Accession Number : ADA323749

Title :   Department of Defense Environmental Programs: Background and Issues for Congress.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s) : Hicks, Kathleen H. ; Daggett, Stephen

PDF Url : ADA323749

Report Date : 06 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Between FY 1984, when Congress established a separate budget account for defense environmental cleanup, and FY 1994, reported Department of Defense funding for environmental programs climbed from $250 million to more than $5 billion. In part, the growth was driven by the evolution of Federal regulations requiring cleanup of toxic wastes and by the progress of the cleanup process. In addition, over the past 10 years, Congress has extended the scope of DOD's environmental programs to include conservation of resources on military bases and environmental research programs. Finally, in the early 1990s, the Defense Department began to identify and report costs of complying with other environmental laws and regulations. As a result, between FY 1990 and FY 1993, reported DOD environmental funding more than tripled. Since reaching a peak of $5.6 billion in FY 1994, funding has fallen slightly, but environmental programs still total about 2% of the DOD budget.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *WASTES, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *CLEANING, CONGRESS, MILITARY FACILITIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ENVIRONMENTS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, TOXICITY, COSTS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, REGULATIONS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE