The KY 313 Corridor was established in 1995 by the Hardin County Planning & Development Commission. Taking into account the 1994 Joint Land Use Study (JLUS); the corridor buffer addresses the impacts that Ft. Knox and its adjoining neighbors have on each other and provides support to maintaining Ft. Knox’s mission.
Readiness & Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
“The Department of Defense (DoD)’s REPI Program is a key tool for combating encroachment that can limit or restrict military training, testing, and operations. The REPI Program protects these military missions by helping remove or avoid land-use conflicts near installations and addressing regulatory restrictions that inhibit military activities. The REPI Program is administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
A key component of the REPI Program is the use of buffer partnerships among the Military Services, private conservation groups, and state and local governments, authorized by Congress at 10 U.S.C. § 2684a. These win-win partnerships share the cost of acquisition of easements or other interests in land from willing sellers to preserve compatible land uses and natural habitats near installations and ranges that helps sustain critical, at-risk military mission capabilities.”