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For more information, please call 614-692-8915 or email us.

DLA Land and Maritime
ATTN: Environmental Division
3990 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43213

Environmental Management System Infographic


Stormwater Awareness

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This training highlights stormwater and its associated regulations and policies as well as stormwater's impact on the local environment.


Celebrating the Comeback of the Burning River, 1969-2019 - Ohio EPA

Environmental Division

Mission Statement

The Environmental Division acts as the principal advisor and assistant to the Site Director and Commander on developing and managing programs to assure environmental quality, and to protect the health of employees and others on DLA-managed facilities.


A clean, healthy, and well-protected environment that sustainably supports the mission. Natural resources are protected and managed to meet the needs of current and future associates and members of the surrounding communities. All DSCC associates understand the importance of a healthy environment and act to protect and restore it.


To ensure the Installation maintains compliance with all environmental regulations and sustainably manages natural resources. Through our USA Tree City program and partnership with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, we actively maintain and grow the DSCC urban forest. The Environmental Division has installed acres of pollinator habitat on the Installation grounds to help support dwindling populations within Ohio. Five active restoration sites are managed through the Environmental Division. DSCC works to meet sustainability goals; including solid waste diversion, use of renewable resources, air emission reductions and smart water usage.

Meet the Team

Nicole Goicochea – Team Lead, Environmental Management System Representative and Natural Resources

Nicholas Doss – Air, Sustainability

Robert Scalamera – Stormwater, Drinking Water, Installation Restoration, National Environmental Policy Act, Petroleum, and Oil and Lubricants

Samuel Zentkovich – Pest Management, Hazardous Materials and Waste, and Solid Waste/Recycling


Environmental Office shares tips for staying ‘Green’ as home projects hit summer surge
Volunteers collect recyclables during an installation Shred Day event at the Defense Supply Center Columbus in April 2018.
July 29, 2020 - Ohio’s shelter-in-place order has led many families to spend more time at home. As a result, local waste companies are reporting surges in trash collection resulting from many residents taking the opportunity for an extended spring-cleaning season and tackling various home projects.

DSCC talks trash
Nicole Goicochea, lead environmental protection specialist at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, spoke with seven preschool and prekindergarten classrooms about the environment April 15. The discussion focused on landfills and why it’s important to reduce the amount of refuse generated.
Aug. 6, 2019 - DSCC Environmental Division is focused on reducing solid waste diversion for the installation. The installation minimizes solid waste generation through source reduction, recycling, reuse or composting. The Environmental Division has made it easy for associates to participate in assist in meeting its goals and help the environment while also providing tips for continued efforts at home.

Programs & Initiatives

What is EMS?

EMS is a management system that integrates environmental concerns and issues into management processes.

What do I need to know about EMS?

  • DSCC has an Environmental Policy Statement
  • DSCC is committed to:
    • Complying with legal requirements
    • Preventing pollution
    • Continual improvement of the EMS program

What are my EMS responsibilities?

  • Be aware of the commitments in the Environmental Policy Statement
  • Understand how your daily activities affect the environment
  • In the event of an environmental emergency call 614-692-2111 or 911

DSCC identified aspects of its operation that may significantly impact the environment and developed objectives to mitigate their impact. The objectives are:

  • Reduce the use of fossil fuels
  • Improve the management of water resources
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with DOD operations
  • Divert solid waste from landfills
    • Everyone is responsibly for recycling commodities such as:
      • Mixed paper and cardboard
      • Plastic bottles
      • Aluminum cans
      • Scrap metal
  • Ensure that all projects are reviewed by the Environmental Division, per the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Ensure clean drinking water is available throughout DSCC

Environmental Management System Environmental Control Committee Information

What is the ECC?

A committee of installation personnel selected to assist with the implementation of the EMS. The scope of the EMS at DSCC includes all personnel, tenants and contractors working for or on behalf of the installation.

What are my EMS responsibilities as a member of the ECC?

  • Disseminate pertinent environmental information to personnel in the organization you are representing
  • Take part in identifying, reviewing and approving significant environmental aspects
  • Attend quarterly ECC meetings
  • Provide input on your area of expertise related to EMS procedures, activities, objectives and targets

Why must we maintain an EMS?

Executive Order 13693: Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade requires federal agencies to continue implantation of formal Environmental Management Systems where those systems have proven effective and deploy new EMSs where appropriate.

Who do I contact for more information?

The EMS Management Representative at 614-692-8815.

DSCC is working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to become a Tree City. DSCC has implemented a DSCC Tree Ordinance to enhance our urban forest. All trees planed, removed, treated or severely pruned require a permit. The ordinance also establishes a Do Not Plant list for trees, shrubs and perennials. Contact Environmental for more information.

Small Trees (under 40 ft width, spread):

  • Redbud (will grow anywhere) – beautiful floral display
  • Serviceberry – flowers, berries, fall foliage (great alternative to ornamental pears)
  • Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida species) – beautiful flowers, berries, fall foliage
  • American Hornbeam
  • Sourwood Tree
  • White Fringetree

Medium/Large Trees (over 40 ft width, spread):

  • Tulip Poplar
  • River birch
  • Ohio Buckeye
  • Beech
  • Sugar Maple
  • Sycamore
  • Chinquapin Oak
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Honeylocust
  • Northern Catalpa
  • Black Gum


  • New Jersey Tea
  • Spicebush
  • Black Chokeberry



  • Black eyed Susan
  • Purple coneflower
  • Blazing Star
  • Coreopsis
  • Indian blanket (annual)

Part Sun/ Sun:

  • Ox Eye Sunflower
  • Goldenrod
  • New England Aster
  • Bee balm
  • Golden alexanders
  • Northern blue flag iris
  • Blue eyed grass
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Milkweed (butterfly, swamp, purple)

Part Sun/ Shade:

  • Cardinal flower
  • Great blue lobelia
  • Geranium maculatum
  • Ohio spiderwort
  • Woodland phlox
  • Canada Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
  • Virginia Bluebells
  • Great White Trillium
  • Spring beauty