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XL Key Concepts

Concepts to be explored and/or demonstrated through the Lucent Microelectronics XL Project, cross linked to project elements

Draft:  September 8, 1997

While individual elements will demonstrate various tools, Microelectronics hopes to demonstrate, or test, during the implementation of its XL project, the broad XL concepts (listed below) that will result in better future environmental improvement.  Only under XL will such concepts be tested together in a multi-disciplinary approach that coordinates all agencies and provides the flexibility to fund environmental improvements that may not otherwise be made.

Concept
Relevant Elements These are the elements of the Microelectronics project that have the potential to demonstrate the concept.  The numbers refer to the numbered elements on the attached key.
FY98 This is the fiscal year during which enough data should be available to develop conclusions about the concept that could be made public through the project's Web page or through other methods.
FY99
FY00
FY01
1.  A high quality EMS will become a single vehicle for more efficiently governing and regulating all environmental activity at a facility or business.
SEP-16, SEP-30, SEP-35, SEP-36, SEP-38, SEP-39, F-1, F-3, F-6, F-7
X
2.  An EMS will drive a business toward continuous environmental improvement.  
All SEP elements, particularly SEP-30
X
X
X
X
3.  An EMS will drive a business toward the "permitless" company and eventually toward sustainability.
SEP-35 with contributions from other SEP elements
X
4.  An EMS will fully integrate pollution prevention, DfE and life cycle analysis into normal business processes.
SEP-22, SEP-23, SEP-24, SEP-25, SEP-27
X
X
X
X
Concept
Relevant Elements
FY98
FY99
FY00
FY01
5.  An EMS will integrate public concerns into normal business processes in a manner that is efficient and acceptable both to the public and the business entity.
SEP-27, SEP-38, SEP-39, SEP-40
X
X
X
6.  An EMS will provide an efficient and on-going process for evaluating and implementing regulatory efficiencies in a manner that encourages superior environmental performance.
F-2
X
X
X
7.  An EMS will allow new regulations to be more efficiently and less contentiously integrated into business operations.
SEP-4, SEP-34
X
X
8.  An EMS will foster transferability of sound environmental management practices, as well as efficiencies not just across a business but across a supplier and customer network.
SEP-31, SEP-32, SEP-33
X
X
X
9.  An EMS will foster broader environmental management (including the management of non-regulated substances) better than the present system, perhaps someday making our traditional regulatory approach unnecessary.
All SEP elements, particularly SEP-16, SEP-30
X
X
X