Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC): Transfer and Disposal of Military Property
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Act of 1990 and the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 provide the basic framework for the transfer and disposal of military installations closed during the base realignment and closure BRAC process. In general, property at BRAC installations is first subjected to screening for use by the Department of Defense and by other federal agencies. If no federal use for the property can be found or if an application for transfer is rejected, the property is deemed surplus to the needs of the federal government and made available for disposal through other mechanisms. At this point, BRAC property is subjected to two simultaneous evaluation processes the redevelopment planning process performed by a local redevelopment authority comprised of various interested representatives of the community affected by the BRAC action and a Department of Defense analysis prepared under the aegis of the National Environmental Policy Act and, eventually, informed by the local redevelopment plan.
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