Connecticut Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.369 to 52.387

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.307 and 22a-174-24 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

Air permits: 22a-174-3a RCSA, 22a-174-3b RCSA, 22a-174-3c RCSA, and 22a-174-33 RCSA

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): 40 CFR 61, 40 CFR 63, 22a-174-9 RCSA, and 22a-174-29 RCSA

New source performance standards (NSPS): 40 CFR 60 and 22a-174-9 RCSA

Risk management program: 40 CFR 68

Pollutant transport:

Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR): 22a-174-22c RCSA

Regulatory Agency

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Air Management

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. DEEP's Bureau of Air Management is responsible for administering and enforcing Connecticut's air pollution rules.

State Requirements



Connecticut's SIP was officially submitted to EPA in March 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, nonattainment areas, HAPs, and numerous other air-related programs.

In Connecticut, DEEP has established a SIP Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) to assist in the development of control strategies and ...

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