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Dry-Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Act Program - Remediation Unit
The DSCA Remediation Unit manages the assessment and cleanup of dry-cleaning solvent contaminated sites certified in the DSCA Program. Using a risk-based approach, the Remediation Unit cleans up dry-cleaning solvent contamination in water, soil, building materials, and air to safe levels.
A site becomes certified when a petitioner (a current or former dry-cleaning business owner, or current or former property owner) enters into an assessment and remediation agreement with the Division of Waste Management (DWM). Entry into the program is voluntary and all work is completed by state-lead environmental engineering firms. Most of the assessment and remediation costs are paid by the fund with the petitioner(s) responsible for a co-pay of 1-2%. The benefits of having the DSCA Program assess and clean-up dry-cleaning solvent contamination are summarized in this brochure.
If dry-cleaning solvent contamination is found on your site and you wish to petition the site into the DSCA Remediation Program, please complete and submit the Petitioner Questionnaire. Laboratory results documenting the soil and/or groundwater contamination should be submitted along with the questionnaire to help ensure that the site is eligible.
Active dry-cleaners petitioning into the cleanup program will need to be in compliance with DSCA Minimum Management Practices and all other applicable requirements in order to be eligible.
For additional information, please contact:
Remediation Unit Supervisor
DSCA Sites Information
Site Status Reports - Updated July 3, 2014
Petitioned - The DSCA Program is in the process of reviewing an application to certify the site.
Certified - The DSCA Program has entered into an agreement with a petitioner and is in the process of assigning a state-hired, independent environmental contractor to conduct a prioritization assessment.
Assessment - The DSCA Program's independent environmental contractor is currently determining the extent of soil and groundwater contamination at the site.
Monitoring - The DSCA Program's independent environmental contractor is currently monitoring the levels of contaminants in the groundwater.
Remediation - The DSCA Program's independent environmental contractor is currently performing cleanup at the site.
Interim Action - Site conditions are favorable for source removal or conducting a pilot study for remediation.
Emergency - The DSCA Program has determined there is an immediate need for corrective action to abate a potential hazard to human health or the environment.
On Hold - Please contact the site’s project manager for more details.
Closure - The extent of contamination has been defined and is considered stable. The DSCA Program is in the process of developing and implementing a risk management plan to protect human health and the environment from remaining contamination.
NFA - No Further Action Required.