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Formerly Used Defense Sites

The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to correcting environmental damage caused by its activities. The Defense Environmental Restoration Program for Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP-FUDS) is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of the DoD. Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) are real property that was under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense and owned by, leased by, or otherwise possessed by the United States and were transferred from Department of Defense control prior to 17 October 1986. These properties can range from privately-owned farms to National Parks. They also include residential areas, schools, colleges, and industrial areas.

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 gave DoD the authority for certain cleanup activities at former DoD sites in the United States and its territories.

A list of FUDS properties within the state of Hawaii can be found at www.fuds.mil Click on the "FUDS Inventory" on the right hand side of the page beneath "FUDS Menu". The scope of Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) Program by projects per State is listed.

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