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