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Connecticut Wetlands: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Dredge and fill permits: 33 CFR 323

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Tidal wetlands: 22a-30-1 to 22a-30-17 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

Permit applications: 22a-30-6 RCSA

General review: 22a-30-10 RCSA

Certificates of permission: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-363b

Inland wetlands: 22a-39-1 to 22a-39-15 RCSA

Public hearings: 22a-39-5.6.e RCSA

Soil and water conservation: 22a-39-5.7.a RCSA

Adjoining municipalities: 22a-39-5.7.c RCSA

Stream channels: CGS 22a-342 to 22a-349a

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse

DEEP Office of Long Island Sound Programs (OLISP)

Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DOAg)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) New England District Office

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 developed inland and tidal wetlands regulations in conjunction with the federal wetlands regulations under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Connecticut also regulates intermittent or irregularly occurring watercourses as well as buffer areas adjoining wetlands. See the national section WETLANDS for additional guidance.

The state requires permits before engaging in any activity taking place in tidal wetlands. Local cities and towns require permits for activities affecting inland wetlands.

Other state regulatory programs that affect wetlands areas may require permits or certification.

Administration and enforcement. DEEP's OLISP is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's tidal wetlands ...


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