An IRM is a discrete set of planned actions for both emergency and non-emergency situations that can be conducted without the extensive investigation and evaluation of a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS).

An IRM can be part of or the full remediation of a site. An IRM is designed to be a permanent part of the final remedy. Sometimes, an IRM achieves the remedial goal for a site and no further action is required. When an IRM constitutes the entire remedy, DEC drafts a Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) that proposes no further action at the site and solicits public comment.

An IRM provides a quick solution to a defined problem. An IRM is extremely adaptable. It covers a variety of activities, large and small, to remediate an array of diverse, well-defined problems at a site. Some of these problems may be contaminated soils, surface and groundwater, debris, sediments, drinking water supplies, buried and abandoned drums of waste and bulk storage tanks.

These are some of the Applications that you can you for IRM:
  • Removing wastes and contaminated materials, including contaminated soil, sediments and groundwater.
  • Erecting access controls such as fences.
  • Removing drums of waste and bulk storage tanks.
  • Constructing diversion ditches, groundwater collection systems, leachate collection systems, and gas venting systems.
  • Pumping and treating contaminated groundwater.
  • Treating contaminated soil on-site using innovative technologies such as soil vapor extraction.
  • Installing individual drinking water filter systems.
  • Demolishing and removing contaminated buildings.