Connecticut Pollution Prevention regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, 42 USC 13101 to 13109

Regulatory Agencies
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Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Office of Pollution Prevention

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In addition to federal requirements, Connecticut encourages the voluntary practice of pollution prevention (P2) with P2 information and awards.

Administration and enforcement. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's (DEEP) Bureau of Central Services oversees the department's P2, source reduction, and recycling programs.

State Requirements

OVERVIEW

Connecticut defines "pollution prevention" as eliminating or reducing the amount and toxicity of potentially harmful substances at their sources prior to generation, treatment, off-site recycling, or disposal. Preventing or minimizing pollution is emphasized.

DEEP's P2 section of the Bureau of Central Services provides information for businesses, institutions, state and local government, and individuals and families about ways to prevent pollution and create a more sustainable environment.

The P2 section offers case studies on CT companies' successful P2 programs and sustainability initiatives.

Additional Guidance

GREENCIRCLE SUSTAINABILITY AWARD PROGRAM

DEEP established the GreenCircle Sustainability Award program to recognize businesses, institutions, individuals, and civic organizations that have participated in energy conservation, transportation, pollution prevention, or recycling-related activities or projects that ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Additional Guidance