Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
Department of Construction Services Office of State Fire Marshal
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Hazardous substances is a broad classification that includes hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and certain hazardous chemical substances or mixtures. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.
The state follows the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for the storage and packaging of hazardous materials during transportation. See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for a review of these standards.
Connecticut generally follows the federal rules for hazardous waste storage (22a-449(c)-104 RCSA). For guidance on hazardous waste storage, see the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE.
The state regulates aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) under the state fire code, which has adopted NFPA Code 30 and Code 30A that cover AST storage of flammable and combustible liquids. The Connecticut Water Pollution Control Act requires terminals to obtain an operating license from DEEP and prepare the federal spill prevention plan. See the state section ABOVEGROUND ...