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Sustainability mou

  1. 1. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN COMMANDER, JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM AND COMMANDER, U.S. ARMY GARRISON, HAWAI`I AND COMMANDING OFFICER, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAI`I AND COMMANDER, COAST GUARD BASE HONOLULU AND CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULUSUBJECT: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP1. Purpose. To establish a solid waste management working group (hereafterreferred to as the “Partnership”) with U.S. Army Garrison-Hawai`i, Joint BasePearl Harbor-Hickam, Marine Corps Base Hawai`i, and Coast Guard BaseHonolulu and the City and County of Hawai`i (C&CH) (hereafter referred toas “the Parties”) to work collaboratively in all aspects related to the management ofsolid waste generated by the Parties on the island of Oahu.2. Goal. To develop a comprehensive and integrated approach for solidwaste management on the island of Oahu that will assist the Parties in theirindividual solid waste management programs and support mutual solid waste andsustainability objectives. This approach will: 1) coordinate the Parties’ efforts toreduce, reuse, and recycle wastes; 2) consider the relative economic advantages ofmanagement technologies and the potential for resource recovery; 3) coordinatewaste management programs to support sustainability objectives deemed importantby the Parties such as “net-zero waste” and “energy security”; and 4) contribute tothe vitality of the Oahu economy and quality of life for the region’s citizens.
  2. 2. SUBJECT: Solid Waste Management Partnership3. Areas of Consideration. For the Parties to achieve these goals, the Partnershipintends to actively cooperate in the following efforts: a. Identification of key stakeholders and resources necessary to develop a planthat addresses the Parties’ collective, long-term waste management and waste-to-energy needs (to include increasing the use of alternative energy, reducing fossilfuel use, and increasing landfill diversion); b. Development of a Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM) that identifieskey actions and timelines necessary to implement a plan that meets the Parties’collective, long-term, waste management and energy security needs; c. Development of a strategic management plan that minimizes inputs into thewaste stream through source reductions, and enhances re-use, recycling, and thedisposal of solid waste through an effective integration of composting, waste-to-energy conversion, landfill, and/or other technologies that address all Parties’requirements; d. Participating in regular face-to-face meetings and conference calls tocollaborate in the development of a comprehensive, island-wide plan to meet theobjectives of the Parties e. Devoting staff time to support Partnership initiatives activities; f. Identifying stakeholders and recruiting new participants, on an as-neededbasis, to support the Partnership in both advisory and implementation roles; and g. Analyzing, selecting, and developing recommendations for potentialcollaborative waste management initiatives that support the goals of the Parties andthe Partnership. 2
  3. 3. SUBJECT: Solid Waste Management Partnership4. Governance. The Parties, through the Hawai`i Joint Interservice ResourceGroup (HI JIRSG), will constitute the Core Project Management Group of thePartnership, and will act as the decision-making body for this initiative. The Partieswill seek, as required, cooperation with appropriate city or state agencies, otherfederal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private or commercialentities on Partnership initiatives; and, as determined by the Parties, otherparticipants may join the Partnership in either advisory or implementation roles forparticular initiatives5. Decision Making. Although majority consensus is desirable, any party whofor whatever reason cannot support an initiative is allowed to abstain or withdrawwithout repercussion, from participation in that initiative.6. MOU Commencement, Amendment, and Cessation. This MOU will beeffective when signed by an appropriate representative of each of the Parties. ThisMOU may be amended at any time by the mutual written consent of the Parties.Unless otherwise agreed to by the Parties, this MOU will expire 5 years aftercommencement. Any of the Parties may terminate their participation in this MOUat any time by notifying each of the other Parties in writing one hundred eighty(180) days before the termination date.7. Limitations. a. Any commitments made or actions taken by the Parties, related tothis MOU, are still subject to each party’s normal procedures governing suchaction. Nothing in this MOU constitutes either the authority or the intent toexpend appropriations; to enter into any contract, agreement for assistance, orinteragency agreement; or to incur any financial obligations. Any contracts,interagency agreements, etc., (i.e., any endeavor involving expenditure of USgovernment funds) entered into incident to, or as a result of, this MOU will still begoverned by applicable law, policy, regulation and procedures (e.g., contractingthrough procedures ensuring full and open competition) and will be executed viaand governed by written agreements and/or other documents, separate from thisMOU. This MOU does not create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural,enforceable by law or equity, for or against any of the Parties to the MOU, theirofficers or employees, or any other person. This MOU does not apply to any 3
  4. 4. SUBJECT: Solid Waste Management Partnershipperson or organization outside of the Parties. b. The Parties agree that the “Solid Waste Management Partnership (SWMP)”name may be used in conjunction with other agreements or initiatives in the future.No one Party to this MOU claims exclusive rights to the “SWMP” name, andother stakeholders are welcome to join the Partnership at any time during thispartnership period.8. Contacts for the Parties. The following individuals are the designatedcontacts of the Parties for this MOU and are the members of the Core ProjectManagement Group on behalf of their organizations: Organization ContactIf US Army Garrison Hawai`i COL Whitney Marine Corps Base Hawai`i COL Annichiarico Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam CAPT James Coast Guard Base, Honolulu CAPT Koermer City and County of Honolulu Mayor Carlislethis contact information changes, the Parties agree to notify all other parties to thisMOU in writing; such written notification shall become an addendum to thisMOU.9. Approval.____________________________________ ______________Daniel Whitney, DateCOL, USA SFCommanderU. S. Army Garrison, Hawai`i 4
  5. 5. SUBJECT: Solid Waste Management Partnership____________________________________ ______________Jeffrey James DateCAPT, USNCommanderJoint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawai`i____________________________________ ______________James Koermer DateCAPT, USCGCommanderCoast Guard Base Honolulu, Hawai`i________________________________ ______________Brian Annichiarico DateCOL, USMCCommanding OfficerMarine Corps Base Hawai`i___________________________________ ______________Peter Carlisle DateMayorCity and County of Honolulu 5
  6. 6. SUBJECT: Solid Waste Management Partnership___________________________________ ______________F.L. Ponds DateRear AdmiralCommander, Navy Region Hawai`i___________________________________ ______________Lyle Tom DateComptrollerCommander, Navy Region Hawai`i 6

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