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Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Environment)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Environment) serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment) for all matters pertaining to environmental protection, compliance, restoration, and technology, and management of natural, historical and cultural resources for Department of Navy (DON) activities worldwide.

The DASN (Environment) is the DoD/DON liaison for the following groups and agencies:

  • President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Environmental Council of States
  • Various environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Numerous other organizations and task force

DASN Environment’s program elements, including Environmental Restoration, Environmental Quality (Compliance, Conservation, and Pollution Prevention), Environmental Technology, and Historical Preservation, comprise a total annual program of over $1 billion.

The DASN Environment provides policy, direction and oversight for program elements within the Department of Navy (Navy and Marine Corps) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

 Leadership

Karnig H. Ohannessian
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Environment)


 Resources

  • U.S. Navy and Marine Species Monitoring

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 US Department of Navy Issuances

​SECNAV Environmental Instructions

  • ​Environmental Planning for Department of the Navy Actions
​(SECNAVINST 5090.6B) - 10/9/2018  
  • ​Access to Ships and Shore Facilities, and Release of Information Regarding Navy Oil Spills
(SECNAVINT 5090.7B) - 12/21/2018
  • ​Policy for Environmental Protection, Natural Resources, and Cultural Resources Programs
(SECNAVINST 5090.8B) - 10/18/2018
  • ​Department of the Navy Policy for Consultation with Federally Recognized Indian Tribes
(SECNAVINST 11010.14B) - 1/18/2019
  • ​Department of the Navy Cultural Resources Program 
(SECNAVINST 4000.35B) - 4/16/2019

 SECNAV Environmental Awards

​2019 Environmental Awards


​Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation
​USN:  Naval Base Coronado, CA
USMC:  Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA
​Environmental Quality, Industrial Installation
​USN:  Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, FL
USMC:  Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, FL
​Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation
​USN:  Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center, Japan
USMC:  Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Japan
​Sustainability, Non-Industrial Installation
​USN:  Naval Magazine Indian Island, WA
USMC:  Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA
​Sustainability, Individual/Team
​USN:  Fleet Readiness Center East, NC
USMC:  Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA
​Environmental Restoration, Installation
​USN:  Naval Base Ventura County, CA
USMC:  Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ
​Cultural Resources Management, Small Installation
​USN:  Naval Weapon Station Seal Beach, CA
USMC:  No entry
​Cultural Resources Management, Individual/Team
​USN:  Ms. Ryouko Araki, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan
USMC:  Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Japan
​Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Small Program​USN:  No entry
USMC:  No entry
​Environmental Planning
​USN:  Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Environmental Planning Team
USMC:  Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
​​Afloat
USS Frank Cable (AS 40)