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Investigation and Remediation of Contaminated Properties Procedure

The Investigation and Remediation of Contaminated Properties Procedures (IROCP) has been updated to include EPA’s November 2013 Regional Screening Levels (RSLs) for soil, as well as newly updated soil values from the Vermont Department of Health (VDH).   

The IROCP includes procedures on work plans, site investigations, corrective action, site management activity completed (SMAC) and certificate of completion (COC) designations.  In addition to the soil screening values (SSVs), the IROCP also includes vapor intrusion screening levels.  The IROCP document is currently being updated, and will be going out for public comment in the fall of 2014. 

Effective: April 2012
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Underground Storage Tank Closure and Site Assessment Requirements
Vermont's Underground Storage Tank Regulations require that advance notice be given and environmental site assessment be performed during the closure of most, but not all, USTs. Regardless of whether a particular tank is subject to those requirements, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation strongly recommends performing a site assessment. This document provides guidance for tank closures and site assessment.
Effective: June 2010
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Reimbursement from the Petroleum Cleanup Fund Procedures

This document provides guidance for owners and operators of underground and aboveground storage tanks for submittal of claims against the Petroleum Cleanup Fund (PCF). This Procedure replaces the PCF Procedure dated July, 2006.   Included in this document is a description of the coverage the PCF provides and the parties who are eligible to receive reimbursement from the fund and includes a copy of the PCF Request for Reimbursement Form, as well as PCF deductible deferment application forms. PCF forms updated in November, 2014.

Effective:September 2014(PCF forms updated Nov.2014)
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PCF Reimbursement Forms
The link below allows the downloading of the PCF Reimbursement Forms in a fillable PDF file format. PCF Form updated January, 2015.
Effective: January 2015(PCF forms updated Jan.2015)
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Guidance for Construction of Public Works Projects in Areas Where Contamination is Suspected or Known
Many public works projects, such as water and sewer pipelines, encounter areas where there may be subsurface contamination. This document describes planning, site investigation, and construction procedures to be followed and the conditions under which the Vermont State Petroleum Cleanup Fund can be used to fund some of these activities.
Effective: March 2002
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Other Resources

Improving Site Investigation
*pdf file (Developed by the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA), www.newmoa.org , under a project sponsored by the US EPA Technology Innovation Program, www.epa.gov/tio)
A guide for property owners, buyers and sellers, attorneys, bankers, insurance representatives, and their environmental consultants.

Policies and Procedures Manual for Third-Party Claims Against the Petroleum Cleanup Fund
The Petroleum Cleanup Fund may be used to compensate third parties for bodily injury and property damage resulting from petroleum releases from underground storage tanks. This document describes the types of claims eligible, and outlines the procedure required to submit a claim.

* Documents in PDF format can be viewed on screen, searched and printed. They require the Adobe Acrobat Reader. The reader is available for free from Adobe Corporation web site


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