|Federal agencies that contribute to EPA's environmental goals, and how they make a difference.|
|Programs by EPA Strategic Goal
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2. Protecting America's Waters
3. Cleaning Up and Sustainable Development
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Department of Defense
EPA Goal 3: Cleaning Up Communities and
Advancing Sustainable Development
The U.S. Army Corps is a partner with the EPA and other federal agencies in helping communities prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse Brownfields. Brownfields are abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. Livable communities are towns and cities in which people's everyday needs are met without placing the needs of future generations at risk. A livable community is one that people can take pride in. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a key partner in helping communities across America achieve greater livability and sustain a high quality of life.
USACE helps both civilian communities and military installations through a variety of planning; design and construction, program and project management, contracting, real estate, and operation and maintenance activities. Their engineering capabilities are brought to bear on an equally wide variety of engineering challenges to include, but not limited to, flood control and navigation, emergency response, remediation of hazardous waste sites; environmental restoration, stewardship and compliance; infrastructure renewal and water resource development.
Corps engineering capabilities are being put to work in helping communities across the United States solve their Brownfields and other livability challenges. These capabilities fall into four broad categories: Site Assessment, Site Remediation, Site Redevelopment, and Sustainable Reuse.
USACE is a partner with EPA in the Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technology Support Center (BTSC), which is a cooperative effort to provide technical support to federal, state, local, and tribal officials for questions related to the use of innovative technologies and strategies for site assessment and cleanup.
Source(s) of Information
1. ARMY: Brownfields - Urban Waters Program
Related EPA Program(s)
Brownfields are defined as real properties, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse, which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. (There is some statutory exclusion to this definition). The Brownfields Program is designed to empower states, Tribes, local communities, and other stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together to prevent, assess, safely cleanup, and reuse Brownfields.
• Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liabilities Act (CERCLA) as amended by the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act (Pub. L.107-118)
• Government Management Reform Act (1990)
• Solid Waste Disposal Act
• Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act
• Annual Appropriations Act