Connecticut Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plan rules: 22a-449(c)-104(a)(1) Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) and 22a-449(c)-105(a)(1) RCSA (interim status)

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Large quantity generator (LQG) contingency plan rules: 22a-449(c)-102(a)(1) RCSA

Regulatory Agency

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Engineering and Enforcement Division Hazardous Waste Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut has adopted by reference the federal contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste TSDFs and LQGs. Because the state regulations do not incorporate by reference the most recent federal regulations, Connecticut retains a federal contingency plan requirement that was subsequently deleted when the federal rules were revised in 2006.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Engineering and Enforcement Division administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Connecticut.

State Requirements

NOTIFICATION BEFORE RESUMING OPERATIONS

Connecticut retains the provision, deleted in the federal regulation in 2006, that requires the facility owner or operator to notify DEP and other appropriate state and local authorities that the facility is in compliance with 40 CFR 264.56(h) (regarding cleaned emergency equipment and completed cleanup procedures) before resuming operations in the affected areas of the facility.


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