4 edition of Environmental issues and military base closings found in the catalog.
by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington
Written in English
|Series||S. hrg. ;, 103-462|
|LC Classifications||KF26 .E6 1993k|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 134 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||134|
|LC Control Number||94187287|
The water at or around military installations contains potentially harmful levels of perfluorinated compounds, which have been linked to cancers and Author: Tara Copp. The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission heard testimony on environmental stewardship of installations recommended for .
The environmental impacts of military operations are increasingly becoming factors in the planning and execution of military activities. “The military has a new appreciation for the interdependence between military missions, the global community, and the environment,” according to a newly revised and reissued Army doctrinal manual. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.
On Sept. 8, , the Department of Defense's Base Closure and Realignment Commission gave President George W. Bush a list of 20 major military installations that it had determined were no longer. Military Base Closures: A Historical Review from to Summary The United States has experienced difficulty in closing military bases to match the requirements of downsized forces with changed composition. During the decade of the s, major military base closures were seriously hampered by proceduralFile Size: 88KB.
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Environmental issues and military base closings: hearings before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, first session,December 7, Alameda, California. Section (h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly referred to as Superfund) generally requires the United States (in this case, DOD) to clean up closed bases prior to transfer out of federal ownership.
3 Property on a closed base is typically transferred to a local redevelopment authority (LRA) responsible for implementing a plan for. This page contains a list of (and links to) Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) sites, organized by EPA Region. federal action of closing a military base and the environmental review of that action.
These interrelationships present state and local governments with unique opportunities to intervene in the federal closing and environmental review processes. These processes address particular hazardous waste, clean-up and reuse issues that arise when militaryCited by: 1.
Enter your keywords. Sort by. Relevancy. of command, and ensure that environmental experts within the military staff are involved in every aspect of the operational planning and pre-deployment reconnaissance as well as the mission execution. Two of the most pressing issues are providing assistance to local communities economically impacted by base closures and establishing a cost-effective program of environmental clean-up at bases.
and increase the time and money required to complete base closures. Military base closings, and the numerous laws and regulations that apply to them, have a great impact on neighboring communities.
This comment addresses the economic, environmental, and cultural ef-fects of military base closures, both domestic and overseas, and offers. Environmental Issues. The military is seeking special consideration from environmental laws for training, military readiness and national security purposes.
Since the base was closed init is utilized as a research site for the local universities, houses a federal penitentiary in one section, and Google leased 60 acres for test development on their self-driving car. The first time the BRAC closings were completed was in when the commission recommended closing five Air Force bases.
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Military and the environment In spite of growing awareness among militaries of the need to reduce the environmental impact of their operations, whether domestically, during peacekeeping operations or during wartime, the environmental bootprint of military operations remains considerable.
EiJ~v7ihONiENTAi CLEANUP ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH CLOSING MILITARY BASES 5 The problems associated with cleaning up military bases suggest that future base closure commissions, including those now scheduled to meet in andshould have more information about environmental issues.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the environmental cleanup of Department of Defense (DOD) facilities slated for closing, focusing on: (1) the cleanup cost, transferability, and reuse of property by nonfederal users; and (2) DOD progress, difficulties, and plans to address the found that: (1) despite DOD actions to resolve environmental cleanup issues at bases slated for.
But what I suggest in my paper, “ The Military Environmental Complex,” is that right now, because the military is the nation’s largest consumer of fossil fuels, and because many thousands of. On August, 11,the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission met to receive testimony from federal, state and local government officials, professional associations and the general public regarding the issues related to the appropriate environmental stewardship of installations recommended for closure and realignment.
The Base Realignment and Closing Commission (BRAC), which aimed to get politics out of military base closings, is a quintessential example of such means. At the heart of these considerations is the question of with whom or where responsibility should rest.
The American people are left to decide whether to hold unelected and more or less Cited by: But, as this book indicates, the politics of base protection continued. In Shutting Down the Cold War, David Sorenson finds that the most powerful congressional representatives protected bases in their states and districts, and as a consequence the military never got as many bases closed as they by: Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is a process by a United States federal government commission to increase United States Department of Defense efficiency by planning the end of the Cold War realignment and closure of military installations.
More than installations have been closed in five BRAC rounds:, and These five BRAC rounds constitute a. The United States operates a vast array of foreign bases manifesting many of the same environmental problems found at domestic bases, including toxics in drinking water, explosives on firing ranges, and noise pollution.
At domestic bases, the Department of Defense (DOD) has undertaken a rigorous and public—if inadequate—cleanup program. U.S. Military Bases and Environmental Problems. by Ui Jun. Introduction: Sixteen years ago, inUi Jun left his post as an assistant in the engineering department at Tokyo University to go to Okinawa, then becoming an important new front in the anti-pollution struggle.The military for years has been operating more bases than it needs for the million troops on active duty.
Throughout the late s, Congress refused to authorize a new round of base closings.Base Closure and Realignment Act ofestablishing an independent commission known as the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission which met only during calendar years, and The purpose of the Commission was to ensure a timely, independent, and fair process for closing and realigning U.S.
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