Connecticut Remediation Standard RegulationsConnecticut's Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs) specify the standards for the remediation of environmental pollution in soil and groundwater.
Remediation Standard Regulations, as amended February 16, 2021
Remediation Standard Regulations Fact Sheet
Please see Environmental Use Restrictions (“EUR”) for the revised EUR regulations.
With the 2021 adoption of the amendments to the RSRs and the EURs, Connecticut stands poised to accelerate the pace of the cleanup of pollution that threatens human health and the quality of our environment. The adoption of these regulations provides much needed flexibility and cost savings for property owners engaged in the remediation of polluted soil and groundwater while maintaining or increasing the degree of protectiveness of cleanup efforts in Connecticut. In general, all applications for an ELUR or Notice of An Activity and Use Limitation, and all verifications submitted after February 16, 2021 will be subject to the newly revised regulations.
The revised RSR FAQs provide context for the updates and answer frequently asked questions.
Red-line/[Blue-line] Version of the RSRs - contains deleted/moved language in bracketed blue text and added/moved language in underlined red text. This version of the Revised RSRs is unofficial and made available for the convenience of the reader.
RSRs with Indents - text of the RSRs with subsections and subparagraphs indented for readability. This version of the RSRs is unofficial and made available for the convenience of the reader.
Alternative Groundwater Protection Criteria Map in GIS format
Variances Under the RSRs
Transmittal of Documents - Instructions and forms for use in electronic and hardcopy submittals.
Remediation Standard Regulations Course (October 2020) - PowerPoint presentation developed for EPOC's RSR course
Trichloroethylene (TCE) Developmental Risks - joint guidance from DPH and DEEP (Feb 2015)
Content last updated October 1, 2021