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Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund - Expedited Claim Account Program (ECAP)

Expedited Claim Account Program (ECAP)

The Expedited Claim Account Program (ECAP) is a new program established by SB 445 (Hill, 2014) intended to reduce the overall cost for site cleanup and the time to reach closure by increasing coordination with the regulators, claimants and their consultants, and the UST Cleanup Fund (Fund). The ECAP will implement a Pilot Project that requires establishment of project milestones, cost estimates for multi-year funding plans, and reimbursement submission schedules.

SB 445 moves funds for selected claims from the UST Cleanup Fund to the new Expedited Claim Account (ECA) to reimburse eligible corrective action costs of claims selected to be part of the Pilot Project. The existing laws for eligibility and reimbursement cap for claims are unchanged. The ECAP will implement the Pilot Project and the Pilot Project Report due January 1, 2018. The ECAP will continue until the $100 million in the ECA is committed.

What's New

General Information

Pilot Project

The State Water Board is required to develop and implement the Pilot Project and post findings in a Pilot Project Report. Criteria for selecting Pilot Project claims as well as metrics for measuring project performance must be developed with stakeholder input. Pilot Project claims will be selected based on the selection criteria and interest by claimants. The Pilot Project is anticipated to begin sometime after July 1, 2015 and continue through June 30, 2017. The results from the Pilot Project will be presented in a report that is required to be released January 1, 2018.

Communication

Sign-up for Email Alerts for Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund

  1. See the Financial Assistance (Programs and Activities) section
  2. Underground Storage Tanks Cleanup Fund

Contact Us

For further information, contact us at:

Email with “ECAP” in the subject line to: ustcleanupfund@waterboards.ca.gov

Phone: (800) 813-FUND (3863)

Inquiries will be responded to within 48 hours.