Connecticut Financial Responsibility: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Underground Storage Tank (UST) Petroleum Cleanup Program: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-449(c)
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Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
DEEP Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Pesticide Management Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Connecticut generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs) and is phasing out the UST Petroleum Cleanup Program as a financial assurance mechanism. See the national section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a review of the federal financial responsibility rules. Connecticut has additional requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); hazardous waste transporters; electronics recyclers; solid waste disposal areas; and commercial aircraft pesticide applicators.
• Administration and enforcement. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) administers and enforces the financial responsibility requirements for hazardous waste transporters, pesticide applicators, TSDFs, and USTs in Connecticut.