Connecticut Bioassays and Biomonitoring: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Biomonitoring: 22a-430-4 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

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Laboratory certification: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 19a-29a and 19a-36-A33 RCSA

Examination of samples: 19a-36-A59 RCSA

Proficiency testing: 19a-36-A61 RCSA

Sample naming and tracking: 19a-36-A58 RCSA

Laboratory director: 19a-36-A62 RCSA

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)

Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Division of Environmental Health Environmental Laboratory Certification Section

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. All National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitholders in Connecticut must comply with the state's effluent toxicity testing program. The state generally follows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) federal requirements under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for bioassay and monitoring requirements in NPDES permits.

Connecticut has also established requirements under the Environmental Laboratory Certification Program (ELCP) for the certification of laboratories involved in the testing of environmental samples, including for drinking water, wastewater, and soil and solid waste. In addition, reasonable confidence protocols (RCPs) have been established to ensure that analytical results are of a known and sufficient level of quality.

• Administration and enforcement. DEEP administers and enforces toxicity testing under the NPDES permit program in Connecticut. DPH's Environmental Laboratory Certification Section is responsible for ...

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