Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
DEEP Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
DEEP Bureau of Air Management
Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Connecticut's leak detection rules generally follow federal standards, with additional rules for leak detection provisions in water supply plans and water withdrawal conservation plans. State air rules require regular monitoring for fugitive emissions. Specific leak detection system standards vary depending on the type of unit or facility. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of federal leak detection requirements.
Connecticut's underground storage tank (UST) rules include the federal rules and several more stringent state requirements for USTs. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for more information.
The state has adopted federal hazardous waste regulations that cover leak detection in a variety of areas. All hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments must have a leak detection system as part of their design. See the state ...