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

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.


Karnig H. Ohannessian
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

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 SECNAV Environmental Awards

​2019 Environmental Awards

Natural Resources Conservation (Small Installation)
​USN Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Detachment Fallbrook
USMC Marine Corps Base Hawaii
​Natural Resources Conservation (Individual/Team)
​USN Natural Resources Common Tern Nesting Team Naval Station Great Lakes
USMC Resource Enforcement/Compliance Section Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Environmental Quality (Non-Industrial Installation)
​USN Naval Air Station Whiting Field
USMC Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Environmental Quality (Individual/Team)
​USN Environmental Information Management System Program Team, United States Fleet Forces Command
USMC He Xu-Sadri Marine Corps Base Hawaii
​Sustainability (Industrial Installation)
​USN Naval Base Kitsap
​Environmental Restoration (Installation)
​USN Naval Weapons Station Yorktown
​Environmental Restoration (Individual/Team)
​USN Vieques Environmental Restoration Team, Puerto Rico
​Cultural Resources Management (Large Installation)
​USN Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake
USMC Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Japan
Afloat Environmental Award
​USS Tennessee

 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

(SECNAVIST 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