Attached is a copy of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) signed by the DoD and federal authorities that sponsor nonprofit transfers. The MOA describes the responsibilities for environmental commitments related to the allocation of basic closure real estate authorized for public utility transfers. This agreement aims to assure the organizing agencies that the competent military ministry is responsible for the necessary rehabilitation of the environment caused by the military presence on the ground allocated to the organizing agencies. The purpose of this agreement is primarily to regulate the sharing of responsibility between the Military Ministry and the federal supervisory authority for any contamination due to acts carried out on the ground before its transfer to a non-profit beneficiary. Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to prevent the Ministry of the Army from taking any cost cover, contribution or other action against third parties or parties whom the Ministry of the Army reasonably believes may have contributed to the contamination before transferring public benefits. This Agreement is intended only to improve the internal management of the Executive and is not intended for, nor does it create any rights or benefits, material or procedural, applicable by any party in the United States, its agencies or senior officials by law or equity. The environmental remediation of the contaminated parts of the concession area is the sole responsibility of the Ministry of the Army and wi11 is carried out in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and/or the National Environmental Protection Agency and in accordance with an agreement or enforceable injunction. CONSIDERING that the sponsoring federal authorities assess, approve or reject an application by a utility recipient for certain real property (the “Property”) on a military facility, based on the Military Ministry`s assessment of the condition of the property with respect to the specific requirements of the approved program of the recipient of the public benefit, as described in the application; and…