The Advanced Cleanup Program (AC) was created to provide an opportunity for site rehabilitation to be conducted on a limited basis in advance of the site's priority ranking at sites eligible for restoration funding under the Early Detection Incentive Program, Abandoned Tank Restoration Program, Petroleum Liability and Restoration Insurance Program or the Petroleum Cleanup Participation Program. Since then, changes were made to Section 376.30713, Florida Statutes, and the department may now approve applications for AC at eligible sites notwithstanding the site's priority ranking established pursuant to s. 376.3071(5)(a).
There are three (3) types of sites covered under the Advanced Cleanup Program: Individual AC sites, Performance Based Advanced Cleanup (PBAC) bundle sites, and Advanced Cleanup for Redevelopment (ACR) sites.
The department may have an AC Application period (AC individual sites and PBAC bundle sites) between May 1 and June 30 and between November 1 and December 31 of each fiscal year. The opening of an AC Application period is announced on the Petroleum Restoration Program's webpage and in the Florida Administrative Register. Advanced Cleanup Redevelopment (ACR) site applications are open year round.
Only the real property owner or person responsible for site rehabilitation qualifies as an applicant. Applications may be submitted for individual sites or for the aggregate cleanup of five or more sites. Information regarding required components of both individual or bundled applications and the nonrefundable review fee may be found in the documents listed below.
Questions and comments should be directed as follows:
Individual AC sites - Questions or comments regarding these sites can be referred to Matthew Ingham, AC program coordinator, at 850-245-8964 or Matthew.Ingham@FloridaDEP.gov
PBAC & ACR sites - Questions regarding these sites should be directed to Dona Milinkovich, PBC program coordinator, at 850-245-8872 or Dona.Milinkovich@floridadep.gov.
Petroleum Restoration Program Update
Posted November 13, 2020
Considering present circumstances, the state is experiencing a decline in revenue to the Inland Protection Trust Fund. Given the decline in the revenue to this fund we are pausing future obligations, including new Advanced Cleanup Agreements. There is currently no plan to post an allocation announcement during this pause. Therefore, no applications are being requested, no funds will likely be allocated for awarding, and no applications will likely be approved for the November 1, and December 31, 2020 application period. If applications are submitted between November 1 and December 31, 2020, they will be ranked and reviewed for completeness. Pursuant to Section 376.30713(2)(c), F.S., applications must contain a nonrefundable review fee of $250. Applications are not held from one application period for inclusion in consideration of funds allocated in future application periods. We are working with the Governor’s Office and Legislature to monitor this situation and, as it evolves, provide notification and proceed accordingly.
Application Period for Advanced Cleanup Program (AC)
Updated June 24, 2020
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) will have an Advanced Cleanup (AC) Application period beginning May 1, 2020 and ending at 5:00 pm on June 30, 2020. Applications for individual sites or bundled sites will be accepted. For this application period, the department will allocate up to $10 million. Applications will be reviewed in accordance with Section 376.30713, Florida Statutes (F.S.) (2019) and Chapter 2020-56, Laws of Florida.
Any questions or additional comments regarding the AC program can be referred to AC Coordinator, Matthew Ingham at 850-245-8964 or via email at Matthew.Ingham@FloridaDEP.gov
The following are a list of links to the AC Application documents:
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