FUDS Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) is responsible for environmental restoration of properties that were formerly owned by, leased to or otherwise possessed by the United States and under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense.  These properties are known as Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS).  The FUDS Program only cleans up DoD generated pollution which occurred before transfer of property to private owners or federal, state or local government owners.

The scope and magnitude of the national FUDS program are significant, with more than 9,000 properties identified for potential inclusion in the program. The Southwestern Division Regional Environmental Team manages and administers the FUDS program within our region.   The number of eligible sites within our region exceeds 260.  Environmental cleanup at the FUDS properties is conducted in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. Our FUDS program managers have established a strong and productive partnership and in hand with regulators and current property owners on cleanup efforts.