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Voluntary Cleanup Program

DEQ created its Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) to provide oversight to property owners and others wishing to investigate and clean up hazardous substance sites in a voluntary, cooperative manner. The goal of the program is to increase the number of remediated sites by streamlining the cleanup process while ensuring compliance with Oregon environmental regulations. Projects range from simple sites with a limited amount of contaminated soil to complex sites with multiple contaminants in soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and/or air. The Voluntary Cleanup Program offers two options for cleaning up contaminated sites, the Independent Cleanup Pathway and the Voluntary Cleanup Pathway.

General VCP Program Information

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 811 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204-1390
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
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