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Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Program
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2013 Brownfields Conference - Join us on June 11, 2013 in Jefferson City to learn more about those unused or underused properties in your community we call Brownfields. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Brownfields / Voluntary Cleanup Program is hosting a one-day conference at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources meeting rooms at 1730 E. Elm St. in Jefferson City. There is no fee to attend the conference, but registration is required. Register now! The conference is aimed at local and regional government officials, not-for-profit economic and community development organizations, and anyone else interested in learning more about Brownfields. More...
EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop - Join us June 12 in Jefferson City to participate in the EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Nightingale Creek Conference room inside the Lewis and Clark State Office Building at 1101 Riverside Drive in Jefferson City. More...
Interactive map and Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup Program Site Specific Information also additional information about Long-Term Stewardship. or LTS
Mainstreet Theatre before and after cleanup was completed.
The historic Mainstreet Theatre, later renamed the Empire Theatre, was built in 1921 as a vaudeville and movie house. After closing in the 1980s, the theatre sat vacant for more than 20 years. The City of Kansas City Planning and Development Department entered the site into the Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Program, or BVCP, for investigation of hazardous substances in soil and groundwater and cleanup of asbestos and lead-based paint.
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The Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Section addresses and handles brownfields cleanup and redevelopment for the department. First established by the state legislature in 1994, Missouri's Brownfields/ Voluntary Cleanup Program is administered by the Hazardous Waste Program's Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Section to provide state oversight for voluntary cleanups of properties contaminated with hazardous substances. Many of the sites entering the BVCP are not heavily contaminated, and are contaminated by sources not addressed by any of Department of Natural Resources' regulatory programs such as Emergency Response, Superfund, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act or Petroleum Storage Tanks.
Nevertheless, the property owners, business operators, or prospective buyers want the property cleaned up to standards acceptable to the state, and to receive some type of certification of the cleanup from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. This certification can greatly reduce the environmental liability associated with such properties. The Hazardous Waste Program's Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Section also administers the Dry Cleaning Environmenal Response Trust Fund, also known as the DERT Fund.
Have a Site? Have Questions?
Do you have a piece of property you think might be contaminated with hazardous substances? Do you want to clean it up so it's safe but aren't sure where to start? Are you concerned about disclosing the contamination to DNR or are you wondering what your legal obligations are? Are you considering buying a piece of property that may be contaminated? Have you done soil testing but aren't sure how to interpret the results?
If you have these kinds of questions, the BVCP might be able to help. The BVCP is a non-enforcement program designed to help property owners and provide "closure" when the property is clean to approved specifications, thereby facilitating property transactions.
The staff of the BVCP are available to answer questions about how the program works. Although not everything can be answered over the phone without reviewing site assessment reports, the information you need to decide how to proceed is available from department staff. Call 573-526-8913 or email
More information and downloadable documents
The department has changed all fill-in forms to PDF fill-in. You will be able to save and reuse these PDF forms. However, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher to save the PDF fill-in form. Also, at this time the department does not accept digital signatures. If your Acrobat Reader prompts you to use one, we ask that you don't.
For more information about the department's voluntary cleanup and Brownfields redevelopment activities, contact the Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Section at 573-526-8913.
- Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Program Application and Consent to Access Form FILL-IN PDF 159 KB
- Requirements for Asbestos and Lead Paint Abatement Fact Sheet 23 KB
- Financial Tools for Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Sites Fact Sheet 12 KB
- Federal Tax Incentive Application and Affidavit package 20 KB
- Environmental Covenant Standard MoECA Template for BVCP and DERT Sites (revised April 2012)
- EPA and BVCP's Memorandum of Agreement 2KB
- Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 260 Environmental Control (VCP)-RSMo 260.565, 260.567, 260.569, 260.571, 260.573 *
- Missouri State Regulations: Hazardous Substance Environmental Remediation (VCP) - 10 CSR 25-15.010 *
- Brownfield Assessment Application 34KB
- Brownfield Site-Specific Assessment, Fact Sheet
- Sample Operation and Maintenance Plan for Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint
- The Missouri Environmental Covenants Act, Fact Sheet -- PUB2414
- Guidelines for Soil and Groundwater Sampling, Fact Sheet
Additional BVCP documents and Hazardous Waste Program publications are available on the department's Web publications page.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- EPA Brownfields Home Page
- Brownfields Center at Environmental Law Institute
- EPA Brownfields Grant
*Official copies of the Code of State Regulations are available from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office. Call 573-751-4015 for assistance.