CATEGORY OF SERVICE:

Helping our clients to receive fund remediation through the Site Cleanup Subaccount Program (SCAP) of the California State Water Resources Control Board. 

TYPE OF CLIENT:

Private parties that are responsible for remediating contaminated properties, such as dry cleaners, industrial facilities, etc. The SCAP is a funding mechanism for responsible parties who lack sufficient financial resources to pay for the required investigation or cleanup of the existing or threatened surface or groundwater contamination. 

BACKGROUND:

The Site Cleanup Subaccount Program (SCAP) is a funding program established by Senate Bill 445 (Hill, 2014), allowing the State Water Resources Control Board to issue grants to fund projects that remediate the harm or threat of harm to human health, safety, or the environment caused by existing or threatened surface water or groundwater contamination. The evaluation process includes consideration of the degree of threat, whether the site is located in a small or disadvantaged community, the cost and benefits of the cleanup, and the financial resources of the responsible parties. 

 

CLIENT GOALS:

The owner of project location where surface or groundwater contamination occurred is financially responsible for cleanup. The SCAP can provide funding for the cost of the investigation and the cleanup. 

PROJECT APPROACH:

  • Trinity submits a complete Groundwater Quality Funding Program Pre-Application via Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST).
  • As the site evaluation proceeds through the SCAP process, Trinity provides support including scopes of work and cost estimates for State approval.
  • Trinity works actively with the oversight agency to gain approval for the scope of work and costs, and participates on the contract negotiation.
  • Trinity tracks the progress of reimbursement requests through the electronic submittal system.  If additional documentation is requested, Trinity provides the information on behalf of the owner of the contaminated site. 
  • As the cleanup project proceeds, Trinity uploads reimbursement requests to the SCAP utilizing their electronic submittal procedure.  The reimbursement requests typically cover progress payments.