Expedited Claim Account Program (ECAP)
Expedited Claim Account Program
|ECAP Objective:||ECAP reduces the cost for site cleanup and time to reach closure; establishes multi-year budgets; increases collaboration among Fund staff, regulatory staff and claimants and their consultants; and creates project milestones, cost estimates, and reimbursement submission schedules.|
|ECAP Benefits:||Stakeholders participate in the Joint Execution Team (JET) meetings and expectations regarding scope of work, schedule, costs, and anticipated reimbursements are clearly defined prior to implementation of tasks. Data objectives, milestones, and a general approach to achieve closure are also determined.|
|Eligible Applicants:||Claims in the Fund are eligible. A claimant must have a Letter of Commitment (LOC) from the Fund. Claimants that have applied for a LOC but have not received it yet will be considered on a case-by-case basis.|
|How to Apply:||The claimant must send a letter or email to ECAP that states they would like to participate in ECAP. The letter must identify the claim number, site name, and address and specifically request participation in ECAP. Please email the request to ECAP Unit Senior, Adrian Pérez at Adrian.Perez@waterboards.ca.gov. You may also mail the letter to Adrian Pérez, State Water Resources Control Board, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812. Email is faster and is recommended.|
|Funding:||ECAP staff assist claimants and consultants in the best use of the remaining available funds. ECAP does not provide an additional source of funding. The existing laws for eligibility and reimbursement cap for claims are unchanged. Prior to 2015-$1.5 Million. Post 2015-$1.0 Million.|
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Why Join ECAP?
- ECAP has successfully assisted Regional Water Boards and LOPs in closing over 126 cases since inception in 2015
- 55% of ECAP claims are closed or in the process of closing
- 29 cases closed in Fiscal Year 2021/2022
- 20 cases closed in Fiscal Year 2022/2023
- Technical experts assist in evaluation of the site relative to Low Threat Case Closure Policy (LTCP)
- Most claimants achieve case closure within 2.8 years after entering ECAP
Current ECAP Sites
Submit a Project Execution Plan (PEP) and Budget Change Request (BCR)
- Send the Excel PEP to your ECAP staff assigned to the Claim.
- Upload the signed Budget Change Request (BCR) and PDF copy of the PEP to GeoTracker (as one submittal). The PDF upload should include the following:
- BCR (signed by Claimant)
- Cover Page
- Summary Page
- Multi-Year Budget Plan
Learn More About the Low-Threat UST Case Closure Policy (LTCP)
- LTCP Document
- LTCP FAQs
- LTCP Technical Justifications for Soil Screening Levels for Direct Contact and Outdoor Air Exposure Pathways
- LTCP Technical Justification for Groundwater Media-Specific Criteria
- LTCP Technical Justification for Vapor Intrusion Media-Specific Criteria
- For more information on the LTCP, visit the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program website.