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Technical Guidance for Site Investigation and Remediation (DER-10)

Policy Document and Links to Related References

DER-10 provides an overview of the site investigation and remediation process for DEC's remedial programs administered by the Division of Environmental Remediation (DER). These include the Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Remedial Program, known as the State Superfund Program (SSF); Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP); Environmental Restoration Program (ERP); and Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP); and certain petroleum releases.


  • Request to Import/Reuse Fill or Soil (PDF, 101 KB) - A fillable-form summarizing the information required by DER-10 for the import of backfill or soil cover material to a remediation site. This should be submitted to the DEC project manager with at least 5 business days for review.

List of Acronyms for Rules and Regulations Identified in DER-10

  1. "CFR" stands for the Code of Federal Regulations
  2. "NYCRR" stands for the Official Compilation of New York Code, Rules and Regulations
  3. "OSWER" stands for the USEPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
  4. "PWS" stands for Public Water Supply
  5. "RCRA" stands for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  6. "SCGs" stands for standards, criteria and guidance
  7. "SPDES" stands for State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
  8. "SPOTS" stands for Spill Prevention Operational and Technical Series
  9. "STARS" stands for Spill Technology and Remediation Series
  10. "TAGM" stands for Technical and Administrative Guidance Memorandum
  11. "TOGS" stands for Technical and Operational Guidance Series
  12. "UIC" stands for Underground Injection Control
  13. "USC" stands for United States Code
  14. "USEPA" stands for United States Environmental Protection Agency

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