Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Air Management
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Connecticut's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.
• Administration and enforcement. DEEP's Bureau of Air Management is responsible for administering and enforcing Connecticut's air pollution rules.
CONNECTICUT'S AIR PROGRAM
Connecticut's SIP was officially submitted to EPA in March 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, nonattainment areas, HAPs, and numerous other air-related programs.
In Connecticut, DEEP has established a SIP Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) to assist in the development of control strategies and ...