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Low-Scored Site Initiative Information (LSSI) Documents:

LSSI Clarification of 10 Site per Fiscal Year Limitation

The DEP is authorized pursuant to Section 376.3071(11)(b), FS to provide funding for the Low Score Site Initiative (LSSI). Funding is limited to 10 sites in each fiscal year for each responsible party or property owner. This does not preclude a site owner from participating in the LSSI for a site that has a responsible party which has already met its 10 site limit; nor does it preclude a responsibly party from participating in the LSSI for a site if the site owner has already met the 10 site limit.

If you have any questions or comments concerning LSSI, please contact Graham Witt at (850) 222-6446, ext. 260 or Felicia Mizener at (850) 245-8893.

Important Notice Regarding Low-Scored Site Initiative (LSSI):

UPDATE (02/28/14): 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:

  1. Select a qualified contractor (provided that pricing levels and conditions of the proposal can be negotiated on the best terms to the DEP), or
  2. Agree to an informal quote process, or
  3. 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 Graham Witt at Gwitt@wrscompass.com, Michelle Allard at Mallard@wrscompass.com, or Wes Leon at Wleon@wrscompass.com.

Site Characterization Screening Document Links:

The Petroleum Restoration Program will be implementing Site Characterization Screening (SCS) for funded sites below our current funding score beginning in July 2012 and is available for public comment on the draft guidance documents. Click on the links below to view the draft Site Characterization Screening guidance document and the draft SCS Worksheet. Two other forms, the “Discharge-SA-RA Summary Form” and the “Potential Indicator Parameters for Imminent Threat Worksheet” will be posted in the near future. Please forward all comments, suggestions, and questions to Diane Pickett, P.G. at diane.pickett@dep.state.fl.us by COB Tuesday, May 15th.

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Last updated: May 01, 2017

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