Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Program

Notice: As of 1/1/17, the hourly rate charged for VCUP review is $140/hour.
The Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Program was created in 1994 to facilitate the redevelopment and transfer of contaminated properties. The program provides timely (45 days) review of cleanup plans submitted by property owners.
Program overview

Properties that sit untouched because of their real or perceived contamination can be rehabilitated using our Brownfields Program in conjunction with the Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Program.

  • These programs provide public and private property owners with the resources to facilitate cleanups, as well as assurances against regulatory enforcement.
  • Because the Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Program provides both federal and state remedial plan approval in one step, banks will accept a "No Further Action" letter from the program as assurance that we or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency won't order a costly, conventional cleanup. This eases concerns of environmental liability when involved in property transfers. 
  • Cleanup decisions are based on existing standards and the proposed use of the property, but we provide no construction or cleanup oversight. The actual cleanup and verification are the owner's responsibility.
  • To receive the EPA's assurances that it won’t take Superfund action as specified in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), the owner must submit a completion report as a new application for No Further Action so we can review and concur that the plan has been completed as approved.
Statute and Memorandum of Agreement

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