For your information, you will find a copy of an agreement (MOA) signed by DoD and the federal agencies that support utility transfers. The MOA establishes responsibilities for environmental obligations related to the allocation of authorized basic real estate for utility transfers. This agreement is intended to assure the sponsoring agencies that the relevant military service is responsible for the necessary environmental rehabilitation caused by the military presence on the ground assigned to the sponsorship agencies. The environmental rehabilitation of the contaminated parts of the land is the sole responsibility of the military division and is carried out in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and/or, where appropriate, the State Environmental Supervisory Authority, in accordance with an agreement or enforceable injunction. The main purpose of this agreement is to regulate the division of responsibilities between the military division and the federal sponsorship agency for any contamination resulting from acts committed in the field prior to its transfer to a recipient of public services. This agreement should not be construed as preventing the military division from imposing cost coverage, contribution or other action on third parties or parties whose military division reasonably believes it may have contributed to the contamination prior to the public service delegation. This agreement is intended only to improve the internal management of the executive branch and is not intended to create a material or procedural right or a legally enforceable or legal advantage enforceable by a party against the United States, its agencies or its executives. John B. Goodman Deputy Under Secretary (Industrial Affairs and Installations) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY ROBERT M. WALKER Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Logistics – Environment) Date Signed: . We hope that the MOA will improve our process of transferring basic real estate for the use of the public interest and accelerate the conclusion of future real estate transfers. If you have any questions about the MOA, please contact Ms. Phyllis Breland of Base Closure and Transition Office at (703) 604-2403.
. CET ACCORD is concluded between the ministries of education, health and human services, the interior and transport (hereafter collectively referred to as ”federal sponsorships”) and the Ministry of Defence (`DoD`) and the departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force (`military divisions`). CONSIDERING that the military department is transferred by the Federal Law on the Ownership and Administrative Services of the Assets of a Federal Agency for the transfer to a recipient of public services, in accordance with a letter of attribution which is entrusted to the Administrator of General Services, and is delegated to the Secretary (Defence according to Public Law 101-510) and to the Secretaries of Military Services.