The Alaska District is providing technical support to the Army and Air Force throughout Alaska in support of Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP), the Compliance-related Cleanup Program and the Compliance Program.
The DERP was formally established by Congress in 1986 and consists of the Installation Restoration Program (IRP) and the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP). The IRP is a comprehensive program to identify, investigate and clean up hazardous substances, pollutants and contaminants at active installations. The MMRP deals with nonoperational range lands that are suspected or known to contain unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions or munitions constituent contamination.
The Compliance-related Cleanup Program refers to the cleanup of contamination resulting from operations occurring since October 1986, which are ineligible for DERP. The Compliance Program involves air, water and waste media areas.