Jacksonville District's Military Environmental Program supports the warfighter and military installations within our Area of Operation. In 2002, USACE adopted its seven Environmental Operating Principles, or green ethics, which continue to guide our environmental and sustainability work today. USACE works in partnership with military stakeholders along with other Federal and State agencies, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions to find innovative solutions to challenges that affect everyone - sustainability, climate change, endangered species, environmental cleanup and more. USACE environmental cleanup programs focus on reducing risk and protecting human health and the environment in a timely and cost-effective manner. USACE manages, designs and executes a full range of cleanup and protection activities, such as:
- Cleaning up sites contaminated with hazardous, toxic or radioactive waste (HTRW) or ordnance through the Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) program.
- Supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by cleaning up Superfund sites and working with its Brownfields program.
- Supporting the Army and other Department of Defense agencies with their environmental compliance needs.
- Support installations and Federal agencies' stakeholders in ensuring their facilities comply with Federal, state and local environmental laws.
- Support installations and Federal agencies' stakeholders in conserving cultural and natural resources.