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Remember that Old
Mike Ashey, ESD Waste2Water, Inc.
Out-of-Date Word: Eligibility?
funded cleanup assistance was. The amount was as high as $1 million, then $300,000 and the low amount was $ 150,000. Th is program also had criteria that had to be met and there were deductibles ranging from $500 to as high as $35,000 in some cases, with the average deductible being $10,000. A few years ago the state funded caps for the PLRIP program were raised to $1.2 million, $400,000 and $300,000 respectively. Next came the Abandoned Tank Restoration Program (ATRP) which like the EDI program provided 100 percent state funding for the cleanup of any contamination that existed on the site at the time of registration. The criteria for ATRP included the requirement that the storage system be properly closed and out of service prior to March 1990. There were also deductibles that varied in amount, but not exceeding $10,000. The Petroleum Contamination Cleanup Program (PCPP) came next and it provided for $300,000 in state funded cleanup assistance. The PCPP program required that you pay for a limited contamination assessment report (LCAR) on the property and that a 25 percent co-payment be made towards any matching state funds. In addition, this program had an indigence clause that allowed for the demonstration of not having
o what is eligibility? Well, it can mean a lot of things to many people, but if you have petroleum contamination on your property, it could mean that your cleanup costs might be paid for by the state of Florida. Now that I have your attention, let’s explore what eligibility means. Starting in the late 1980s, Florida established five different state-funded cleanup programs to address the ever increasing problem of petroleum contamination in the groundwater which is also our drinking water supply. The first program was called the Early Detection Incentive program (EDI), followed soon after by another program called the Petroleum Liability Restoration Insurance Program (PLRIP). The EDI program provided 100 percent state funding for cleaning up any petroleum contamination that existed on the property at the time that the site qualified for the program. The EDI program had virtually no qualification criteria except to register and to provide a letter stating that any petroleum storage systems on the site were in compliance with established state rules. The PLRIP program has several entry points for registration. The earlier you registered, the larger your state
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Petrogram - Winter 2011
FPMA Salutes Its Patron Members
Insurance Issues: Fire Prevention
Advertisers’ Centerspead Marketplace
Regulatory and Legislative Update and Trends
Enviro Corner: Strategic Planning
Remember that Old Out-of-Date Word: Eligibility?
Out & About the Industry
Work Smart, Win Big on Property Taxes
Barrister’s Counsel 2012 – The Redistricting Session:
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Petrogram - Winter 2011