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Environmental Use Restrictions

ELUR Map
Emergency Suspension of EURs
Submitting an EUR Application
Reporting Environmental Emergencies and Spills
Suspension (Release) of EUR for Non-Emergency Activities 

The purpose of an Environmental Use Restriction (EUR) is to minimize the risk of human exposure to pollutants and hazards to the environment by preventing specific uses or activities at a property or a portion of a property.  There are two types of EUR, the Environmental Land Use restriction (ELUR) and Notice of Activity and Use Limitation (NAUL), both are recorded on the municipal land records. An EUR is a tool that permits the remedial goals for a property to be dependent on the exposure risk associated with its use under section 22a-133q-2 (ELUR) and 22a-133q-3 (NAUL) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

New Environmental Use Restriction Forms:
EUR Annual Inspection Form
EUR Factsheet – unlocked form to be altered, as needed, by the user.  Note:  Factsheets are intended to communicate EUR restrictions to occupants of properties with EURs, so should be written simply and without jargon or abbreviations.
EUR FAQs

March 2021 Remediation Roundtable Presentation (EUR presentation begins on slide 20)

2019 Proposed Amendments to the RSRs and EURs

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ELUR Map

 
Map Definitions:
Complete (green): ELUR approved by Commissioner, ELUR recorded on the municipal land records, and Certificate of Title on file at DEEP.
Incomplete (red): ELUR approved by Commissioner, ELUR may or may not be recorded on the municipal land records, and Certificate of Title not found on file at DEEP.  In order for the conditions of an ELUR to be in force the ELUR must be approved and recorded on the land records.
 
Advisory Notice: Search of the municipal land records should be conducted to confirm that an ELUR is recorded and in force.  DEEP does not guarantee that this information is complete and/or free from erroneous entries.  This information is updated periodically and may not represent data currently available.
For access to the complete file, please contact the EUR Coordinator at deep.eur@ct.gov.
 
Submitting an EUR Application

 Revised Remediation Standard Regulations and Environmental Use Restriction Regulations were adopted on February 16, 2021.  DEEP is revising the ELUR forms and will post them as soon as they are available.  Due to changes in the regulation, old forms cannot be accepted. 

Suspension (Release) of EUR for Non-Emergency Activities

Releases from EURs allow for activities that are prohibited by EURs, such as excavation and utility work.  Releases are routinely approved and have played a successful role both in the cleanup and redevelopment of polluted properties. 

For further information please contact the EUR Coordinator at  deep.eur@ct.gov

Emergency Suspension of EURs

In the event of an emergency that presents a significant risk to human health or the environment, an EUR may be suspended, provided such risk cannot be abated without suspending the EUR, if the owner immediately notifies DEEP of the emergency and follows the other requirements of paragraph 4 of the Declaration of EUR presented in section 22a-133q, Appendix A.  An EUR emergency typically involves the disturbance of contaminated soil to repair utilities when the EUR prohibits disturbance of soil.
 
The emergency suspension of EURs should be reported to the Remediation Division analyst of the day at 860-424-3705 with an email sent to deep.eur@ct.gov
 

Reporting Environmental Emergencies and Spills

The emergency suspension of an EUR may or may not involve environmental emergencies or a spill.  Refer to Emergency Response and Spill Prevention for information regarding environmental emergencies and spills.  An environmental emergency is a situation that poses an immediate threat to public health or the environment resulting from the release or potential release of oil, hazardous chemicals or radioactive materials into the air, land, or water.
 
IMPORTANT - Environmental emergencies and spills must be reported to DEEP Emergency Dispatch Center at 860-424-3338 or Toll Free at 1-866-377-4475.
Content Last Updated April 7, 2021