Environmental Response Action Contractors (ERACs)

In order to perform work through the Trust Fund, tank owners must use the services of an Environmental Response Action Contractor (ERAC) as indicated in the Mississippi Groundwater Protection Trust Fund Regulations (11 Miss. Admin. Code, Pt. 5, Ch. 1).

An ERAC is an environmental firm that meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Proof of $1,000,000 Professional Liability insurance
  • Approved QA/QC Plan on file with our office.  The UST Program now has a Standard Operating Procedure Manual for each ERAC to follow as their QA/QC plan.
  • 40 hour full time P.E. and/or P.G.
  • Experience of 3 assessments & 2 remediation

At any time, an engineer or geologist can submit this information along with the ERAC application in order to be added to the ERAC list.

ERACs must complete:

ERAC activities typically include assessment, monitoring, and remediation activities.  The ERAC is also responsible for managing the project to reasonably control costs.