Environmental Cleanup Defense Funding Allocation Process and Reported Funding Impacts.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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The Defense Environmental Restoration Program promotes and coordinates cleanup of hazardous substances associated with past DOD activities. Funding for cleanup at operational installations and formerly used defense sites has come from the Defense Environmental Restoration on Account DERA since 1984. Cleanup associated with installations designated for closure or realignment has been funded through the Base Realignment and Closure BRAC process since 199 1. Under its statutory reporting requirements, DOD annually reports to Congress by providing information on installation cleanup sites, including, for example, background, status, progress made, and cost incurred and remaining to complete cleanup. Since fiscal year 1993, the report has listed when installation cleanup activity schedules are impeded by a lack of funding. The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Environmental Security, formulates policy and provides oversight for the Defense Environmental Restoration Program at operational and BRAC installations and formerly used defense sites. In fiscal year 1997, the centralized DERA was partitioned into five environmental restoration accounts Army, Navy including Marine Corps, Air Force, formerly used defense sites, and defense-wide. The components plan, program, and budget for the individual installation cleanup projects. The Army, as executive agent for DOD, implements the program at formerly used defense sites through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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