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Site Remediation Program

The Site Remediation Program (SRP) provides Remediation Applicants (i.e., any persons seeking to perform investigative or remedial activities) the opportunity to receive review, technical assistance, and no further remediation determinations from the Illinois EPA. The SRP is designed to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the Remediation Applicants. The goals and scope of actions at SRP sites are normally defined by the Remediation Applicants.

The Illinois EPA is authorized to issue No Further Remediation (NFR) letters to the Remedial Applicants who have successfully demonstrated, through proper investigation and, when warranted, remedial action, that environmental conditions at SRP sites do not present a significant risk to human health or the environment. The NFR letter signifies a release from further responsibilities under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act. SRP program activities are paid by the parties requesting Illinois EPA oversight.


  • December 20, 2023:  The Site Remediation Program's Application and Services Agreement (Form DRM-1) has been updated to reflect Public Act (PA) 103-172 and is available here. The updated form will be required for all applications postmarked 01/01/2024 or later. A check with the updated amount of $2,500 for Advance Partial Payment must be included with the form submittal. Applications postmarked after 12/31/2023 using the previous version of Form DRM-1 or submitted with payment for the previously required amount of $500 will not be processed and may be returned. 
  • October 5, 2023:  Pursuant to Public Act (PA)103-172, the Site Remediation Program advance partial payment will be $2,500, effective January 1, 2024. A new DRM-1 form will be available on the website soon. More information concerning PA 103-172 can be found here
  • December 5, 2022:  The City of Chicago Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbon Concentrations in Background Soil memo is posted on the TACO page.
  • April 5, 2022:  Effective April 5, 2022, a site subject to State or Federal underground storage tank laws is not authorized to enroll in the Site Remediation Program (SRP). In compliance with Section 58.1(a)(2)(iii) of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and 25 Ill. Adm. Code Section 740.105(a)(3). Prior to April 5, 2022, the process commonly known as "Elect to Proceed" gave authority to the SRP to oversee closure of Leaking Underground Storage Tank incidents sought by tank owners and operators. 

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Contact Information

Site Remediation Program
Remedial Project Management Section
Bureau of Land
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
1021 North Grand Avenue East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, IL 62794-9276