ctbrownfields: Dry Cleaning Establishment Remediation Fund

Dry Cleaning Establishment Remediation Fund

This program provides grants to eligible dry cleaning business owners/operators or property owners for the clean-up, containment, or mitigation of pollution resulting from releases of tetrachloroethylene, Stoddard solvent, or other chemicals used for dry cleaning. The grants may also be used for measures undertaken to prevent such pollution and for providing potable drinking water when necessary.

On behalf of DECD Commissioner Catherine H. Smith, the Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development is pleased to provide you with this update on the Dry Cleaning Establishment Remediation Fund (the “Dry Cleaning Fund” or “the Fund”).

As you know, the Fund faces a number of challenges, most importantly a lack of sufficient funding generated by the 1% gross receipt surcharge to meet the significant demand for cleanup funding across the state.

Despite these challenges, DECD is committed to administering the Fund efficiently and with a high degree of customer service.

Important Notice

 Dry Cleaning Fund - Public Meeting 

Monday, August 13, 4:00 – 5:30 pm


This public meeting will be held at the following address:

(note our new address)

State of Connecticut, Dept. of Economic & Community Development

450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103

Plaza Level - North Tower Room C

(parking available at Morgan St. garage)


Send us an email to register for the next meeting.



Welcome, Introduction, Fund Update - David Kooris, Deputy Commissioner DECD

DRS Presentation - Surcharge Obligation Special Notice

DEEP Presentation - State Garment Cleaner Web Page



The CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) would like your input on their outreach efforts and also about your dry cleaning practices. Please take a minute to fill out a short survey that will help CT DEEP better provide information to your industry. Thank you!


We look forward to continuing to work with the Dry Cleaning industry to administer the Fund, and to making continuous improvements to our processes and procedures to allow us to address the significant challenges facing the fund. Send us an Email for more information.


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