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).

Magellan Ammonia Pipeline, L.P. / MP-117 Voluntary Cleanup Plan (.pdf)
In accordance with Kansas Administrative Regulation, K.A.R. 28-71-12(a), established pursuant to the Voluntary Cleanup and Property Redevelopment Act (Kansas Statutes Annotated 65-34,161 through 65-34,174), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) hereby provides notice to the public of KDHE's acceptance of a Voluntary Cleanup Plan submitted for the Magellan Ammonia Pipeline, L.P. / MP-117 site in Washington County, Kansas. KDHE will accept written comments from the public concerning the proposed Voluntary Cleanup Plan during a 15-day public comment period beginning July 12, 2018, and ending July 26, 2018.

The Voluntary Cleanup Plan is available for review at KDHE's offices in Topeka, Kansas, and may be downloaded from the above link. Requests to review, and written comments concerning, the KDHE-accepted Voluntary Cleanup Plan for the Magellan Ammonia Pipeline, L.P. / MP-117 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

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.