Connecticut Environmental Impact Statement: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Environmental Policy Act: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-1 to 22a-1h and 22a-1a-1 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) to 22a-1a-12 RCSA

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When is an environmental impact evaluation (EIE) required?: 22a-1a-3 RCSA

Scoping process: CGS 22a-1b

Content of an EIE: 22a-1a-7 RCSA

EIE filing: 22a-1a-7 RCSA and 22a-1a-8 RCSA

Review and record of decision (ROD): CGS 22a-1d and CGS 22a-1e

Environmental justice: CGS 22a-20a

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)

Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

Office of Policy and Management (OPM)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires all federal agencies to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for proposed major actions that significantly affect the environment. Major federal actions may include permits required by the project from federal agencies and federal financing of nonfederal projects. The EIS requirement is the core of NEPA because it includes the public in the federal agency decision-making process.

Connecticut's Environmental Policy Act (CEPA) is similar to NEPA. All state actions and activities funded by the state must undergo an environmental assessment. CEPA's purpose is to ensure that state agencies consider environmental factors when deciding whether to take an action that may significantly affect the environment. The process also provides opportunity for public review and comment.

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