Guidance and policy are issued to Army organizations in a certain hierarchy. Typically, the Department of Defense (DoD) issues broad guidance and policy to the Services. Once issued, the individual Service (Department of Army) will take the DoD guidance and issue most specific guidance applicable to the Service. When the Service, in our case, Department of Army, issues policy and/or guidance, the agency within the service will even more specifically delineate the requirements through agency policy and/or guidance. Lastly, technical staff will sometimes seek to further explain the technical requirements to the person responsible for execution in the field through informal guidance and documentation. Also, there are instances where there may be no formal guidance available on a certain topic, so the agency may developed guidance to fulfill a need in the field.
Department of Defense Guidance The Department of Defense (DoD) issues guidance and policy on programmatic, legal and technical issues in all areas related to the department. For DoD guidance and policy related to environmental cleanup programs at Army, Navy and Air Force sites, click here.
Department of Army Guidance Once DoD issues policy and/or guidance, the Service will issue more specific policy/guidance to the respective service. All DA guidance can be found on DENIX. DA guidance pertaining to environmental cleanup can be found here.
Corps EM CX Guidance USACE typically will issue official Corps guidance to either ensure implementation of DA requirements or to provide guidance to USACE components on technical requirements. USACE has an official guidance publication program with hundred of current guidance documents. The USACE main guidance page can be found at http://www.hnd.usace.army.mil/techinfo/engpubs.htm. For a list of official guidance documents related to EM CX remediation and compliance, click here.