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Proposed Amendments to the Remediation Standard Regulations and Environmental Use Restriction Regulations   

Current Status

The proposed amendments to the regulations were adopted on February 16, 2021.  DEEP would like to thank all who have submitted comments, both formally and informally, which have significantly helped to shape and improve the final regulations. Remediation Standard Regulations

Public Comment Documents and Summary



Formal Regulatory Adoption Process

  1. Public Notice of Intent to Secretary of State, beginning the RSRs formal public comment period: July 8, 2019 
  2. Public Hearing: September 25, 2019
  3. Public Notice of Intent to Secretary of State, beginning the EURs formal public comment period: September 27, 2019
  4. Close of 90-day public comment period: 5:00 pm, October 7, 2019
  5. Close of 45-day public comment period for EURs and RSRs/EUR interface: 5:00 pm, November 12, 2019
  6. Hearing Officer’s Report - RSRs: July 23, 2020
  7. Hearing Officer’s Report - EURs: July 23, 2020
  8. DEEP notification to all interested parties of availability of final wording: July 23, 2020
  9. Final proposed regulations to Attorney General for Legal Sufficiency approval: August, 14, 2020, October 30, 2020, & December 28, 2020
  10. Legislative Regulation Review Committee (LRRC) holds meeting on regulatory amendments per CGS section 4-170: October 27, 2020, November 24, 2020, and January 26, 2021
  11. After approval of LRRC, regulations filed with Secretary of State per CGS section 4-172: February 8, 2021
  12. Publication of regulations on the Connecticut eRegulations System: February 16, 2021

Additional Information

Wave 2 discussion documents and the Risk-Based Decision Making Recommendations are on the Wave 2 Revision Concepts and History webpage.

Connecticut Remediation Standard Regulations

Content last updated February 26, 2021