• What is it?

    The EQT program uses economic analysis to identify the best projects for funding based on mission and environmental urgency, potential cost-avoidance, investment costs, and program risk. EQT facilitates technology development, improvement and transfer

    To cover the wide array of environmental disciplines, the EQT Program has four technological focus areas including environmental restoration, munitions management, sustainable infrastructure, and weapons systems and platforms.

    Environmental Restoration
    Technologies for the cost-effective detection, characterization, containment, and remediation of contamination in soil, sediments, and water.

    Munitions Management
    Detection, discrimination, and remediation technologies for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) from closed, transferred, and transferring ranges; active range clearance and reduced generation of UXO during live fire operations.

    Sustainable Infrastructure
    Technologies required to sustain training and testing ranges and installation infrastructure that supports those ranges as well as the deployed forces. Includes natural resources, facilities, and cultural resources.

    Weapons Systems & Platforms
    Technologies and materials that reduce the waste and emissions associated with the manufacturing, maintenance, and use of weapons systems and platforms to reduce future environmental liabilities and their associated costs and impacts.

  • What has the Army done?

    USAEC is the user community representative to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management in prioritizing issues and solutions. Installations, as technology users, actively participate throughout the EQT process to identify requirement, prioritize issues, and implement technology products.

  • What does the Army have planned?

    The EQT Program goals are to:

    • Focus on the highest priority user needs for the total U.S. Army
    • Provide a solid science and engineering base for the future and
    • Concentrate the efforts of U.S. Army technology developers to support the environmental strategy.

  • Why is this important?

    The EQT Program manages the Range Design Risk Assessment Model which identifies environmental compliance issues and other risk factors to assist range managers in planning for and designing new sustainable ranges as well as retrofitting existing ones.

  • Read more about it:

    In addition to the Army's EQT Program, there are numerous other programs within the Department of Defense that focus on researching, developing, and implementing environmental technologies.

    See technology links for more information