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RCRA Closure and Corrective Action

Connecticut is authorized for RCRA Closure and Corrective Action. RCRA requires facility owners and operators to clean up properties that have treated, stored, or disposed of hazardous waste at their facility. This requirement is implemented through a permit, order, or in the case of land disposal facilities, by regulation. Such clean-up work may be coordinated with work performed pursuant to other clean-up authorities.

RCRA Corrective Action

Corrective Action at RCRA Land Disposal Facilities Fact Sheet [22a-449(c)-105(h)] of RCSA

Corrective Action and Financial Assurance Links

Corrective Action History

RCRA Orientation Training for Remediation Staff - PowerPoint slides for DEEP Training on the provisions of RCRA that apply to site cleanup, including the requirements relating to RCRA closure, post-closure, and corrective action.

Environmental Indicators (EIs) - EIs measure progress in environmental terms rather than by the administrative process steps that were previously monitored. Measuring and recording progress toward these goals will be a top priority for EPA and the States over the next several years.
EPA's Environmental Indicator forms for Human Health - CA725 and Groundwater - CA750.

Connecticut RCRA's "Contained-In" Policy

Site Characterization - Investigation, or site characterization, is expected to be conducted in accordance with prevailing standards and guidelines. The Site Characterization webpage provides resources that assist the environmental professional in understanding the standard of care expected when characterizing a site under various Connecticut cleanup programs.

Ecological Risks

Considerations for Assessing Ecological Risks (EPA, RCRA, March 2015)

RCRA Corrective Action Ecological Receptor Exposure Pathway Scoping Checklist - This checklist is a 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.

EPA Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance Ecological risk evaluation is required for all RCRA Corrective Action sites. This guidance provides the key elements expected to be included  in the submittal of ecological risk assessment documents to the CTDEEP and EPA, including conceptual site model and the proper approach to assessing ecological risk.

EPA Contaminated Sediments: Guidance and Technical Support Numerous documents regarding remediation of sediments. 

RCRA Closure

RCRA Closure Guidance for Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities - Container Storage Areas and Tanks Systems 

Guidance For Implementing and Documenting Closure (Waste Removal And Decontamination) For Indoor RCRA Hazardous Waste Storage Areas  This is a supplement to the RCRA Closure Guidance for Generators Who Store Less Than 90 days (above).

RCRA Closure Guidance for Generators Who Store Less Than 90 days - Container Storage Areas and Tanks Systems 


Content Last Updated November 18, 2020