DEEP: Remediation / Site Clean-Up

  Remediation / Site Clean-Up

 

Contaminated sites can impact the quality of our land, groundwater, surface water and air. The Remediation Division oversees the investigation and remediation of environmental contamination and the redevelopment of contaminated properties. Our goal is to clean up contaminated sites to meet Connecticut’s Remediation Standard Regulations, which ensure that human health and the environment are protected. The Remediation Division staff, along with the help of Licensed Environmental Professionals (LEPs), oversee the cleanup of hundreds of contaminated sites across Connecticut in the context of the following programs: 

Brownfields and Urban Sites
Property Transfer Program
Voluntary Remediation Program
State Superfund Program
Federal Superfund Program
RCRA Closure and Corrective Action
Underground Storage Tank Clean-up Program
Significant Environmental Hazard Program
Potable Water Program

What's New?
 
June 23 - Revitalizing Contaminated Lands: Addressing Liability Concerns (via the Guidance webpage) - the 2014 edition of EPA's Revitalization Handbook.
 
June 6 - The DECD Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development is accepting brownfields funding applications (grants and loans) until June 30, 2014.
 
 
April 30 - Public Discussion Draft for Direct Exposure Criteria for Passive Recreation.  Six additional drafts had been previously posted.  The deadline for comments for all seven drafts is May 30, 2014.
 
March 20 - The Risk Evaluation Requirement Selected Proposal has been posted on the new Risk-Based Decision Making webpage.  The March 12, 2014 meeting presentation is also posted.
 
January 2 - The Environmental Land Use Restrictions webpage now reflects the complete change-over to the new ELUR application mandatory as of January 1, 2014.
 
December 2 - RCRA Corrective Action Ecological Receptor Exposure Pathway Scoping Checklist - Screening tool developed by EPA to aid project managers in determining whether there is the potential for complete exposure pathways between RCRA facility contaminants and ecological receptors.
 
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Comprehensive Evaluation and Transformation of Connecticut's cleanup programs - The Department has posted a Draft Proposal for a Transformed Cleanup Program. 
 
The Remediation Roundtable is an open forum for the exchange of ideas and information on the various site cleanup programs in Connecticut.
 
The Remediation Brochure provides an overview of the cleanup process and Remediation Division programs (full layout PDF / printer-friendly ).
 

Remediation Division Contacts

Content last updated June 25, 2014.