Maryland’s Voluntary Cleanup Program

Arc Environmental specializes in all aspects of Maryland’s Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), starting with the initial due diligence and site characterization process. We help develop risk management strategies, including worker health and safety during development, and future engineered site controls or remediation to support the redevelopment of a property.

The VCP process can be complex, but for many prospective purchasers the program provides a relief of environmental liability and eligibility for financing avenues not otherwise available. For prior or current owners and fiduciaries, the program can limit uncertainty and provide a baseline of site conditions, approved and accepted by the State. There are program requirements and established timelines that must be followed, including the Application and request for inculpability, if applicable; Phase I ESA; site characterization requirements; removal actions; response actions; regulatory negotiations; and public participation. Arc Environmental understands the program intricacies and has established relationships with regulators. We have a proven track record of navigating the program requirements and negotiating successful completion on behalf of our clients.