Environmental covenants and use restrictions
We have the authority to approve requests to restrict the future use of a property using an enforceable agreement called an environmental covenant.
Land use restrictions may be used to ensure the cleanup remedy adequately protects human health and the environment when a contaminated site isn't cleaned up completely.
Statewide map of covenant/environmental use restriction sites (Zoom in to area of interest to see sites.)
Downloadable GIS data (Link to HM GIS Data page, scroll down to Covenants and institutional control sites.)
Guidance and policy
- Institutional controls implementation guidance (2012).
- Timing of environmental covenants and notices of environmental use restrictions policy (2011).
- Selecting and drafting environmental use restrictions for environmental covenants and notices of environmental use restriction guidance document (2015).