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Information Regarding the Petroleum Cleanup Participation Program (PCPP)

The State of Florida has created a new program to assist owners or operators to clean up property contaminated with petroleum or petroleum products from a petroleum storage system by providing rehabilitation funding assistance from the Inland Protection Trust Fund (IPTF). The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) records indicate that your property may be eligible for this program. This information sheet explains what the PCPP is and how to participate. Attached is an affidavit that can be completed and returned to the Department if you want to participate in PCPP.

What is PCPP?

PCPP is a cost-sharing clean-up program providing rehabilitation funding assistance for property currently contaminated by discharges of petroleum or petroleum products from a petroleum storage system occurring before January 1, 1995.

The Department will rank PCP program sites based on human health and safety risks. When funds become available to clean up the site based on that priority ranking the Department will notify the owner in writing. The owner, operator or person otherwise responsible for site rehabilitation must then prepare and provide the Department a limited contamination assessment report (LCAR) sufficient to determine the extent of the contamination and cleanup. After selecting a certified petroleum rehabilitation contractor to clean up the site, the owner must enter into a preapproved site rehabilitation agreement with the Department. This agreement will provide for a 25% copayment of the cost of cleanup plus a demonstration by the owner of his/her financial ability to meet the copayment obligation. The owner must pay for the LCAR and the 25% copayment unless a financial inability to pay status can be demonstrated to the Department.

Who May Participate?

The Department shall accept any discharge reporting form (DRF) received prior to January 1, 1995, as an application for this program, and the facility owner or operator need not reapply. However, either the affidavit or some form of notification of intent to participate in PCPP is requested. Sites reported to the Department after December 31, 1998 shall not be eligible for this program. Owners or operators of property contaminated by petroleum or petroleum products from a petroleum storage system who are not already eligible under another IPTF program (Abandoned Tank Restoration Program {ATRP}, Early Detection Incentive Program {EDI}, Petroleum Liability Restoration Insurance Program {PLRIP}), or have not already completed site cleanup may participate. Additionally, property owned by the federal government when the discharge occurred or identified by the U.S. EPA to be on, or qualify for listing on the National Priorities List under Superfund are not eligible to participate.


Where do I Send My Affidavit or Whom Do I Contact for More Information?

Storage Tank Compliance
Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blairstone Road MS# 4550
Tallahassee, Florida 32399 - 2400
(850) 245-8839
Additional requirements for participation in this program may be found in Section 376.3071(13), Florida Statutes.


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Last updated: February 26, 2014

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