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Aid to investigate the contamination of an area and to clean a contaminated area

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

The ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa grants state subsidies for investigating the risk or harm to health or the environment caused by contamination of soil, groundwater or sediments and for cleaning a contaminated area. The aid is discretionary and granted within the limits of the appropriation allocated by the Ministry of the Environment.

The aid can be granted for costs arising from the planning, studying, assessment and reporting of investigating the contamination and need for cleaning, as well as for the costs of cleaning the contaminated area and any other necessary costs involved. In addition, costs related to buildings, constructions or structures necessary for the implementation of the project may also be eligible for the aid.

The aid can be applied for continuously.

Development and Administrative Services Centre (KEHA Centre) of the ELY Centres and TE Offices will process the payments in accordance with the aid decisions. Payment of the aid is requested in accordance with the decision in one or more instalments by using a separate payment application form.

Do the following

How to apply

1 Apply for the aid primarily in the e-services of the regional administration (Aid to investigate the contamination of an area/to clean a contaminated area).

2 If you are unable to use the e-services, you can use a printable application form instead. The form can be printed or completed electronically after saving it on your computer.

3 Complete the application thoroughly and add the required appendices. Missing information, needs for further clarification and changing the application during the processing may prolong the processing. Detailed instructions for completing the application form are available at regional administration e-services and the ELY Centre website. Deliver the application and its appendices to the registry of the ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa by email, post or in person.

4 If the ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa requests you to supplement the application, submit the requested supplements by the set deadline or negotiate additional time with the authority.

5 After the ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa has received sufficient and correct information for resolving the aid application, it provides an appealable decision. The decision is delivered to the applicant.

Applying for payment

1 Apply for the payment of the aid in compliance with the decision in one or more instalments. Use the KEHA Centre’s payment application form.

2 If you have submitted an aid application through the regional administration e-service, also submit a payment application in the e-service via the Maksatukset (Payments) tab.

3 If the aid was applied for with the printable form, deliver the payment application to the registry of the ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa as an attachment to the ELY Centre’s general online form or to the KEHA Centre’s payment unit. You can find more information on how to apply for payment and the necessary forms on the KEHA Centre’s website.

To whom and on what terms

Various communities, companies and natural persons as well as estates of deceased persons or bankruptcy can apply for the aid.

The aid can be granted to investigate the risk or harm to health or the environment caused by the contamination of soil, groundwater or sediments and to clean a contaminated area.

Prerequisites for granting the aid are that

1) the cause of contamination cannot be identified or reached, or the instigator of the contamination cannot bear the cost of the action; and

2) it is unreasonable for another party than the instigator to investigate or clean the contaminated area.

Granting the aid may be conditional on the applicant participating in the project or its costs. The aid decision can also contain other provisions that must be complied with.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byELY Centre for Pirkanmaa
Other responsible organisationsELY Centre for Uusimaa, ELY Centre for Lapland, ELY Centre for Kainuu, ELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi, ELY Centre for Southeast Finland, ELY Centre for Satakunta, ELY Centre for South Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Häme, ELY Centre for North Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa, ELY Centre for North Savo, ELY Centre for South Savo, ELY Centre for North Karelia, ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Central Finland
Responsible for the serviceCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: ELY Centre
Updated: 8/30/2021