Connecticut Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Liability protection:

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Brownfield Remediation and Revitalization Program: Public Act (Pub. Act) No. 11-141 (2011)

Third-party liability protection: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-133ee

Covenant not to sue: CGS 22a-133aa to 22a-133cc

Abandoned Brownfields Cleanup Program: Pub. Act No. 09-235

Municipal Brownfield Liability Relief Program: Pub. Act No. 13-308

Environmental Land Use Restriction (ELUR): 22a-133q-1 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

Remediation programs:

Voluntary remediation programs: CGS 22a-133x and CGS 22a-133y

Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs): 22a-133k-2 RCSA and 22a-133k-3 RCSA

Environmental assistance programs:

Special Contaminated Property Remediation and Insurance Fund (SCPRIF): CGS 22a-133u

Urban Sites Remedial Action Program (USRAP): CGS 22a-133m

Dry-Cleaning Establishment Remediation Fund: CGS 12-263m

Regulatory Agencies

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse

Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development (OBRD)

Connecticut Brownfields Redevelopment Authority (CBRA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut has established state remediation programs and standards for the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields and other contaminated sites and funding opportunities to finance these cleanups and redevelopments. Voluntary Remediation Programs and the Property Transfer Program provide mechanisms for property owners to work with the Connecticut ...


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