Accession Number:

ADA275592

Title:

Report to Congress on the Indemnification of Contractors Performing Environmental Restoration

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ENVIRONMENT) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

This report on indemnification of contractors, performing environmental restoration is provided to Congress by the Department of Defense DoD in response to 332 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993, Pub. L. 102-484. It was developed in consultation with the Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Management and Budget, and other federal agencies. It is primarily based on information obtained from these government agencies, contractor trade associations, the insurance industry, and private parties performing environmental restoration. DoD has access to three statutory indemnification authorities. The use of these indemnification authorities may not provide protection for all types of environmental restoration contractors or contract situations. Many environmental restoration contractors or contract situations. Many environmental restoration contractors performing work at sites other than National Priorities list sites may not be covered under the existing protection mechanisms. The data from the DoD components indicate there has been no difficulty in obtaining qualified environmental restoration contractors without offering indemnification. Most federal agencies, including DoD, do not regularly offer statutory indemnification to environmental restoration contractors. State agencies have widely varying practices.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE