DEEP: Site Clean-up Info for General Public/Homeowners

Information for General Public / Home Owners

Understanding Chemicals & Pollution

Home Heating Fuel Tanks

What's in My Town?

  • Contaminated or Potentially Contaminated Sites in Connecticut - This list represents the "Hazardous Waste Facilities" as defined in Section 22a-134f of the Connecticut General Statutes.
  • List of Significant Environmental Hazard Notifications - Property owners are required to submit information on certain types of environmental conditions to DEEP when such conditions are encountered during an environmental site investigation or remediation of a property. DEEP refers to the reporting of these conditions as "reporting of significant environmental hazards" or "hazard notifications."
  • State Superfund Sites
  • Permitted Solid Waste Landfills
  • National Priority List (NPL) Sites in Connecticut (link to EPA) The NPL is the list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States and its territories. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the EPA in determining which sites warrant further investigation. 
  • SEMS (formerly CERCLIS) Database (link to EPA) The SEMS Database is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) that contains information on hazardous waste sites, potentially hazardous waste sites and remedial activities across the nation. The database includes sites that are on the NPL or being considered for the NPL.
  • Enviromapper (link to EPA) Mapped information about environmental concerns.

Remediation / Site Clean-Up Programs

Other Related Info

  • Covenant Not to Sue - A covenant not to sue is an assurance that once a site is cleaned up to current standards, the Commissioner will not require any additional cleanup in the future. A covenant not to sue is a tool that allows redevelopment of contaminated properties without the risk of liability for historical contamination.
  • Environmental Land Use Restrictions - An ELUR is a binding agreement between a property owner and the Commissioner that is recorded on the municipal land records. The purpose of an ELUR is to minimize the risk of human exposure to pollutants and hazards to the environment by preventing specific uses or activities at a property or a portion of a property.
 
For additional information or assistance, please contact staff in the Remediation Division.
 

Content Last Updated May 12, 2017