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Environmental Restoration Program

The Louisville District’s environmental program is dedicated to building a strong, sustainable environment for future generations. The district’s environmental program manages, designs and executes a full range of cleanup and protection activities such as:

  • Cleaning up sites contaminated with hazardous, toxic or radioactive waste or ordnance through the Formerly Used Defense Sites program
  • Cleaning up locations in use by federal government agencies through the Installation Restoration Program
  • Supporting the Army with Base Realignment and Closure, Interagency and International Services and Environmental Quality Programs Corps environmental programs focus on protecting human health and the environment and seek to reduce risk to human health and the environment in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The management and cleanup of contaminated sites is the responsibility of the Environmental Section of the Military Project Management Branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District. The Environmental Engineering Branch partners with our contractors and project managers to resolve contamination issues, review documents, and ensure that federal guidelines are followed throughout the cleanup process. The Louisville District is part of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division and covers the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Additionally, the Louisville District has environmental projects outside of the district boundary in support of the BRAC-05 cleanup.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the cleanup for the Department of Defense's Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS). By partnering with environmental regulators, the Corps of Engineers follows the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) passed in 1980 and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 which gives the Department of Defense the authority to fund cleanup activities at former defense sites throughout the United States and its territories.

In Fiscal Year 2017, the Environmental Program execution totaled $51.1 million. The Formerly Used Defense Sites program at $22.4 million, the Base Realignment and Closure program executed $7 million, DERP program at $11.6 million, $1.5 million to the USEPA Superfund program and $7 million was allocated for the Environmental Quality Program that covers compliance, pollution prevention and conservation and an additional $1.6 million to other programs.

For more information on the Louisville District Environmental Program or a specific project contact LRL-Pagemaster-Env.