Before a file is prioritized, the facility owner or other responsible party is given the option to enter the MDA AgVIC. The AgVIC is designed to provide rapid response and a high level of service for property transfers, business transactions and other voluntary actions. Each AgVIC project is tailored to the specific needs and deadlines of the voluntary party. AgVIC staff can provide binding written assurances from MERLA liability.
AgVIC staff are funded from MERLA which requires that MERLA expenditures be recovered. Therefore, voluntary parties must agree to reimburse AgVIC staff costs into the state MERLA account. Generally cleanup costs at AgVIC sites, except for MDA staff costs, are eligible for partial reimbursement from ACRRA.