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The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) Risk-based Closure Guide (Waste-0046-R2, available on the IDEM Effective Nonrule Policies page) summarizes the process that site owners or prospective owners must follow when cleaning up contaminated property. When a cleanup is completed, IDEM will issue a Certificate of Completion [PDF] and the Governor's Office will issue a Covenant Not to Sue [PDF]. These documents provide assurance that the remediated areas will not become the subject of future enforcement action, and future liability is limited.E-Submissions

  • IDEM E-Submission Enrollment:
    • To request or modify your E-Submission access, please complete IDEM’s E-Submission Enrollment Form, then follow the VRP e-submission instructions in the document below.
  • E-Submission Instructions [PDF]:
    • This document provides instructions on navigating and uploading documents to the New E-Submissions Portal for the Voluntary Remediation Program starting November 1, 2021.


The following Voluntary Remediation Program forms are available on the IDEM Agency Forms page.

  • Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP):
    • Application and Instructions - 47271
    • Remediation Completion Report Completeness Checklist - 54168
    • Remediation Work Plan Completeness Checklist - 53413

Technical Guidance

Additional guidance documents are available on the Technical Guidance for Cleanups page.

Technical Review Panel

IDEM has developed a pilot mechanism for handling technical disagreements between Office of Land Quality staff and external entities regarding the VRP. The Technical Review Panel page provides details.

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