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Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Program


The hourly rate charged for VCUP review is $140/hour.

The Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Program was created in 1994 to facilitate the redevelopment and transfer of contaminated properties. The program provides timely (45 days) review of cleanup plans submitted by property owners.

Program overview

Properties that sit untouched because of their real or perceived contamination can be rehabilitated using our Brownfields Program in conjunction with the Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Program.

  • These programs provide public and private property owners with the resources to facilitate cleanups, as well as assurances against regulatory enforcement.
  • Because the Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Program provides both federal and state remedial plan approval in one step, banks will accept a "No Action Determination" letter from the program as assurance that we or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency won't order a costly, conventional cleanup. This eases concerns of environmental liability when involved in property transfers.
  • Cleanup decisions are based on existing standards and the proposed use of the property, but we provide no construction or cleanup oversight. The actual cleanup and verification are the owner's responsibility.
  • To receive the EPA's assurances that it won’t take Superfund action as specified in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), the owner must submit a completion report as a new application for a No Action Determination so we can review and concur that the plan has been completed as approved.

Statute and Memorandum of Agreement

  • Statute: Title 25, Article 16, Part 3 Colorado Revised Statutes (25-16-301 et seq., CRS).
  1. Go to Michie's Legal Resources  and scroll down to the list of Titles.
  2. Open the Title menu, then follow the path provided below to view the specific Article.
    • ​​Title 25. Public health and environment >, Environmental control >, Article 16. Hazardous waste sites >, Part 3. Voluntary cleanup.