Voluntary Cleanup Unit



Deanna Ross, P. G., Unit Manager
Phone: (785) 296-8064    Fax: (785)-559-4262 or (785)-559-4259
Email: Deanna.Ross@ks.gov

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 410
        Topeka, KS 66612-1367



The Voluntary Cleanup Unit provides oversight and approval of investigations and remedial actions through the Voluntary Cleanup and Property Redevelopment Program (VCPRP).

What's New!

CHS, Inc. - Colby Soil Excavation Report (.pdf) and Groundwater Monitoring Plan (.pdf)
The Soil Excavation Report and Groundwater Monitoring Plan present the basis for closure of the CHS, Inc. - Colby site near Colby, Kansas, and provide the public with an opportunity to provide comments and feedback to KDHE. The public comment period will run from March 20 through April 3, 2020.

The Soil Excavation Report and Groundwater Monitoring Plan may be downloaded from the above links. Requests to review, and written comments concerning, the KDHE-accepted Soil Excavation Report and Groundwater Monitoring Plan for the CHS, Inc. - Colby site should be directed to the following address:

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Bureau of Environmental Remediation
Attn: VCPRP Coordinator
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 410
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1367
(785) 296-8064, FAX (785) 559-4261

VCPRP Initial Deposits for Properties. BER has updated its policy regarding the initial deposit for properties eligible to participate in the Voluntary Cleanup and Property Redevelopment Program as of January 2020.

Voluntary Cleanup and Property Redevelopment Program

Under the VCPRP, developers and buyers who perform successful cleanups of contaminated properties that are within established criteria will be granted a "No Further Action" determination by the department, satisfying the regulated community's need for protection from potential future liabilities. Adjacent property owners who did not contribute to the contamination could also receive protection from the department through such determinations.

A streamlined process is utilized to address these sites in an expeditious manner to encourage the redevelopment or enhancement of such properties and to discourage the use of pristine land in the State instead of established commercial and industrial tracts. This program is voluntary and is designed to allow industry and businesses to bring forth sites that need attention so their properties are appropriately addressed in a timely manner through a local/state partnership.

Voluntary Cleanup and Property Redevelopment Program Process