Dept. of Public Works - Environmental
| USAG Alaska - Fort Wainwright

Restoration Program

Welcome to the Fort Wainwright Environmental Restoration Program Home Page. This site will provide you with the following:

  • Descriptions of the various Acts, Directives, and Policies that guide
  • Environmental Restoration efforts on Fort Wainwright
  • Reference maps of the environmental cleanup sites on Fort Wainwright lands
  • Current status of cleanup sites Points of contact for Restoration questions or problems
  • Restoration reference documents, monitoring well data, and chemical sample data
  • Restoration related internet links

Restoration Policy and Directive Sources

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) enacted in 1976, is the principal federal law in the United States governing the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste.

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 is a United States federal law designed to clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances. It addresses current and past uncontrolled releases of hazardous substances.

Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) - Through this program, DoD cleans up the environment on active installations, installations subject to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) and sites subject to the Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) program.

Installation Restoration Program (IRP) - Established in 1985, this program addresses the release of hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants on installations and former properties resulting from past practices that may pose a risk to human health and the environment.

Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) - Addresses the potential explosives safety, health, and environmental issues caused by past Department of Defense (DoD) munitions related activities.