Contaminated sites Section

The section

  • harmonizes and assists the Cantons in enforcing the Contaminated Sites Ordinance (CSO);
  • enforces the Ordinance on the Charge for the Remediation of Polluted Sites in the area of subsidies;
  • evaluates CSRCO subsidy applications;
  • initiates and assists in research projects for the further development of technologies for contaminated site development;
  • enacts enforcement aids regarding the remediation of contaminated sites, in cooperation with the cantons and the private sector.



Christiane Wermeille

Christiane Wermeille
Position: head of section, deputy head of division
Responsibilities: planification and management, CSRCO subsidies, enforcement of the CSO
Tel.: +41 58 462 99 89

Reto Tietz
Position: deputy head of section
Responsibilities: CSRCO subsidies, remediation, controlling, VICOS, Polluted sites in karst areas
Tel.: +41 58 462 19 43

Rolf Kettler
Responsibilities: CSRCO subsidies, monitoring, analytical methods and concentration values
Tel.: +41 58 462 93 76

Thomas Lepke
Responsibilities: CSRCO subsidies, investigation, rehabilitation of shooting ranges
Tel.: +41 58 463 73 30

Christoph Reusser
Responsibilities: CSRCO subsidies, register of polluted sites, EIAs and sectoral plans, polluted sites and surface water
Tel.: +41 58 462 99 90

Monika Schwab-Wysser
Responsibilities: CSRCO subsidies, ChloroNet, assistance in enforcing the CSO
Tel.: +41 58 462 93 38

Last modification 04.04.2018

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Soil and Biotechnology Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Monbijoustrasse 40, 3003 Bern

Tel.: +41 58 462 93 49

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