Verification Report Guidance Document
Effective August 1, 2008
The 2008 Verification Report Guidance Document has been developed by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Remediation Division (DEEP), with support from the Environmental Professionals' Organization of Connecticut (EPOC), to outline DEEP's expectations for a Verification Report.
Pursuant to Public Acts 07-81 and 07-233, verifications rendered by a licensed environmental professional (LEP) shall be submitted on a form prescribed by the Commissioner. The Commissioner is prescribing the verification forms and the Verification Report as such form.
The purpose of a Verification Report is to present the necessary documentation to support a verification rendered by a LEP and submitted by the certifying party, responsible party, or property owner, as applicable. The Verification Report is used by DEEP to assess the applicability and adequacy of the verification; therefore, the submission of a verification without the support of a complete and thorough Verification Report will result in either a Notice of Audit or a rejection of the verification.
This guidance presents the key components prescribed by the Commissioner to be included in a Verification Report, as follows:
the Demonstration of Compliance with the Remediation Standard Regulations Checklist;
an introduction for the report;
the LEP's Final CSM with sufficient detail of relevant findings and rationale to support the CSM and the LEP's verification that the investigation was completed in accordance with prevailing standards and guidelines, including the 2007 Site Characterization Guidance Document;
discussion of receptor assessments; and
description of all means and methods used to demonstrate compliance in accordance with the RSRs.
Verification Report Guidance Document (PDF)
VRGD Appendix A: Demonstration of Compliance Checklist (Word) - also available in PDF as Appendix A of the full guidance document
Any questions regarding the Verification Report Guidance Document may be directed to the Remediation Division at (860) 424-3705.