The purpose of the CHF is to:

  • Protect public health and the environment relative to uses and activities on Department lands and facilities;
  • Conduct hazardous material cleanup activities and the subsequent maintenance and monitoring of the remedial actions in a manner consistent with the National Contingency Plan (NCP) and with bureau land use and management plan objectives; and
  • Pursue aggressive cost recovery and cost-sharing actions with the parties responsible for contaminating Federal land.