Guidance

Guidance and Regulations

VRP Application

Application in Adobe PDF format

Application in Microsoft Word format

Note: Please submit two copies of the VRP application and necessary supporting material when applying to the program.

Regulations

VRP New structure

Amendment 3 to Voluntary Remediation Program Regulations (9VAC20-160-10 et seq.) takes effect July 1, 2014. Amendment 3 establishes a new fee structure for all sites seeking enrollment into the VRP after July, 1, 2014.  The new registration fee structure consists of a non refundable

  • $2000 Phase I registration (application) fee,
  • $7500 Phase II (enrollment) registration fee,
  • $4500 Phase III annual registration fee for each year the site is participating in the program
  • There are fees associated with amendments to Certificates and Restrictive Covenants as well as the issuance of separate Certificates/parceling of sites; please contact staff for the exact amounts.
  • Checks are to be made payable to the Commonwealth of Virginia and remitted to:
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 1104, Receipts Control, Richmond, VA 23218

Please note to either put your VRP number on the check or sufficient information to identify the site.

View the Regulation as presented to the Board. 

The 1995 Virginia General Assembly adopted House Bill 1847 to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 14 of Title 10.1, an article numbered 4.1, consisting of Sections 10.1-1429.1 through 10.1-1429.3, entitled 'Voluntary Remediation.' Section 10.1-1429.1.A of the statute requires the Waste Management Board to promulgate regulations. Regulations governing voluntary remediation were promulgated on June 26, 1997 and revised on July 1, 2002.

Voluntary Remediation Program Regulations are now available on-line.

On April 1, 2002, the Virginia General Assembly enacted the Brownfield Restoration and Land Renewal Act by amending the Code of Virginia by adding in Title 10.1, a chapter numbered 12.1, consisting of sections numbered 10.1-1230 through 10.1-1237. Sections 10.1-1429.1 through 10.1-1429.3 were repealed and amended to the Code of Virginia as Section 10.1-1232 of the Brownfield Restoration and Land Renewal Act. The statutory authority of the Voluntary Remediation Program is now found in this section.

DEQ – EPA Memorandum of Agreement for VRP Sites

In March 2017 the U.S. EPA signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with DEQ to facilitate the cleanup and productive reuse of industrial and commercial properties and help minimize the loss of green space, maximize the use of existing infrastructure and prevent the creation of newly contaminated properties.  The MOA now includes the EPA’s agreement on the use of Remediation Consent Orders in circumstances where enhancing the enforceability of voluntary cleanups is needed to meet the provisions of the MOA.  The DEQ-MOA is available for review.

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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