Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Engineering and Enforcement Division Hazardous Waste Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an exclusion (delisting) procedure allowing persons to demonstrate that a listed waste from a particular generating facility should not be regulated as a hazardous waste. Connecticut has adopted by reference the federal delisting rules. All delisting petitions must be filed with EPA Region 1.The EPA encourages people to contact the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) before filing a petition with EPA Region 1. For further information, see the national section DELISTING PETITIONS.
Connecticut has adopted the federal list of hazardous wastes and has also identified regulated wastes that are subject to specific waste management regulations. See the state section LISTED WASTES to review these regulated listed wastes.
If a waste cannot be identified in one of the federal hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. DEEP has adopted the federal rules for identifying characteristic wastes, with specific state requirements for scrap metals. See the state section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE for additional ...