BRAC and EPA’s Federal Facility Cleanup Program: Three Decades of Excellence, Innovation and Reuse
BRAC and EPA’s Federal Facility Cleanup Program
EPA serves the public by supporting innovative, cost-effective cleanups at federal facilities and the return of those facilities to productive use. We work extensively with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and community representatives to ensure that facilities meet environmental standards and are ready for redevelopment.
EPA assists in the transfer of properties and provides regulatory oversight at many types of Department of Defense (DoD) sites, including Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) sites. Because these facilities often encompass hundreds of acres with buildings, roads and other infrastructure, their effective and efficient cleanup and reuse can play a pivotal role in communities’ economic development.
September 30, 2016 marked the end of thirty years of EPA’s involvement at BRAC facilities that are not on the National Priorities List (NPL). The BRAC and EPA’s Federal Facility Cleanup Program: Three Decades of Excellence, Innovation and Reuse report takes a closer look at EPA’s work in support of DoD and its BRAC environmental restoration and reuse efforts over the past three decades. At more than 100 BRAC sites nationwide, EPA has provided resources to accelerate environmental restoration activities, maintain remedies that protect human health and the environment, support public involvement, and facilitate property transfer.