Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP)
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
PURPOSE. This instruction:
a. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (a)) and the guidance in DoDD 4715.1E (Reference (b)), reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 4715.7 (Reference (c)) to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures for implementing the DERP.
b. Establishes the DoD Cleanup Committee in accordance with the authority in Reference (a) and DoDI 5105.18 (Reference (d)) to identify, discuss, and provide recommendations to resolve DERP programmatic issues.
c. Incorporates and cancels Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment Memorandum (Reference (e)).
APPLICABILITY. This instruction:
a. Applies to:
(1) OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").
(2) Environmental restoration when undertaken by a DoD Component within the United States.
b. Does not apply to:
(1) Civil works projects of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and projects that USACE performs for non-DoD entities.
(2) Environmental remediation outside the United States.
c. Does not alter or delegate the authorities of the Secretary of Defense with regard to seeking or directing exemptions from the various environmental laws as discussed in Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum (Reference (f)).