The key document in the management and execution of the Army’s Cleanup Program is the installation action plan or IAP. Each installation conducting an ongoing environmental cleanup provides an IAP outlining the total multi-year integrated, coordinated approach to achieving their restoration goals. The plan is used by the U.S. Army Environmental Command, other Army commands and installations to monitor requirements, schedules and budgets. The IAP provides the environmental restoration requirements, the rationale for the selected technical approach and corresponding financial needs for each cleanup site. Prior year funding and tentative cost estimates through the entire remedial process are included. Estimates of cost must be fully supportable, either using a cost estimating model or engineered estimate. IAPs includes sections on the installations' Installation Restoration Program (IRP), Military Munition Response Program (MMRP) and Compliance Cleanup (CC) sites.

The IAPs contain the current status of each open cleanup site (as of the end of the previous fiscal year), a list of closed sites and information about community involvement.