Voluntary Cleanup Program
NEW! Starting June 1, 2016, plans and reports submitted to Ecology for review must include the information specified in the following checklists, as applicable:
Ecology will not accept incomplete plans or reports for review.
For more about this, see Requirements.
The Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) is one of several options for cleaning up a hazardous waste site under the state’s cleanup law. Under this option, you may perform a cleanup independently and request services from the Department of Ecology (Ecology) for a fee, including:
The VCP includes the following beneficial features:
Upon successful completion of your cleanup, Ecology will issue you a No Further Action (NFA) opinion, which may be useful in obtaining loans or selling or redeveloping your property.
Upon receiving an NFA opinion, local governments may apply for an independent remedial action grant from Ecology to help offset their cleanup costs. For more information, visit: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/grants/rag.html.
This page explains your options under the law and helps you decide whether the VCP is the best option for you.
This page gets you started and provides answers to frequently asked questions about the VCP application process, including your application and Ecology’s response.
This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about the operation of the VCP, including how to:
This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about the services you
may request under the VCP, including:
This page identifies the requirements governing the cleanup of hazardous waste sites and provides guidance on how to meet those requirements.
This page also identifies important reporting requirements, including data submittal and licensing requirements.
This page provides you with the forms you need to do the following:
This page provides a quick overview of the types of opinions Ecology provides on a cleanup under the VCP and the boilerplate letters Ecology uses to provide those opinions.
This page provides information on how to contact the persons who manage the
operation of the VCP:
This page last updated May 5, 2016
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