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9/22/20: Is the New, Expedited VCP Process Right for Your Site?

The Washington State Department of Ecology provides technical assistance and written opinions on cleanup actions performed at sites across the state. Due to a heavy and steady demand for regulatory review and site closures, particularly by the real estate and developer market, Ecology has been stretched to keep up. This has resulted in extended timeframes to get applications processed, site managers assigned, and closures issued.

New legislation was passed to address the response demands and create a streamlined and timely review process; the Expedited Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP). In this webinar, we will briefly review the existing regulatory closure programs and provide details about the new Expedited VCP process!

Topics Covered:

  • The Expedited VCP vs. other regulatory closure program options
  • Ins and outs of the expedited VCP process:

    – Cost
    – Application Process
    – Ideal Site Types
    – Current Program Status

Main takeaways:

  • A better understanding of the regulatory closure pathways that exist
  • Application details for the new expedited VCP process
  • Know where to start when you have questions about your site