To foster environmental stewardship, the Navy gives annual awards to those who exhibit exemplary environmental responsibility and awareness. For example, the Secretary of the Navy honors ships annually with the Secretary of the Navy Environment Quality Award. This award recognizes a ship's responsibility and leadership in environmental stewardship. The principal factor in this stewardship is the ship's storage, handling, and disposal of environmentally-hazardous material. Examples of systems on ships to handle hazardous material include those for dealing with trash, sewage, and incinerations of these materials. Additionally, a ship may actively avoid interfering with any visible marine life.

The Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Quality Award recognizes naval stations that follow environmental requirements to protect both the local environment and people. In 2003, then Public Works Environmental Division Director Tim Riordan outlined the environmental concerns at naval stations: "... a range of programs, including air emissions, drinking water, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, historic and cultural resources, and natural resources and endangered species, to name a few."

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