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for the biological response and decontamination at the Trenton P&DC which was successfully fumigated in October 2003.

     In 2003, Environmental Management Policy provided staff and funding support for the corporate Emergency Management Activity (EMA) project. This project developed an Integrated Emergency Preparedness Plan (IEMP) that is aligned with the National Incident Management System issued by the Department of Homeland Security. The IEMP includes emergency action plans (with annexes for natural, technological and manmade emergencies) and a COOP to assure administrative and operational continuity.

     The IEMP concept was tested during July and August 2003 when it provided the support mechanism for the pre-production test of the Biohazard Detection System (BDS) at selected sites throughout the United States. The standardized IEMP will be used to support the national deployment of BDS technology in 2004 and 2005.

     The WebEMIS module for conducting and managing environmental compliance reviews (ECRs) was implemented in 2003. Nearly 200 ECRs and subsequent corrective actions to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations were completed.

     Modules that were developed in 2003 for energy, solid and hazardous waste, air quality, water, asbestos, tanks, and training will be pilot tested in 2004.

2. Facilities

a. Real Estate Inventory

table 1-5 USPS real esatat inventory
Total owned facilities8356     
Total owned interior square feet215,431,691     
Total owned land in square feet938,392,382     
Total leased facilities25,987     
Total leased interior square feet98,996,586     
Total GSA/other government facilities427     
Total GSA/other government interior square feet3,963,783     
Annual rent paid to lessors$869,744,090     

b. Realty Asset Management

     The Realty Asset Management function provides internal expertise to identify, analyze, and maximize the return on underutilized and surplus real property assets controlled by the Postal Service. This organization generates income from real estate assets by maximizing the value of Postal Service property through its highest and best use, leasing or subleasing excess space to government and public tenants, and selling surplus real property. During 2003, revenues totaling $90.1 million were generated by Realty Asset Management from the following sources:

Chapter 1
Compliance with Statutory Policies Introduction
  1. Fundamental Service to the People
  2. The Workforce
  3. Service to Small or Rural Communities
  4. Postal Cost Apportionment and Postal Ratemaking Developments
  5. Transportation Policies
  6. Postal Service Facilities, Equipment, and Supplies
Chapter 2 Postal Operations

Chapter 3 Financial Highlights

Chapter 4 2003 Performance Report and Preliminary 2005 Annual Performance Plan