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Brownfields Reuse Initiative
Cleanup Standards and Guidance


The Department of Environmental Conservation recognizes that reuse of brownfield properties is a time and fact sensitive process.  Each project is managed in a way that considers the specific risk presented by the contaminants identified.  This provides brownfields developers with a flexible approach for meeting their redevelopment needs.  Utilization of containment technologies and institutional controls as means of achieving safe, practical and economical cleanups are supported as a cornerstone of this approach.

The following links are provided to standards and guidance utilized by the Department in the management of brownfield projects.

Vermont Groundwater Quality Standards

Vermont Surface Water Quality Standards

US EPA Regional Screening Levels

Vermont Hazardous Site Cleanup Procedures - coming soon












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