November 30, 2018

Maine’s “Wicked Good” Voluntary Cleanup Program

Ken Gray and Thomas Doyle

Maine’s Voluntary Response Action Program (VRAP) was enacted in 1993 to encourage the cleanup and redevelopment of Maine’s contaminated properties. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/38/title38sec343-E.html. The VRAP law is short and found at 38 M.R.S. § 343-E. VRAP is administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).https://www.maine.gov/dep/spills/vrap/index.html#fo. Several innovations make Maine’s VRAP law a useful contaminated property program, with features that other states might want to emulate.

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