Voluntary Response Actions

The North Dakota Century Code §23.1-10-15: Voluntary Response Actions – Liability Protections – Procedures describes the process the NDDEQ must follow regarding actions and requirements for a property owner to obtain liability protection with regards to contaminated properties. While these actions are not required by the NDDEQ, they are often undertaken to reduce risk and liability at properties being considered for future development. The Voluntary Response Actions are undertaken by a private citizen (a property owner, prospective owner, or other third party) to address environmental contamination at a property. These actions are intended to reduce the health and environmental impacts of contamination at the property and return it to a useable state.

Guidance Documents

Voluntary Response Action Guidance (January 2022)

Application Resources

SFN62131 Voluntary Response Action Application Form (January 2022)

Environmental Spill/Release Information (After January 2021)

Environmental Spill/Release Information (Before January 2021)

Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST)

Open Records Request

Applications can be submitted to:

Attn: Voluntary Response Application
North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality
Office of the Director
4201 Normandy Street
Bismarck, ND 58503-1324


Questions and application materials may also be directed to:

Derek Kannenberg
Hazardous Waste Program
Division of Waste Management