2019

SS-28 Final Proposed Plan - March 2019

Draft CCC EA - Oct. 2018

Draft CCC FONSI - Oct. 2018

2017 Water Report

Joint Base Andrews Air Installations Compatible Use Zones study - Feb. 2018

Joint Base Andrews Performance-Based Restoration Feasibility Study SS-28 - Aug. 2017

Joint Base Andrews seeks public input on environmental community outreach - Dec 2017

Final Environmental Assessment for the Piscataway Creek mitigation site - May 2016

Final - Environmental Assessment for Taxiway Whiskey Supplemental Projects - Sept 2015 Environmental Assessment (EA) Airfield Storm Drainage System Repair - 2015 Joint Base Andrews 2014 Water Quality Report - June 2015 2014 Annual Consumer Water Quality Reports Now Available - June 2015 Final Environmental Assessment MD 4 at Suitland Parkway Interchange Construction - March 2015 Final Environmental Assessment for the 21-Point Enclosed Firing Range - March 2015  Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan - 2014 Environmental Assessment for the Expansion and Consolidation of the Base Exchange - Aug 2013 Final Remedial Investigation Report Site SS-28 - June 2013

Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Construction of POV Parking for the 113th Wing - May 2013

Final Installation Development Environmental Assessment at Joint Base Andrews - April 2013 Final Environmental assessment for Replacement of Taxiway Sierra, Taxiway Whiskey, Pad 12 and Pad 13 at Joint Base Andrews - April 2013 Final Environmental Assessment for the Construction and Operation of a Battalion Headquarters for the U.S. Army Priority Air Transport at Joint Base Andrews - Dec 2012 Final Environmental Assessment for Stormwater System Repair and Upgrades at Joint Base Andrews - May 2012 Final Supplemental Env. Assessment for the Ambulatory Care Center - June 2011 Environmental Assessment for General Plan Update - April 2011 Andrews Arbor Plan - 2011 Mattawoman EA Narrative


Joint Base Andrews Environmental Restoration Program

Historical methods of hazardous waste disposal at Air Force sites across the country have created a legacy of environmental impacts. The Environmental Restoration Program was established to identify, assess, investigate, and clean up existing contamination on the base. The process is based on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as well as the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan.

Joint Base Andrews was listed on the National Priorities List in 1999, which spurred on major changes in the manner in which Andrews pursues environmental restoration. Andrews is pursuing a comprehensive approach to restoring affected areas and ensuring beneficial reuse of natural resources. The Andrews Restoration team works closely with its regulatory partners, consisting of the US EPA, Maryland Department of Environment, and the Prince George's County Health Department, to achieve its goals. Scientists and engineers are using innovative and cost-effective strategies to remediate contamination from petroleum and a variety of hazardous substances. 

For a list of fact sheets for restoration sites, click here.

For more information on ERP, click here.

To access the Air Force Administrative Record, click here.


For questions regarding environmental issues at Joint Base Andrews, contact the 316thWing Public Affairs office.

Phone: 240-612-4428
Email: usaf.jbanafw.afdw-staff.mbx.11-wg-pa@mail.mil
For question regarding recycling at Joint Base Andrews, contact the Andrews Recycling Center.
Phone: 301-981-0644
3350 Celmers Lane
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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