Utilized as a military training area since 1912, the former Fort McClellan U.S. Army post was placed on the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) list in 1995.  In 2002, Matrix was retained by the U.S. Army and the Joint Powers Authority (the community’s Local Reuse Authority) to evaluate contaminated parcels under consideration for early transfer. 

Working with legal experts, Matrix prepared early transfer documents, including the Environmental Services Cooperative Agreement (ESCA) between the Army and the Joint Powers Authority (JPA); a consent agreement between the JPA and the State of Alabama Department of Environmental Management; and a concept plan for remediation of munitions and explosives of concern (MEC).  The resulting negotiated agreement represented the first privatization of MEC remediation for a U.S. Army BRAC facility. 

As part of its continuing investigation and program management services for the remediation of the contaminated parcels, Matrix recently provided to the JPA:

  • An update of the previously approved reuse master plan to better reflect current market conditions
  • A more detailed environmental findings report
  • A realistic priority schedule for environmental cleanup actions

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