The Petroleum Restoration Program encompasses the technical oversight, management, and administrative activities necessary to
prioritize, assess, and cleanup sites contaminated by discharges of petroleum and petroleum products from stationary petroleum
storage systems. These sites include those determined eligible for state funded cleanup using qualified contractors selected
through competitive procurement or selected by the property owner or responsible party and state lead contractors under direct
contract with the Department, as well as non-program or voluntary cleanup sites that are funded by responsible parties.
- CLARIFICATION – Letter to Owner
Dear site owner and interested party,
If you have received the attached letter
(click here for letter),
we want to offer our apologies as it was sent in error. Having your site scored between 30 and 45 assessed by the Petroleum
Restoration Program (PRP) as part of a recent site assessment initiative directed to low scored sites and your participation
is a strictly voluntary action on your part and the PRP will not move without your authorization.
While we asked for a period of seven (7) business days for you to make a decision, please note that there is no deadline for
you to make a decision; your decision is strictly voluntary; there will be no loss of eligibility if you
decline to participate. If you do not respond, the PRP will not unilaterally assess your site. We are sorry if you have been
caused any inconvenience as a result of the notification. If you have any questions, please contact Alan Sakole at
(850) 671-6362 or via email:
NEW! Invitations to Bid
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection released 8 Invitations to Bid (ITB) for Petroleum Restoration
Services. Organizations interested in participating in these procurement opportunities may view and download the subject solicitations
from the Florida Department of Management Services Vendor Bid System at:
Assessment Procurement Initiative (UPDATED
The Department is currently tasking low scored sites
for site assessment work. Using MFMP, Invitations to Bid (ITBs) and eQuotes will be posted in the
next few weeks. Please continue to check MFMP.
Currently, 124 site owners have agreed to
competitive bidding for site assessment work on their low scored site.
MyFloridaMarketPlace (MFMP) Requirements
The Department of Environment Protection has a requirement that all vendors doing business
with the Petroleum cleanup Program be registered through MyFloridaMarketPlace. If you have not taken this step, please proceed to the
following web site:
Department of Management Services MyFloridaMarketPlace page
Petroleum Restoration Program Announcement
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), through directives from the 2013 Legislature, has determined that the Petroleum Restoration Program must provide for fiscal accountability for its expenditures, lower the cost of site cleanup, and prioritize those sites that pose the greatest risk to human health and the environment. With these goals in mind, the Program is developing new rules and policies that change the way site cleanup work is procured, performed, and prioritized.
Procurement of Site Cleanup Services:
Based on the Legislative directive, all future work in the Program must be competitively procured. There are different methods the Program plans to obtain cleanup services:
- Develop a pool of competitively procured, qualified contractors (Agency Term Contractors) divided into three regions across the state, through a procurement process consistent with s. 287.057, F.S. The Notice of Solicitation was published in the Florida Administrative Register (FAR) on September 4, 2013. The solicitation will be published in the Vendor Bid System on or after September 16.
Develop formal competitive solicitations outside of the term contracts, where vendors meeting the minimum qualification requirements would be eligible to compete for the projects. At this time, 74 sites are in various stages of the procurement process:
- 24 sites are currently in the process of approving Scopes of Work or the procurement process has begun.
- 50 sites are being evaluated for the suitability of work and the Scopes of Work will be drafted as appropriate
- In addition, seven sites have been assigned to a forensics contractor to determine the age of releases or to refine a site assessment.
In order to effectively implement the changes necessary to meet the established goals, the Department is currently working on two Rules, Chapter 62-771, Florida Administrative Code (Ch 62-771), and Ch 62-772. Ch 62-780 is no longer being considered for modification.
- Ch 62-771, the “Scoring Rule”, is being revised to prioritize funding and rehabilitation work to sites that pose the greatest risk to human health and the environment, and to re-evaluate the site’s priority funding order once the threat has been evaluated and satisfactorily addressed.
- Ch 62-772, the “Procurement Rule” was drafted to allow for the proper solicitation of site work to transition the Program from the existing “preapproval contractor” approach to a competitive procurement system.
The Department published a Notice of Rule Development in the FAR on May 30, 2013 and held a rule workshop on June 19, 2013. The Department is currently revising the Rules based on the comments received and anticipates the Notice of Proposed Rule will be in the FAR on September 16, 2013.
Important Notice Regarding
Low-Scored Site Initiative (LSSI)
UPDATE (10/2/13): The Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP) has updated the
LSSI Contractor Selection Sheet
(LSSI CSS) to simplify the process for the applicant to submit the information required for funding Low-Scored Site
Initiative work. The PRP will still accept the previous LSSI CSS forms until the end of the year.
As most of you know, we are in the process of changing the Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP), formerly known as
the Bureau of Petroleum Storage Systems (BPSS), to improve its effectiveness and efficiency. As a result of this review,
we have determined that we must prioritize the cleanup of those sites that pose the greatest risk to human health and
the environment and provide more fiscal accountability. With this in mind, PRP is entering into a new era of funding for
the Low-Scored Site Initiative (LSSI).
The LSSI has proven to be a highly effective pathway that has already allowed over a hundred properties across the state
to qualify for site closures, which otherwise would not have been possible. The vast majority of the closures received from
the LSSI funding have been for “clean closures” or those which have received a Site Rehabilitation Completion Order (SRCO)
because no contaminated groundwater or soil was reported. Without applying for the LSSI, these “low priority” sites would
not have been eligible for State funds to address the contamination for many years, possibly decades, in the future.
Starting August 30, 2013 the Department will accept new requests for funding of LSSI work. As a result of recent actions
by the Florida Legislature, and in order to be considered for state funding in the LSSI program this year, the applicant
must complete and submit the new
LSSI Contractor Selection Sheet,
which contains new options available for selecting a contractor to perform the work. The Department will now procure
contractual services for the LSSI program through the procurement procedures in Ch. 287, F.S. Site owners or responsible
parties now have three choices on how the work can be procured:
- Select a qualified contractor (provided that pricing levels and conditions of the proposal can be negotiated on the best terms to the DEP), or
- Agree to an informal quote process, or
- Select an agency term contractor (when available)
Please see the revised
LSSI Procedural and Technical Guidance
document for updated procedures and procurement options.
If you have questions, please contact Michelle Roberts at
Graham Witt at
Michelle Allard at
or Wes Leon at
Closure Statistics [PDF Format]
Eligible (State Funded Cleanups) Closures
Reimbursement Program - 2,620 Closures
Preapproval Program - 4,543 Closures
Total: 7,163 Closures
Closure Report Charts [Posted 10/10/2013]
Operational & Productivity Reports [PDF]
Additional Areas of Interest
York Risk Services Group, Inc. - Florida is the Administrative Services Contractor for the Petroleum Restoration Program tasked
to assist in various cleanup related administrative functions including but not limited to: Site Priority Scoring, Contractor Selection
Sheet Processing, Deductible and LCAR Solicitation, Preapproval Contractor Qualifications, Cleanup System Utility Invoice Processing,
and File/Database QA.
York Risk Services Group, Inc. - Florida can be reached at 850/224-2599 or by mail c/o FDEP at 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station 4595,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The FDEP Contract Manager is Jeff Priddle 850/245-8860.
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