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NDEE presents Enhancement of Nebraska’s Voluntary Cleanup Program webinar

Nebraska’s Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) is a streamlined, results-based approach to environmental cleanup at contaminated sites. The VCP was established by the Remedial Action Plan Monitoring Act (RAPMA), and its goals include protecting human health and the environment and returning contaminated properties to productive use safely and swiftly.

In an effort to enhance the program and better meet the needs of the regulated community, NDEE is hosting the Enhancement of Nebraska’s Voluntary Cleanup Program webinar on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 2 pm. This webinar will include an overview of the current VCP and discuss program aspects and liability relief options offered by other state cleanup programs. NDEE will seek input from the audience on what works well with the VCP and ways it can improve. Past VCP participants are encouraged to attend, as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about the VCP.

WHAT: Enhancement of the Voluntary Cleanup Program
WHEN: 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021
WHO: Taryn Serwatowski, Brownfields Coordinator for the Superfund/VCP Section

NDEE Registration instructions are provided at the bottom of this page.

About the webinar: The Enhancement of Nebraska’s Voluntary Cleanup Program webinar will provide an overview of the program and include case studies that showcase how the VCP has benefited Nebraska, A comparison of other state programs and their liability relief options will also be discussed. Participants are highly encouraged to share their thoughts on the State of Nebraska incorporating some of these options into the VCP.

About the presenter: Taryn Serwatowski is a Michigan native who graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Geology from Central Michigan University in 2009. She moved to Nebraska in 2010 to attend graduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she received a teaching assistant scholarship to study Earth and Atmospheric Science. She is an active member of the Nebraska Geological Society and has served as the Region 7 Brownfields Focus Group representative for the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials. Taryn has been the Brownfields Coordinator for NDEE since November 2015.

The webinar moderator is Belinda Fowler, NDEE Small Business Environmental Assistance Coordinator.

To register for the webinar:

1. Go to Enhancement of Nebraska's Voluntary Cleanup Program
2. Click "Register."
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click "Submit."

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event. For assistance, contact: ndee.assistance@nebraska.gov.