Base Realignment and Closure Restoration Program
Description: The Army's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Environmental Restoration Program is a comprehensive program identifying, investigating, and cleaning up contamination at closing and realigning Army installations with transferable real property. Restoration sites include those contaminated by past or closing defense activities and where a response is required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA); and certain corrective actions required by the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA). The mission for the BRAC Environmental Restoration Program is to perform appropriate, cost-effective cleanup that is protective of human health and the environment to ensure property is safe for transfer and projected reuse.
The Army's BRAC Environmental Restoration Program consists of three subcategories: the Installation Restoration Program (IRP), Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) and Closure-related Compliance.
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Background: During the 1980s, to keep pace with modernization and changes required supporting the Department of Defense’s (DoD) mission, Congress acted to eliminate excess infrastructure and reduce operating costs. Congress authorized five rounds of BRAC
- 1. 1988 under Public Law (PL) 100-526
- 2. 1991, 1993, and 1995 under PL101-510 and its subsequent amendments
- 3. 2005 under PL 101-510
The first four BRAC rounds (1988 through 1995) are referred to as Legacy BRAC.
Support: The BRAC Division (BRACD) within the office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ASCIM) is the program manager for the Army BRAC Environmental Restoration Program. The BRACD develops the BRAC budget and Work Plan; compiles obligation plans and tracks obligation of funds; reports on progress through Installation Services Directorate Environment Division (ISE, formerly ODEP) and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM). More information on ACSIM can be found at the following link: http://www.acsim.army.mil/
The U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) provides program support on environmental restoration at BRAC installations. More information on USAEC can be found at the following link: http://aec.army.mil/usaec/