DEEP: Verification Report Guidance

Verification Report Guidance Document

Effective August 1, 2008
December 1, 2013

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Remediation Division (DEEP) has revised the Verification Report Guidance Document, originally developed on August 1, 2008 with support from the Environmental Professionals' Organization of Connecticut (EPOC), to outline DEEP's expectations for a Verification Report.

Pursuant to sections 22a-133x and 22a-134a of the Connecticut General Statutes, 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:

  • an introduction for the report;
  • the LEP's Final Conceptual Site Model (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 Site Characterization Guidance Document;
  • discussion of receptor surveys; and
  • description of all means and methods used to demonstrate compliance in accordance with the RSRs, as indicated on the verification form.

Because the Revised Verification Forms are all inclusive of the provisions available in the RSR to achieve compliance and how compliance data was used apply the provision and demonstrate compliance, the former “Demonstration of Compliance Checklist” is redundant, and therefore no longer required.

Verification Report Guidance Document (PDF) [Rev.12.1.13]

VRGD Revisions

Revisions to the VRGD are being made to clarify what the Department's expectations are for documenting and demonstrating the statutory requirement [CGS Section 22a-134(28)] for "no exposure pathway" with respect to Interim Verifications. The sections in the VRGD describing documentation for Interim Verifications is provided for public feedback through June 30, 2017. Since Interim Verifications may include the use of MNA as the on-going groundwater remedy, revisions to this section are also included for public feedback. Other minor changes will be incorporated in the final revised VRGD but are not substantive. If you are interested in more details, a presentation on the topic of Interim Verifications will be made at the upcoming Roundtable on June 20.

Interim Verification section for public feedback (Form III example)

Any questions regarding the Verification Report Guidance Document may be directed to the Remediation Division at (860) 424-3705.


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