Environmental Remediation is an important part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This mission area includes a wide range of cleanup programs, including the Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) program, the Superfund program and the Formerly Utilized Site Remediation Action Program (FUSRAP). New York District's Environmental Branch, working with our partners like the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, state and local partners and others, manages several remedial investigations and cleanups in the region. The District's Environmental Branch primarily manages three kinds of remediation projects - FUDS, FUSRAP and Superfund sites.
- FUDS - New York District manages remedial investigations and activities at various former military sites in New York and New Jersey as part of the Department of Defense's Formerly Used Defense Sites program. Click to learn more about the FUDS program and some of New York District's FUDS projects in the region.
- FUSRAP - New York District manages remedial efforts in support of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program as well. The program is designed to clean up low-level radioactive waste generated during the early years of the nation’s atomic energy program. Click here to learn more about New York District FUSRAP sites in the region.
- Superfund - The Superfund program is run by the Environmental Protection Agency, and when called upon the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can manage cleanup efforts at Superfund sites. New York District works closely with EPA Region II in New York and New Jersey and manages certain cleanup efforts in support of the EPA - which is the lead agency on any Superfund project.
- IIS - Environmental Remediation - New York District can provide technical assistance to non-Department of Defense (DoD) federal agencies, state and local governments, tribal nations, private U.S. firms, international organizations, and foreign governments through the Interagency and International Services (IIS) program. This work is often funded on a reimbursable basis and can include environmental remediation.
- BRAC - USACE environmental cleanup programs focus on reducing risk and protecting human health and the environment in a timely and cost-effective manner. USACE manages, designs and executes a full range of cleanup and protection activities, supporting the Army with the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) program. USACE is striving to restore ecosystem structure and processes, manage our land, resources and construction activities in a sustainable manner, and support cleanup and protection activities efficiently and effectively, all while leaving the smallest footprint behind.