The Air Force is committed to preserving and protecting the natural environment. The 72nd Civil Engineering Directorate, Environmental Management Branch serves as program manager for Tinker's environmental matters with support from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. The EM branch manages Tinker's restoration, compliance, sustainability, and National Environmental Policy Act programs. As the Air Force's environmental "operators," they provide environmental technical expertise, support, and consultation services for the installation. Serving as the local focal point and spokesperson for Tinker's environmental matters with regulatory agencies, other governmental units and civic leaders, EM develops and implements local policies and procedures that ensure base-wide compliance with environmental requirements, the conservation of natural and cultural resources, the implementation of pollution prevention investments and the completion of restoration actions.