The purpose of the Remedial Action Plan Monitoring Act is to establish a program that allows the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) to coordinate and oversee efforts by property owners, prospective buyers, lending institutions, or others wishing to initiate voluntary environmental clean up activities. By encouraging voluntary action from citizens, property that may otherwise be regarded as a liability can be restored, possibly leading to beneficial reuse. The voluntary participants pay for all site investigation and clean up costs. NDEQ staff oversight costs will be reimbursed to the Department by the program participants.
An Overview of Nebraska's Remedial Action Plan
Monitoring Act (RAPMA)
The Act allows entities to voluntarily submit applications for participation into the program. The Department will review the application, consult with the applicant, and determine how best to proceed with remediation.
If at the completion of remedial activities, the participant has remitted all applicable fees and has met the provisions and the objectives agreed to with NDEQ, then the Department may issue a letter stating that no further action need be taken at the site related to the contamination for which the remedial action was conducted.
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street, Suite 400
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509