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Notice of Public Comment Period for VOAP Cost Recovery Schedule

March 2, 2020 - April 1, 2020

Public Notice and Comment Period for Updates to the Cost Recovery Schedule for the Voluntary Oversight and Assistance Program

Released March 2, 2020

The Department is providing notice of an update to the cost recovery schedule for projects participating in the Voluntary Oversight and Assistance Program.  Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 68-212-224(a)(3), all voluntary agreements or consent orders may provide for the reimbursement of the department's oversight costs. The Commissioner has determined that the cost recovery assessments outlined below are appropriate for the reimbursement of the Department's oversight costs, including staff time for review, comment, and approval of work plans, reports, or other documents submitted by parties enrolled in the Voluntary Oversight and Assistance Program. These cost recovery assessments shall be included in each Brownfield Voluntary Agreement or Consent Order to reimburse project manager time spent and any associated travel for field review of activities at voluntary sites.

The public is invited to provide comments on the proposed changes beginning on March 2, 2020 through April 1, 2020. Comments may be submitted by email to with the subject line "VOAP Cost Recovery Assessments".  Comments may also be provided in writing to:

TDEC Division of Remediation
Attn: Public Comments
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 14th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243