Voluntary Action Program

Gives individuals a way to investigate possible environmental contamination, clean it up if necessary and receive a promise from the State of Ohio that no more cleanup is needed.

The VAP minimizes governmental red tape and maximizes resources and expertise in the private sector. If someone wants to clean up a piece of property, it may be done following specific standards developed by Ohio EPA. When cleanup requirements are met, the director of Ohio EPA issues a covenant not to sue. This covenant protects the property owner or operator and future owners from being legally responsible to the State of Ohio for further investigation and cleanup. This protection applies only when the property is used and maintained in the same manner as when the covenant was issued.

Announcements/Highlights

 
 
February 18, 2014
January 27, 2014
  • Effective January 22, 2014, ALS Environmental (CL0022) of Cincinnati, Ohio received certification for the analysis of Mercury on soil vapor and air. Please contact ALS Environmental for more information.
November 14, 2013
 
 
 
October 1, 2013
September 6, 2013
August 16, 2013
  • Submit your presentation proposal for the 2014 Ohio Brownfield Conference. Submittals for this Call for Presentations must be received no later than the close of business on November 15, 2013. Presentations submitted after that date will not be considered for the conference.
August 15, 2013
July 1, 2013
June 20, 2013
June 12, 2013
May 30, 2013
  • View our new Summaries of CNS Projects web page. Find summaries of covenants not to sue (CNSs) issued by Ohio EPA in recent years, including historical use, types of contamination, applicable standards, remedies or land use restrictions, any state cleanup funds received, plans for redevelopment and photos.
April 18, 2013
April 12, 2013
  • The Clean Ohio Brownfield Revitalization Fund programs have leveraged over $10.00 of investment per grant dollar through the redevelopment of over 380 former commercial and industrial properties.If you have a project and would like to discuss funding opportunities please contact the JobsOhio Network Partner for your area.
September 3, 2012
 

VAP Public Notices

Training Events & Proceedings

Please visit our Eventbrite Training Profile to register for current training opportunities
Upcoming Training Event
Where and When Registration
No events scheduled at this time    
     
Past Training Event Where and When
Proceedings
     

  • Ohio Brownfield Conference
Renaissance Columbus
Downtown Hotel
April 9-10, 2014
Presentations
coming soon!
     

  • Winter CP Coffee 2014
Columbus, OH
January 21, 2014
Presentations
WebEx recording
     

  • Annual CP Training 2013
Lewis Center, OH
October 7, 2013
Agenda with links to
presentations and handouts
 
     

Visit our Outreach & Training page for more proceedings from past training events

Information & Services

Environmental Covenants/Use Restrictions:

Operations & Maintenance - Risk Mitigation Plan:

Links & Resources

  • Summaries of CNS Projects
    Summaries of covenants not to sue (CNSs) issued by Ohio EPA in recent years, including historical use, types of contamination, applicable standards, remedies or land use restrictions, any state cleanup funds received, plans for redevelopment and photos.
  • Public Notices
  • Other Related Sites

Publications:

Contacts

Voluntary Action Program
Allen, Mike
614-644-2322
Risk Supervisor
Kaletsky, Kelly 614-644-2304 ACRE Supervisor
Kavalec, Tiffani 614-644-3538 ACRE Manager
Patchen, Emily
614-728-5441
Compliance Coordinator

Poole, Sydney

614-644-3751

Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Technical Assistance

Sainey, Eric

614-644-2309

NFA, CNS Amendment, O&M Modification and Termination

Shoemaker, Kevin

614-644-2316

CP & CL Certifications and CP Professional Development Hour Units (PDHUs) Approvals

Stanley, Darlene

614-644-3748

Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Laboratory Certification

Yersavich, Amy

614-644-2285

SABR Manager