Funding Site Cleanup at Closing Army Installations: An Integer Linear Programming Approach
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Since 1988, the United States Army has closed 112 and has completed or will soon complete realignment of another 27 of its domestic installations. The Army estimates the total cost between 1988 and 2001 of these closures and realignments to be 5.3 billion, of which about 2.3 billion 43 is associated with environmental cleanup. Beyond 2001, the Army expects to spend an additional 1.09 billion to complete cleanup and continue restoration. The Army Base Realignment and Closure Office BRACO is currently funding environmental cleanup at 649 sites on 39 current and former Army installations. BRACO 5 environmental restoration budget from 2001 to 2007 to support cleanup at these installations totaling over 620 million is not sufficient to support each installations requirement for those years. Considering environmental policies and yearly funding requests from 2001 to 2015 for each site, this thesis develops optimization models and a spreadsheet interface to help BRACO allocate its budget. Model results prescribe either funding each site as requested or delaying cleanup by one to five years. Extensive model use helped BRACO analyze alternate yearly budgets, suggest alternate site funding and determine site funding for 2001 to 2007.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Computer Programming and Software
- Environmental Health and Safety