Governing Law and Regulations
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.
DEFINITION OF VARIANCE
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 ...