IR Program Overview
The Department of Defense established the Navy's Installation Restoration (IR) Program in 1986 to identify, assess, characterize, and clean up or control contamination from past hazardous waste-disposal operations and hazardous materials spills at U.S. Navy and Marine Corps installations. The program was developed to comply with federal requirements regarding cleanup of hazardous waste sites. These federal requirements are outlined in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act CERCLA
) of 1980, as amended in 1986 by theSuperfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act SARA).
The IR Program on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is a division of Camp Pendleton’s Environmental Security Branch
and is managed by the Assistant Chief of Staff Environmental Security (AC/S ES) office in coordination with Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) on Camp Pendleton.