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A Stakeholder's Guide to the Cleanup of Federal Facilities

The Stakeholders’ Guide to the Cleanup of Federal Facilities is an outgrowth of the work of the Federal Facilities Environmental Restoration Dialogue Committee (FFERDC), an official federal advisory committee which has had an enormous impact on the way federal agencies approach their environmental restoration obligations. The committee, which “sunsetted” in 1996, was made up of 50 members from several federal agencies; state, tribal, and local governments; and environmental, community, environmental justice, and labor organizations.

EPA: Turning Bases into Places

Having a military base close or reduce operations can be traumatic for its host community. The future is uncertain—residents worry about losing jobs and declining property values, local business owners fear a devastating impact, and people are concerned about environmental contamination on the base. The challenges may seem daunting, but many communities have transformed former bases into valuable assets. Indeed, many of these redevelopments have become showplaces for the entire region—boosting the economy, creating jobs, providing homes, and protecting the environment.

Early Transfer Authority: A Guide to Using ETA to Dispose of Surplus Property

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment)/Environmental Management (ODUSD([&E]/EM) has prepared this Early Transfer Authority (ETA) Guide to assist Military Components in the disposal of surplus property using the provision for early transfer in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

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