Tag: VCP (Voluntary Cleanup Program)

A Little Detective Work: Investigating Sites for Contamination

The CERCLA Branch in the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) performs site investigations of potentially contaminated sites within the State of Utah to determine whether or not they pose a threat to human health and the environment and should be included on the federal Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

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Uniform Environmental Covenants:
Voluntary Cleanup Program

Environmental covenants, whether called institutional controls, land use controls or some other term, may be considered as part of the environmental remediation process for contaminated real property. Environmental Covenant Template Memorandum About Signature Authority Designation Under the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act. Uniform Environmental Covenants Act Utah Code Ann. 57-25-101, et seq.

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Enforceable Written Assurances:
Voluntary Cleanup Program

UDEQ has a Brownfields tool known as an Enforceable Written Assurance (EWA), which allows the Executive Director of the UDEQ to issue an EWA to a bona fide prospective purchaser (BFPP). This term is defined by the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and incorporated in the Hazardous Substances Mitigation Act (HSMA). The …

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Voluntary Cleanup Program

In 1997, the Utah Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) was created to promote the voluntary cleanup of contaminated sites. The VCP is intended to encourage redevelopment of Brownfields and other impacted sites by providing a streamlined cleanup program. Success Stories Association of County Governments Brownfields Newsletter Utah Planners Association General Information Frequently Asked Questions What is …

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Cows to Commerce: DEQ Cleanup Program Helps Ogden Develop Business Exchange

By Joe Katz Ogden has a long history as a railroad hub. At one point, the local chamber of commerce’s motto was, “You can’t get anywhere without coming to Ogden.” Its location along the original Transcontinental Railroad brought the industry and commerce that easy access to rail provides. Ogden still has significant rail traffic, but …

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DEQ’s Voluntary Cleanup Program: A Primer in Customer Service

By Joe Katz Someone once told me “A good project is never finished.” It seems like many environmental cleanup projects support this statement, even some you think are well in the rearview mirror. This is the story of one of them. The Jordan School District built the Sunset Ridge Middle School in 2005. This was …

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