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Federal Facilities Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC)

The Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Team assists the Department of Defense (DOD) in its efforts to clean up closing military bases so that the property can be used by sponsor communities for economic redevelopment purposes. Region 5 staff are members of the BRAC Cleanup Teams (BCTs) at all fifteen bases. The BCT, which includes a member from DOD and the state environmental agency, is responsible for:

The BCTs take a partnership approach to the BRAC projects and all decisions are reached on a consensus basis between DOD, U.S. EPA and the State. The U.S. EPA BCT member is supported by technical experts on the BRAC staff.

The overall goal of the BRAC program is to get former military property back to beneficial public use. Once BRAC property is determined to be clean, a Finding Of Suitability to Transfer (FOST) is written by DOD and agreed upon by the regulators. Properties can also be leased while they are being cleaned up if a Finding of Suitability to Lease (FOSL) is completed.

BRAC base locations

A map of BRAC base locations following and base specific information may be viewed by clicking on specific bases or just select the name of the base at the following table.

Region 5  Brac Base Locations.
Chanute AFB Jefferson Proving Grounds Gentile AFS / DESC Grissom AFB Fort Benjamin Harrison Naval Air Warfare Center Rickenbacker OANGB Newark AFB Fort Sheridan Glenview NAS O'Hare Air Station Wurtsmith AFB Savanna Army Depot KI Sawyer AFB Chanute AFB FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON Fort Sheridan Gentile Air Force Base Glenview nasal Air Grissom Air Force Base Jefferson Providing Grounds K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base Naval Air Warfare Station Newark Air Force Base O'Hare Air Reserve Station Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base Savanna Army Depot Activity Wurstsmith Air Force Base

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