Remediation: Competencies, responsibilities

The party responsible for remediation must:

  • work out the remediation project to be submitted to the authorities, proposing the optimal remediation approach and the definitive objectives of remediation.
  • undertake the requisite planning and permit steps (depending on the remediation case and the provisions contained in construction law).
  • complete the remediation and monitor it if necessary, produce documentation on it and report the successful termination of all measures.

The cantonal environmental authorities must:

  • assess the remediation measures proposed by the remediation project, establish the final remediation objectives, deadlines and any other documentation and conditions.
  • rule on cost sharing in the case of several polluters.
  • issue an opinion on the success of the implemented remediation measures and the remediation report after its completion.

Last modification 07.07.2021

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