BRAC Property Disposal Advances, Navy Says

Using a variety of conveyance mechanisms, the Navy has disposed of 93 percent of its excess property identified in prior BRAC rounds, with less than 14,000 acres remaining, the service’s top installations official told lawmakers last week.

In the testimony he submitted to the Senate Armed Services Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee, Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, cited several milestones the Navy achieved last year:

  • May 2013 — the Navy conveyed 1,917 acres at the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads to the commonwealth of Puerto Rico LRA via an economic development conveyance (EDC); the Navy has transferred a total of 8,521 acres of the base;
  • May 2013 — the Navy conveyed the 118-acre Federal City West property at Naval Support Activity New Orleans to the Algiers Development District; the remaining 24 acres of the east bank property was conveyed to New Orleans via an EDC in October 2013; and
  • June 2013 — the Navy completed the Phase I conveyance of 1,380 acres at the former Naval Air Station Alameda, Calif., to the city of Alameda under a no-costs EDC; the conveyance was the first significant transfer of property at the air station since 2000.

At this time, the Navy has only 21 installations with property to dispose, out of the original 131 installations with excess property. Officials plan to finish conveying property at four additional BRAC sites this year, according to McGinn’s testimony.

To read McGinn’s full statement, visit the committee’s website

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