Formerly Used Defense Sites

A Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) is property that was formerly owned, leased, possessed or operated by the Department of Defense. Projects at FUDS are subject to policy and eligibility rules.

In 1982 the Corps of Engineers and the EPA signed an Interagency Agreement that said the Corps would provide assistance to the EPA in executing the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, also known as Superfund.

Under this agreement, the Corps serves as program manager and provides technical assistance, contracting services and contract management, real estate and other support functions.

In 1984, the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) was established to evaluate and remediate contamination at both active and Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS).