Connecticut's Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs) provide detailed standards that may be used at any site to determine whether or not remediation of contamination is necessary to protect human health and the environment. Remediation Standard Regulations, as amended June 27, 2013 ----------------------------------
Connecticut's Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs) provide detailed standards that may be used at any site to determine whether or not remediation of contamination is necessary to protect human health and the environment.
Remediation Standard Regulations, as amended June 27, 2013
Beginning in August 2013, the Department began releasing Draft Discussion Documents containing concepts for potential future amendments to remediation regulations or new provisions for the RSRs, commonly referred to as "Wave 2". DEEP will soon embark on the formal rulemaking process for these proposed Wave 2 amendments. Prior to beginning this formal process, DEEP presented proposed concepts in the RSR Wave 2 Conceptual Language document and accepted public feedback through May 6, 2016. Based on the external comments provided to DEEP and internal review of the April 2016 RSR Wave 2 Conceptual Language document, the Revised RSR Wave 2 Conceptual Language document was generated.
These concept documents are preliminary and informal; they are not final, do not start the formal rulemaking process pursuant to CGS section 4-168, and do not reflect any decisions or approval by DEEP or other parts of state government regarding the amendments that may be proposed. Therefore, some concepts presented in these documents might not be included in the future proposed amendments. Also, the concepts presented in these documents may continue to change or may appear differently when DEEP proposes amendments to the RSRs through the formal process. It is estimated that DEEP will begin the formal public process for adopting revisions to the RSRs in October.
You may send your feedback to DEEP.email@example.com. A separate opportunity for formal public comment will be available as part of the formal process in the future.
Below is the estimated schedule of events in the Wave 2 adoption process:
Prior to Formal Process:
a. Draft Discussion Documents (August 2013- April 2016)
b. RSR Wave 2 Conceptual Language (Feedback accepted April 5-May 6, 2016)
c. Question and Answer Sessions (April 2016)
d. Comments Received on the RSR Wave 2 Conceptual Language and evaluation of public feedback (May-July 2016)
e. Revised RSR Wave 2 Conceptual Language (August 2016)
f. Final Draft to Commissioner
g. Begin formal regulation adoption process
Note: DEEP Notices of proposed regulations will be posted on Connecticut eRegulations website. To receive email notification of proposed regulations, you must register on the eRegulations site.
1. Public Notice of Intent to Secretary of State, beginning the formal public comment period
2. Public Hearing
3. Close of public comment period
4. Hearing Officer’s Report
5. DEEP notification to all interested parties of availability of final wording
6. Final proposed regulations to Attorney General for Legal Sufficiency approval
7. Final proposed regulations to Office of Fiscal Analysis and Environment Committee
8. Legislative Regulation Review Committee (LRRC) holds meeting on regulatory amendments per CGS section 4-170
9. After approval of LRRC, regulations filed with Secretary of State per CGS section 4-172 (regulations become final upon filing)
10. Publication of regulations in the CT Law Journal
Content last updated October 10, 2017