Original Date: 09/15/1997
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Base Realignment and Closure Reuse Efforts
After the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) decision, Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) found itself facing a massive challenge. The decision took away its maintenance and general supply missions, leaving the Depot with ammunition operations and the ammunition equipment program. TEAD faced the task of transferring more than 300 buildings, several thousand acres, and thousands of items of personal property to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA). This task had to be accomplished quickly while maintaining the Depot's ability to perform the remaining missions and keep its expense rates competitive all without comprehensive guidance.
The Depot developed a plan to achieve the majority of the goals within the prescribed time frames. TEAD established communication channels immediately with local, state, and federal agencies as well as project managers at each of the command levels within Department of the Army and the Corps of Engineers. Points of contact were established and regular telephone conferences were conducted. Screening of all real and personal property was conducted and offered to Army, federal, and state agencies before being offered to the LRA. The processes for all environmental issues were started immediately due to the lengthy nature of these actions. These included the Environmental Baseline Survey, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Statement and the Finding of Suitability to Lease/Transfer. A review was conducted on legal jurisdiction. The Depot is currently working on a Master Lease with the LRA.
The Depot's swift and decisive actions enabled it to meet both goals of executing remaining missions and turning over excess property to the LRA. Several tenants are already in place in former Army buildings and employ more than 500 people, with more potential on the horizon.
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