Connecticut Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) notification: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-600 to 22a-611

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Public water suppliers: 25-32d-3 RCSA

Publicly owned treatment works (POTWs): 22a-430-3 RCSA

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut follows the federal emergency planning and response rules under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) in managing chemical information and notifications, with additional notification requirements. For additional information, refer to the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE.

The state follows the federal emergency preparedness and response rules for hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). For more information, see the national sections GENERATORS and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES.

In Connecticut, the discharge of oil or petroleum, chemical liquids, or solid, liquid, or gaseous products, or hazardous wastes that pose a potential threat to human health or the environment must immediately be reported to the DEEP. See the state section OIL SPILLS for more information.

Connecticut follows federal release notification requirements and has implemented its own system for reporting unpermitted releases of hazardous wastes, substances, ...

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State Requirements

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