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Department of Defense and State/Territorial Memorandum of Agreement (DSMOA)

About the Program

Mongmong Test Kits
Chemical warfare test kits uncovered in the village of Mongmong, July 1999.
Media at Finegayan
Guam EPA Hydrogeologist H. Victor Wuerch (right) briefs the media at the Construction Battalion Landfill in Finegayan, Sept. 1999. See story.
The Department of Defense (DoD) and State/Territorial Memorandum of Agreement (DSMOA) Program is a core of eight Guam EPA staff who work closely with the Department of Defense on environmental restoration and clean-up work on Guam. The program was created by the Superfund Ammendment and Reauthorization Act of 1986.

Under the DSMOA Program, Guam EPA maintains regulatory oversight of environmental restoration efforts undertaken by the Department of Defense (Navy and Air Force) on Guam to ensure compliance with local and federal laws and regulations. The program oversees three DoD programs:

  • Base Realignment and Closure: A clean-up program to ensure the environmental suitability of properties for transfer to GovGuam.

  • Installation Restoration Program: The main DoD environmental restoration program which covers on-base actions, such as the Orote landfill at COMNAVMAR, CB landfill clean-up at Finegayan, and Andersen Air Force Base Superfund actions.

  • Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program to clean up military sites that are no longer owned by the U.S. Government.

More information about the DSMOA Program and its successes can be found in the program's FY 2000 Final Report (PDF, 1055K).

1999 Program of the Year

Governor's Award of ExcellenceThe Defense and State Memorandum of Agreement/CERCLA Program was awarded the Governor's Award of Excellence for Program of the Year for 1999. This award is given to recognize a program for its exemplary performance and contribution to the welfare of the people of Guam.

Program Staff and Contact Information

Walter S. Leon Guerrero
Program Manager
Overall Program Management
Michael S. Cruz
Site Inspections, Technical Assistance
Diane Aldan
Admin. Asst.

Additional Information

The sites below contain additional information about DSMOA Program issues (sites will open in a new window).

  • Defense Environmental Network and Information Exchange (DENIX)
  • Andersen Air Force Base Web Site
  • Guam Naval Forces Web SIte

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Last update: 30 January 2006

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