Apply for regulatory oversight of your environmental remediation

We offer regulatory oversight of environmental remediation with our Voluntary Remedial Action Program (VRAP).

What to do

We are not currently accepting new VRAP applications. Please contact the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) or the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) for oversight of your remediation project.

Apply to the Voluntary Remedial Action Program (VRAP) if you want to clean up a property with hazardous waste. If you are developing on land that may be contaminated, you may have other requirements to protect human and environmental health.

1. Fill out an application

Apply to find out if you qualify for the program.

2. Submit your application

Email the application and any supporting documents to

3. Pay the application fee

By mail

Submit a check made out to "San Francisco Department of Public Health". Include your project name and address on the check. Address the letter to:

Department of Public Health

Environmental Health Branch
Site Assessment and Mitigation Program
49 South Van Ness Avenue
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94103

In person

Pay the application fee with a credit card or check on the second floor of the San Francisco Permit Center:

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Permit Center
49 South Van Ness Ave, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Mon to Tue, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wed, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thu to Fri, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

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4. Submit a Remedial Action Agreement

We will let you know what you need to do to clean up your site. The agreement will depend on your cleanup. Draft and submit a plan that includes details about:

  • Cleanup goals
  • The testing, monitoring, and analysis you will do to identify the contamination
  • How you will clean up your site

5. Clean up your site

​​​​​We will let the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) know at least 10 days before starting cleanup work. We can give you a certificate after you complete the cleanup goals.

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Site Assessment and Mitigation

Last updated April 18, 2024