On May 13, 2005, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment and Commission received the list of bases suggested by the Department of Defense for realignment or closure.
The BRAC Commission will perform an independent analysis and evaluation of the list, which includes opportunities for public/community input. The Commission will furnish the report of its findings and its own suggestions to the President and to the American public on September 8, 2005.
By September 23, 2005, the President must either forward the report to the Congress or return it to the Commission for further evaluation.
If the report is returned to the Commission, the BRAC Commission has until October 20, 2005 to resubmit its report to the President. If the report is returned to the Commission and then re-submitted to the President, the President must transmit his approval and certification of resubmitted report to Congress by November 7, 2005
Congress has 45 days from the day it receives the report from the President to enact a joint resolution to reject the report in full, or the report becomes law.
Should the President fail to approve or transmit either the initial or revised Commission recommendations by the above dates, the BRAC process will be terminated.
The Commission will be terminated by law on April 15th, 2006.
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