Can the Site withdrawal from the DCRP and then have corrective action performed under the VCP?

Rule 337.53 of the Texas Administrative Code titled “Withdrawal of Site from the Dry Cleaner Remediation Program” provides the following:

  • Once corrective action costs have been incurred at a site by the Dry Cleaner Remediation Program (the commission program that administers the Dry Cleaning Facility Release Fund), an applicant may not withdraw the site from the Dry Cleaner Remediation Program prior to completion of corrective action at the site;
  • Notwithstanding the above, in the event that corrective action has been suspended, postponed, or terminated at a site pursuant to §337.30 of this title (relating to Prioritization of Sites) or §337.50 of this title (relating to Corrective Action), an applicant may request to withdraw the site from the Dry Cleaner Remediation Program. An applicant may withdraw a site pursuant to this subsection only upon the express approval of the executive director. 

You can learn more about the Texas Dry Cleaner Remediation Program at the TCEQ’s website at:

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