Connecticut Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Connecticut hazardous waste laws: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-114 to 22a-134q

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Connecticut water pollution control laws: CGS 22a-416 to 22a-527

Connecticut air pollution control laws: CGS 22a-170 to 22a-197

Connecticut environmental policy and protection laws: CGS 22a-1 to 22a-27p

Connecticut Wetlands and Watercourses Act, CGS 22a-28 to 22a-45d

Connecticut pesticide laws: CGS 22a-46 to 22a-66z

Connecticut noise laws: CGS 22a-67 to 22a-76

Connecticut solid waste management laws: CGS 22a-207 to 22a-256ee

Connecticut Solid Waste Management Services Act, CGS 22a-257 to 22a-285k

Connecticut Coastal Management Act, CGS 22a-90 to 22a-113c

Connecticut nuclear energy and radiation laws: CGS 22a-135 to 22a-165h

Connecticut Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act, CGS 22a-325 to 22a-329

Regulatory Agency

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Connecticut the counterpart to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). The DEEP is responsible for protecting Connecticut's land, water, and air from pollution.

Administration and enforcement. Connecticut has received authorization from the EPA to implement its own state air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, DEEP's rules must be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as the federal rules. To maintain federal authorization, the DEEP is required to adopt either EPA's latest environmental rules or more stringent state standards.

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