Connecticut Emergency Planning and Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) notification: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-600 to 22a-611

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Fire marshal notification: CGS 29-307a

Penalties: CGS 29-307a

Health director reports: CGS 25-39d

Public water suppliers: 25-32d-3 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

Publicly owned treatment works (POTWs): 22a-430-3 RCSA

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)

Local fire departments

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut follows the federal emergency planning and response rules under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) in managing chemical information and notifications, with additional notification requirements. For additional information, refer to the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE.

Manufacturers that sell certain chemicals must report to local health directors upon request. Connecticut requires certain manufacturing facilities to notify the local fire department within 30 days of receiving any hazardous material on-site. This information is only available to emergency workers, and the fire marshal is prohibited from disclosing it to the public.

The state follows the federal emergency preparedness and response rules for hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). For more information, see the national sections HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATORS and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES.

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