FUDS Geographic Information System

The Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) Geographic Information System (GIS) provides an interactive map to access FUDS data. The data are updated annually to reflect current property activity.


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FUDS GIS Frequently Asked Questions

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 Are these all the Formerly Used Defense Sites properties within the program?

These are the properties at which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is actively working or will take necessary cleanup actions to address Department of Defense generated contamination.

 Because a site is listed here, does that mean that work is being done there?

It means that the property has been evaluated by the Corps, is eligible to be cleaned up under the FUDS program, and the estimated costs of cleaning up the property have been compiled. When work actually begins on the property depends on the type of risk, the hazards, the available annual funding, and funding priorities.

 How can I get the Corps to clean up a FUDS near me?

The first step would be to contact the closest District office to find out if the property is eligible for cleanup due to DoD contamination, and if so, its status. The Corps prioritizes properties based on a worst first approach so those sites presenting the greatest risk to human health and safety are addressed first. The Corps works with states and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop a management action plan for the properties within a state. Communities are encouraged to provide input to the planning process.

 How do I find out about the type of contamination that might be present at these locations?

Contact the District point of contact for that information. Some information also is available at a Public Information Repository usually at a local library near the project.

 How do I find out if there are community groups interested in a FUDS property near me?

Please contact the Corps District Public Affairs Office, which will be able to tell you if a Restoration Advisory Board exists as well as other important information about the property.

 How many FUDS are there? Why aren't they all included in the GIS? Where can I find information on the ones not included?

There are more than 9,300 FUDS properties in the United States and its territories. In this first version of our new Web site, we have included those properties that we thought would be of greatest interest to communities, since they are locations where we have done investigations and/or cleanup. Other properties may be added in the future.

 How often will the FUDS GIS Web site be updated?

Information for the FUDS GIS Web site comes from data released each year in the Defense Environmental Restoration Program Annual Report to Congress. When that report is released each year, the FUDS GIS Web site will be updated with the same data.

 I don't see a site that I know of listed. How do I get it listed?

Contact the Corps District point of contact listed on the Web site to check the status of the property. It may well be that the property is not eligible for the program, a property where the Corps has completed cleanup actions or it may be a property that the Corps District has little information on and you may be able to provide additional background material.

 I have some information about one of the sites. How do I go about sharing that information? Who should I contact?

Please contact the Corps District that is listed as the point of contact for that property. The Corps is always interested in learning more about FUDS properties and the activities that occurred on them.

 I'm looking for a site but it's not listed by the name I know. Are there other names for some of the sites?

We have discovered that often a FUDS property is known by several different names. Please try locating the property that you're interested in by the state and county location. If you discover that it is in the public Web site listed under a different name, please contact the District point of contact and give them the name that you know the site by. This could aid the district in learning more about the property by searching records with different property names.