Early Detection Incentive Program: 1986-1988
Owners of underground petroleum tanks with suspected contamination that were reported to the Department between June 30, 1986,
and December 31, 1988, were eligible for either state-contracted cleanup or reimbursement of costs for a privately managed
cleanup. A critical component of the Early Detection Incentive (EDI) program was the creation of a "grace period"
or exemption from departmental enforcement actions for sites that were reported. Approximately 10,000 contaminated sites were
submitted under the EDI program with approximately 5,000 sites being submitted just prior to the deadline the last two weeks
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