Tag: VCP (Voluntary Cleanup Program)

  • DEQ Helps Utah Cities Address Polluted Properties

    To help communities assess and clean up sites contaminated by hazardous waste and petroleum, DEQ provides assistance seeking U.S. EPA Brownfields grants. This year, Salt Lake County, Murray, Spanish Fork City and Green River are vying for federal money to help clean up blighted properties.

  • Cleanup Success at Ogden’s Swift Building

    For 100 years, the Ogden Swift Building was used as a meatpacking plant, warehouse for surplus military items and a chemical manufacturer. To clean up the property, DEQ used a host of tools to bring it back into economic use.

  • DEQ Helps Developers Turn Contaminated Properties Into Economic Prosperities

    Owners of an abandoned mine near Park City used Utah DEQ’s Voluntary Cleanup Program to address pollution at the site and streamline the process of bringing a blighted parcel back to use.

  • Bingham/Magna Ditch Soils Investigation:
    Kennecott Utah Copper LLC

    Jump to: Potential Risks Access to Sample Yards Site History Updates Additional Information Contacts Related Links Q & A The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are conducting an investigation of arsenic contaminated soil sediments associated with the former Bingham-Magna Ditch, a historic mining drainage canal located…

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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 General Information Technical Criteria Statute Application Screening Levels Uniform Environmental Covenants Completions Sites Questions or to…

  • Ogden Business Exchange – Voluntary Cleanup Program

    An Ogden Brownfields project tackled environmental uncertainties at the historic Ogden Union Stockyards. In approximately 1905, the 50-acre stockyards were a shipping point to on- and off-load livestock to the railroads. The stockyards eventually closed in 1971, and the property slowly fell into disrepair. Parts of the property were used for various other purposes, including…

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