BRAC 2005

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BRAC 2005

  1. 1. BRAC 2005 What Does it Mean to Pennsylvania? Gary W. Moulder, CHMM Chief, Federal Facilities Section Remediation Services Division PA Department of Environmental Protection
  2. 2. Purpose of BRAC <ul><li>To eliminate the costly on-going operation and maintenance of non-essential military infrastructure </li></ul>
  3. 3. BRAC After 4 Rounds <ul><li>Force strength reduced/downsized </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated savings of $17 billion through 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Projected $7 billion thereafter </li></ul><ul><li>BRAC 05 – Military value is primary factor </li></ul><ul><li>Joint operations, bases and training facilities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Positive Lessons Learned <ul><li>Early involvement of all involved </li></ul><ul><li>Better site characterization </li></ul><ul><li>Need good maps and aerial photos </li></ul><ul><li>Choose experienced contractors </li></ul><ul><li>Educate about BRAC process </li></ul>
  5. 5. Not-so-positive Lessons Learned <ul><li>Underestimated cleanup costs </li></ul><ul><li>Unrealistic schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Clear lead agency responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>ID uncontaminated property </li></ul>
  6. 6. What’s New in BRAC 2005? <ul><li>Use existing data and studies </li></ul><ul><li>Develop ECP immediately after BRAC list </li></ul><ul><li>All appropriate inquiry/due diligence </li></ul><ul><li>Make decisions early in process </li></ul><ul><li>Site conceptual model </li></ul><ul><li>Consult w/regulators for “smart option” </li></ul>
  7. 7. New Considerations <ul><li>Concurrence on early transfers </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer of cleanup responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Brownfields considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Consider “market value” of property </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate redevelopment AND cleanup </li></ul>
  8. 8. Pennsylvania BRAC Sites <ul><li>Navy BRAC (1991) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Philadelphia Naval Complex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warminster NAWC-ACFT Division </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DLA BRAC (1993) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defense Supply Center Philadelphia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Army BRAC (1995) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Letterkenny Army Depot (Property Disposal Areas) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. BRAC 2005 Closures <ul><li>EFA Northeast – Navy </li></ul><ul><li>CE Kelly Support Center – Army </li></ul><ul><li>JRB NAS Willow Grove – Navy, Air Force </li></ul><ul><li>Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station – Air Force </li></ul><ul><li>8 Army/Navy Reserve Centers </li></ul>
  10. 10. BRAC 2005 Realignments <ul><li>Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna (loose 15) </li></ul><ul><li>Support Center Northeast (loose 183) </li></ul><ul><li>MCRC Johnstown (loose 86) </li></ul><ul><li>NavSuppAct Mechanicsburg (loose 11) </li></ul><ul><li>Navy Phila. Business Center – (loose 63) </li></ul><ul><li>Army ResCen Pittsburgh – (loose 220) </li></ul>
  11. 11. BRAC 2005 Gains? <ul><li>Letterkenny Army Depot </li></ul><ul><li>Tobyhanna Army Depot </li></ul><ul><li>NavSuppAct Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>NMCRC Lehigh/Pittsburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Overall Net loss= 1,878 positions </li></ul>
  12. 12. Score Card LOSSES GAINS Naval Air Station Willow Grove 865 mil 362 civ 0 mil 0 civ CE Kelly Support Center 174 mil 136 civ 0 mil 0 civ Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station 44 mil 278 civ 0 mil 0 civ US Army Reserve Center Coraopolis 119 mil 101 civ 0 mil 0 civ Engineering Field Activity NE 4 mil 188 civ 0 mil 0 civ Human Resources Support Center NE 0 mil 174 civ 0 mil 0 civ Philadelphia Naval Business Center 0 mil 63 civ 0 mil 0 civ N&MCRC Lehigh 0 mil 0 civ 8 mil 0 civ N&MCRC Pittsburgh 0 mil 0 civ 7 mil 0 civ
  13. 13. Two Initiatives - <ul><li>Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (Act 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Multi-Site Agreement (CMSA) </li></ul>
  14. 14. One Cleanup Program <ul><li>“ One-stop” shop for state and federal standards </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfies requirements under RCRA, CERCLA and TSCA </li></ul><ul><li>Based on PA Land Recycling Program (Act 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Primary emphasis is re-use of former industrial sites </li></ul>
  15. 16. Philadelphia Naval Complex
  16. 17. Philadelphia Naval Business Center
  17. 18. Lincoln Financial Field
  18. 19. Warminster NAWC - ACFTDIV
  19. 20. Ann’s Choice Retirement Living
  20. 21. Warminster Park
  21. 22. Defense Personnel Support Center
  22. 23. Quartermasters Plaza
  23. 24. Letterkenny Army Depot
  24. 25. Cumberland Valley Business Park 50,000 Sq. Ft Warehouse
  25. 26. NAS JRB Willow Grove
  26. 27. Air Fest 2006                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  27. 28. 911 th Air Reserve Station, Pittsburgh
  28. 29. Wings Over Pittsburgh 2006                                                                                                                          
  29. 30. Army/Navy Reserve Centers
  30. 31. Marine Corps Training Center Freemansburg
  31. 32. Lehigh Tire Co.
  32. 33. Frankford Arsenal
  33. 34. Arsenal Business Center
  34. 35. Valley Forge General Hospital
  35. 36. Valley Forge Christian College
  36. 37. Claysburg Air Force Station
  37. 38. Blue Knob State Park
  38. 39. NIKE Sites
  39. 40. New Uses for Old NIKE Sites
  40. 41. Birdsboro Army Tank Foundry
  41. 42. The End
  42. 43. Questions? Gary W. Moulder, CHMM (717) 787-7566 [email_address]

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