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Who can participate in the Voluntary Cleanup Oversight and Assistance Program (VOAP)?

The VOAP is designed for both Voluntary and Liable Parties.

Voluntary Party:

If you did not release, generate or transport materials that resulted in contamination then you are eligible to negotiate a Brownfield Voluntary Agreement to limit liability.

Liable Party:

If you did release, generate or transport materials that did cause contamination you are also eligible to work with the VOAP.

How does the program work?

Brownfield Program Process

Application

List of costs

Statute and Rules

Definition of a Brownfield Project:

Brownfield project means that screening, investigation, monitoring, control and/or remediation of any abandoned, idled, under–utilized, or other property whose re-use, growth, enhancement or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived adverse environmental conditions.  Brownfield projects may address sites contaminated by hazardous substances, solid waste, or any other pollutant; (TCA 68-212-202(1))

If you have questions or aren’t sure that your property should be part the Brownfield program?

Schedule a meeting or call and we will be happy to address any concerns or questions that you have, you can find contacts on the Brownfields homepage.