Engineered Control VariancesAn Engineered Control (EC) is a permanent physical structure designed to prevent exposure to polluted soil or minimize migration of liquids through polluted soil. Engineered controls typically require long-term measures including monitoring and maintenance of the engineered control, financial assurance, and recording of an environmental use restriction (EUR). Engineered controls installed to comply with direct exposure criteria (DEC) may be certified by an LEP if eligibility requirements specified in section 22a-133k-2(f)(2)(B) of the RSRs are met. All other ECs must be approved by the Commissioner.
Engineered Control Guidance Document - Under RevisionThe Engineered Control Guidance Document (ECGD) was developed by the Remediation Division with support from the Environmental Professionals’ Organization of Connecticut in 2009. A revised ECGD to include the revised provisions in the 2021 amended RSRs is currently being developed. The ECGD will include a description of what is eligible to be LEP certified under section 22a-133k-2(f)(2)(B) of the RSRs, a description of the information necessary for the preparation of complete and approvable applications for commissioner approval, a description of the long-term obligations, and supplemental resources.
Engineered Control Guidance Document
Please note: Many Engineered Controls include the maintenance of pavement. The CT Department of Public Health (DPH) recommends against the application of coal tar-based road sealants because they can increase human exposure to carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). As an alternative, CT DPH recommends an asphalt based sealant, which is low in PAHs. DPH EHS Circular Letter #2016-49 Important Reminder Regarding Coal Tar Sealants for Road Repair
Engineered Control Variance FormsEC variance forms include the Part 1 application, Part 2 application, and the public notice confirmation forms. All forms must be submitted electronically by uploading the documents to the Connecticut Secure File Transfer (SFT) website using the Electronic Document Transmittal Form (embedded as the first page of the electronic document).
Part 1 of the application presents the conceptual EC and supporting information to demonstrate the appropriateness of the EC to protect human health and the environment. Part 2 of the application presents the detailed engineering design, implementation schedule, operation and maintenance plan, financial assurance pursuant to 22a-133k-1(f), and requirements of the EUR (section 22a-133k-1(e). The Part 1 and Part 2 Application Forms may be submitted together.
- Part 1 Engineered Control Variance Application Form
- Part 2 Engineered Control Variance Application Form
Pursuant to section 22a-133k-1(d) of the RSRs, confirmation of public notice of the final Engineered Control design is required prior to formal commissioner approval. The public notice is performed following DEEP concurrence that the approach and design presented in the Part 1 and Part 2 Applications are appropriate.
Engineered Control Completion StatementPursuant to section 22a-133k-2(f)(2)(D) of the RSRs, a Final Engineered Control Completion Statement must be submitted to the commissioner within 120 days from completion of construction of the engineered control using the Final Engineered Control Completion Statement Form. The Final EC Completion Statement Form must be submitted electronically by uploading the document to the Connecticut Secure File Transfer (SFT) website using the Electronic Document Transmittal Form (embedded as the first page of the electronic document).
Engineered Control Financial Assurance Tools
1. Trust agreement or trust fund - Under Development
2. Irrevocable standby letter of credit
Instructions for Letter of Credit
Letter of Credit Cover Letter Template
3. Payment of funds in cash
Receipt of Check for Financial Assurance Template
4. Certificate of Insurance - Under Development
If you have any questions related to Engineered Controls, please call the Remediation Division at (860) 424-3705.
Connecticut Remediation Standard Regulations
Content Last Updated August 8, 2022