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The Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) provides a process for property owners, operators, potential purchasers, and third parties to voluntarily address (by investigating and, if necessary, remediating) property that is or that may be contaminated. Participants are typically current or past property owners, current or past lessees, and prospective purchasers. Local units of government who have obtained property by default, or have an interest in developing property also may participate.

If you have any questions, please contact your project manager or the Voluntary Remediation Program, (317) 234-0966.

General Information

VRP Documents:

Program Specifics:


The Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) was established to provide any site owner, or prospective owner a mechanism to cleanup contaminated property. When the cleanup is completed, the IDEM will issue a Certificate of Completion and the Governor's office will issue a Covenant Not To Sue. These documents provide assurance that the remediated areas will not become the subject of future IDEM enforcement action, and future liability is limited. Participation in VRP can facilitate the sale and reuse of industrial and commercial properties.


Encourage environmental cleanups and the redevelopment of commercial and industrial properties. Reduce the risk associated with contaminants as they relate to human health and the environment.

Typical Sites

  • Active and abandoned industrial sites
  • Facilities with petroleum storage
  • Commercial properties
  • Manufactured gas plants
  • Dry Cleaners

Typical Actions

  • Soil excavation and removal
  • Soil Vapor Extraction
  • Air Sparging
  • Groundwater Pump and Treat Remediation systems
  • In-situ treatment systems
  • Phytoremediation
  • RISK Assessments