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About DERR

The Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization (DERR) handles the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites, including RCRA corrective action and closure, VAP, federal facilities, Superfund and remedial response. DERR also provides assistance and guidance to communities and private entities interested in assessment, clean up and reuse of brownfield sites.

Mission Statement

The Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization protects human health and improves the quality of the environment for present and future generations through the prevention, identification, investigation, regulation and remediation of chemical and petroleum hazards in all environmental media.

Long Term Goals

  • Determine that sites are safe for their intended use.
  • Effectively and efficiently respond to the sudden releases of contaminants that may negatively impact Ohio's environment.
  • Achieve integration of DERR's cleanup programs with voluntary, involuntary and sudden release approaches.
  • Define and identify Ohio's contaminated sites that DERR will address.
  • Secure adequate infrastructure to effectively and efficiently administer Ohio's cleanup program. (Assumes response is a part of the integrated cleanup program.)
  • Administer an effective and efficient prevention program that results in fewer releases to Ohio's environment.