Connecticut Wastewater Variances: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Water discharge permits: 22a-430-4(q) Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

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General conditions applicable to discharge permits: 22a-430-3 RCSA

Procedures and criteria for issuing water discharge permits: 22a-430-4 RCSA

Definition of variance: 22a-430-4 RCSA

When is a variance granted?: 22a-430-4(q)(1)(G)(i) to (iv) RCSA, 22a-430-4(q)(1)(F) RCSA, and 22a-430-4(q)(2)(B)(i) to (ii) RCSA

Permit renewal variances: 22a-430-4(q)(1)(C) RCSA

DEP variance conditions: 22a-430-4(q)(1)(E) RCSA

Types of variances: 22a-430-4(q)(2)(A)(i) and (ii) RCSA and 22a-430-4(q)(2)(C) RCSA

How to request a variance: 22a-430-4(q)(1)(A)(i) to (iii) RCSA

Variance prohibitions: 22a-430-4(q)(1)(B) RCSA

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Water Management

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 has been given authority to allow for variances from effluent limitations that are similar to the federal regulations. Requests must be made to DEP. See the national section WASTEWATER VARIANCES for a discussion of the federal variance rules.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Water Management is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's wastewater variance requirements.

State Requirements


22a-430-4 RCSA

As it relates to wastewater discharge permits, the state defines a "variance" as any mechanism or provision that allows modification or waiver of a generally applicable requirement under 22a-430-4 RCSA, the water ...

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