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Collaborative Approaches in Developing Environmental and Safety Management Systems for Commercial Space TransportationThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) licenses and permits U.S. commercial space launch and reentry activities, and licenses the operation of non-federal launch and reentry sites. ASTs mission is to ensure the protection of the public, property, and the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States during commercial space transportation activities and to encourage, facilitate, and promote U.S. commercial space transportation. AST faces unique challenges of ensuring the protection of public health and safety while facilitating and promoting U.S. commercial space transportation. AST has developed an Environmental Management System (EMS) and a Safety Management System (SMS) to help meet its mission. Although the EMS and SMS were developed independently, the systems share similar elements. Both systems follow a Plan-Do-Act-Check model in identifying potential environmental aspects or public safety hazards, assessing significance in terms of severity and likelihood of occurrence, developing approaches to reduce risk, and verifying that the risk is reduced. This paper will describe the similarities between ASTs EMS and SMS elements and how AST is building a collaborative approach in environmental and safety management to reduce impacts to the environment and risks to the public.
Document ID
20100028080
Document Type
Other
Authors
Zee, Stacey
(Federal Aviation Administration Washington, DC, United States)
Murray, D.
(Federal Aviation Administration Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2009
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
PB2010-102778
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Safety Management System (SMS)
Environmental Management System (EMS)
Aviation Commercial Space Transportation (AST)
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