Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Quality Branch Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DOAg)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
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. Connecticut is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for state NPDES permits, general permits, state pretreatment, and federal facility wastewater discharges from a point source. Connecticut adopts the federal definition of "point source," which includes discharges from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and generally follows federal permit rules. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has additional requirements for NPDES permit application content for CAFOs and CAFO permit fees. The state also issues permits for certain intensive poultry operations.
• Administration and enforcement. DEEP's Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse is responsible for the administration ...