2016 CPEO Military List Archive

From: "Frank Vera" <frankvera3rd@att.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:59:22 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] No EPA funding for BRAC 1-4 sites

This may explain why the EPA site managers are NOT helping to protect the public or environment at BRAC sites.


Base Realignment and Closure Act


Since 1993, the EPA has worked with the Department of Defense (DOD) and state environmental programs

to make property environmentally acceptable for transfer, while protecting human health and the

environment at realigning or closing military installations. Between 1988 and 2005, over 500 major military

installations representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense Logistics Agency have been slated for

realignment or closure. Under the first four rounds of BRAC (BRAC I-IV), 107 of those sites were identified

as requiring accelerated cleanup. The EPA provided critical environmental support to DOD and participated

in the acceleration process of the first four rounds of BRAC. The accelerated cleanup process strived to

make parcels available for reuse as quickly as possible, by transfer of uncontaminated or remediated

parcels, lease of contaminated parcels where cleanup is underway, or “early transfer” of contaminated

property undergoing cleanup. Seventy-two Federal facilities currently listed on the NPL were identified

under the fifth round of BRAC (BRAC V) as closing, realigning, or gaining personnel.


The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Interagency Agreement (IA), which was signed on February

28, 2011, will expire on September 30, 2016. The agency will no longer receive DOD funding for oversight

at selected BRAC installations that have been closed during the first four rounds (BRAC I - IV). This

includes, but is not limited to, meeting and expediting statutory obligations for overseeing cleanup and

ensuring remedy protectiveness after property transfer of non-NPL installations. The EPA will use its

appropriated funding to continue to have a presence at NPL BRAC sites. The FY 2017 President’s Budget

request does not include support for BRAC-related services to DOD.

Document page 107 – PDF page 111




Frank Vera
PO Box 1313
Jamestown, CA, 95327-1313

Phone: 209-782-4541


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