Voluntary Action Program (VAP), signed into law in December 1996, encourages
people to redevelop and reuse land that is contaminated by hazardous materials
or petroleum. The amount of cleanup required for a particular property depends
on the future use of the property.
GETCO, Inc. has demonstrated a commitment to the implementation of the Voluntary
Action Program and Brownfield regulations to tailor the cleanup of a given
property to the future use of the property. Thomas Gillespie, President of GETCO,
Inc., obtained certification from the Ohio EPA to operate as a Certified
Professional. Following compliance with all program requirements that certify
that a property has been cleaned to acceptable standards, the Certified
Professional may submit a request for "No Further Action" to the appropriate
regulatory agency. Upon receipt of No Further Action status, a Covenant Not to
Sue can be issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to the property
owner. The covenant not to sue protects the property owner from state civil
liability associated with the cleanup.