Welcome to RMA

The Resource Management Agency strives to ensure that its customer service standards are consistent with the Agency’s Mission Statement:

The mission of the Resource Management Agency, in cooperation with the public and our partner agencies, is to protect the consumer and community’s health, safety and environment by carrying out adopted laws and policies, and educating, assisting and empowering Ventura County residents and businesses to be good stewards of the land and our resources.

Values

In addition, RMA has identified those core values which will guide us in carrying out our mission. These values are directly related to our customer service and include:

  • Honesty, hard work and ethical behavior

  • Transparency and accountability

  • Equitable treatment and respect of all constituents

  • Excellence in service delivery


The Ventura County Environmental Health Division established the Ventura County Cleanup Program (VCCP) in order to assist local businesses with the cleanup of where hazardous materials or wastes have been released.

Effective July 1, 2014, the Ventura County Environmental Health Division discontinued the Leaking Underground Fuel Tank (LUFT) program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the VCCP?

  • The Ventura County Cleanup Program (VCCP) began in 1996 with the passage of SB 1248 by the State Legislature. This bill allows local environmental health programs to oversee the cleanup of sites where hazardous materials or wastes have been released. 

What are the advantages to participation in the VCCP?

  • Significant oversight cost savings on smaller sites
  • Significant time savings
  • Local point of contact

What does the VCCP do for my business?

  • This Program provides a local oversight alternative for site cleanups. Formerly, site cleanups could only have Cal/EPA oversight.

Which sites are eligible for the VCCP?

  • Generally, sites participating in the Program have small and localized contamination. Sites on the National Priority List (NPL), State CalSites list, or already under State oversight are not eligible.

How does the VCCP work?

  • After an application and any site assessment documentation is submitted to EHD, Environmental Health staff will evaluate the site to see if it fits local oversight characteristics. If the site is accepted into the Program, an agreement is executed between the County and the Responsible Party (RP) for the performance of the work. The RP then submits work plans for assessment and cleanup of the site which are reviewed by County staff for adequacy with State standards. Once the agreed upon cleanup standards are reached, a completion letter is issued to the RP.

What is the cost of VCCP participation?

  • The RP agrees to pay hourly for County staff time spent performing oversight.

What do I receive at the completion of cleanup?

  • The County will issue a compliance letter stating that State standards set out in the initial cleanup agreement have been met in the cleanup process. While this is not a final site closure letter, the State has agreed to accept these compliance letters as closure for sites in the Program.

Documents and Links


Ventura County Cleanup Program Contacts

Manager:

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805 654-2815

Project Manager:

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805 662-6511