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 Connecticutís 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:
April 5 - RSR Wave 2 Conceptual Language has been posted for public feedback through May 6, and details for two Question and Answer Sessions on April 26 and 28.
March 15 - Draft LEP Verification Forms have been posted for public feedback through April 29, 2016.
December 10 -  Recommended Numeric Criteria for Additional Polluting Substances and Alternative Criteria along with their derivation and request process
November 18 - New Verification Forms (and associated Instructions) for the Brownfield Remediation & Revitalization Program (BRRP) on the LEP Verification webpage
July 24 - The Significant Environmental Hazard statutory amendments became effective July 1, 2015
April 23 - The PREPARED Municipal Workbook a new virtual tool for Brownfields redevelopment
April 15 - DEEPís Risk-Based Decision Making Recommendation Report for clean-up of polluted properties
April 15 - 1996 RSR Criteria Derivation  provides technical information on the process used to develop risk-based criteria in the 1996 RSRs
February 18 - Joint guidance from DPH and DEEP for TCE Developmental Risks
The Remediation Brochure provides an overview of the cleanup process and Remediation Division programs
(full layout PDF / printer-friendly ).

Content last updated April 5, 2016.