Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Office of Pollution Prevention
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In addition to federal requirements, Connecticut encourages the voluntary practice of pollution prevention (P2) with P2 information and awards.
• Administration and enforcement. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's (DEEP) Bureau of Central Services oversees the department's P2, source reduction, and recycling programs.
Connecticut defines "pollution prevention" as eliminating or reducing the amount and toxicity of potentially harmful substances at their sources prior to generation, treatment, off-site recycling, or disposal. Preventing or minimizing pollution is emphasized.
DEEP's P2 section of the Bureau of Central Services provides information for businesses, institutions, state and local government, and individuals and families about ways to prevent pollution and create a more sustainable environment.
The P2 section offers case studies on CT companies' successful P2 programs and sustainability initiatives.
GREENCIRCLE SUSTAINABILITY AWARD PROGRAM
DEEP established the GreenCircle Sustainability Award program to recognize businesses, institutions, individuals, and civic organizations that have participated in energy conservation, transportation, pollution prevention, or recycling-related activities or projects that ...