Defense Environmental Restoration Program

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Defense Environmental Restoration Program Updates

2019 Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) Forum:  Achieving Greater Success Through Strong Partnerships

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment) (ODASD(Env)) hosted the DERP Forum in St. Louis, Missouri on May 8-9, 2019.  The Forum brought DoD and State and Federal regulators together to discuss cleanup issues and strategies at active installations and Base Realignment and Closure locations.  The dialogue that occurred over two days enabled the Forum participants to:

Each session encouraged open and interactive conversations on emerging issues, best practices, and lessons learned.  One highlight of the Forum was when DoD, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and State representatives shared innovative approaches and partnering strategies for successfully managing Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and Perfluorooctanic Acid cleanup activities. 

The second day of the Forum featured session tracks focusing on the installation restoration program (IRP) and munitions response (MR).  The IRP track covered a variety of crucial topics, including partnering and risk communications strategies; solutions to address challenging IRP sites; technologies and approaches for investigating vapor intrusion; and remedy optimization.  The MR track focused on the tools and data quality necessary to support sound, risk-based decision making. 

The Forum was successfully facilitated partnering between DoD and the regulatory community.  Click here for the complete agenda and links to the presentations.

Munitions Response Dialogue (MRD)

Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO)

DERP Status

DoD establishes goals to measure cleanup progress for each program category. In FY2013, DoD performed a thorough review and analysis of existing DERP goals and in March 2013, established updated and consolidated DERP goals. Click here to view the previous and updated goals.

The Defense Environmental Programs Annual Report to Congress provides an overview of the DERP and contains DoD’s progress toward the updated program goals.

FY2021 Fast Facts:
The FY2021 Fast Facts provides a high-level summary of the environmental budgets, the DERP site inventory, and progress toward the DERP goals as of the end of FY2021.

Installation Restoration Program (IRP)/Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) Status Tables:
These tables present data for the IRP and MMRP as of the end of FY2021. The tables are arranged by installation, state, and DoD Component, and portray various aspects of the DERP such as cleanup status and funding information.