Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Protection 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 has regulations for the fugitive emissions of both particulate matter and VOCs. The state limits visible emissions and fugitive dust for particulates. For fugitive VOCs, the state has developed leak detection and repair regulations for synthetic organic chemical and polymer manufacturing equipment. DEP also regulates nuisance odors and noise. All other federal fugitive emissions rules apply in Connecticut.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Air Management is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air quality management regulations.
FUGITIVE PARTICULATE MATTER EMISSIONS
22a-174-18 (c)(1) RCSA and 22a-174-18 (c)(3) RCSA
Connecticut prohibits emissions into the ambient air of any particulate matter that may become a nuisance. In addition, reasonable precautions must be taken by any of the following to prevent particulate matter from becoming airborne:
- Buildings and appurtenances
- Materials handling, transportation, and storage operations
- Road use, construction, alteration, repair, or demolition
Reasonable precautions ...