Connecticut Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency response commission: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-600 to 22a-611 and 22a-449(c)-104(a)(2)(H) Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

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Extremely hazardous substances: CGS 22a-608

Notice contents: CGS 22a-608(b)

Oil and chemical spills: CGS 22a-450 to 22a-454

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 22a-449(d)-1(j) RCSA

Significant environmental hazard: CGS 22a-6u

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut follows federal release notification requirements and has implemented its own system for reporting unpermitted releases of hazardous wastes, substances, and chemicals. The state requires regulated facilities to make reports to state and local authorities. See the state section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for additional emergency planning and response information.

Administration and enforcement. DEEP's SERC administers and enforces the state's emergency response rules in Connecticut. Some authority to administer the emergency planning rules is delegated to LEPCs.

State Requirements

OVERVIEW

Connecticut requires that a facility owner or operator immediately report the release of oil, hazardous substances, air contaminants, and abnormal losses or gains of levels in underground storage tanks. Any release that has been reported to the National Response Center in accordance with 40 CFR 302 must also be reported to DEEP by calling the 24-hour ...


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Connecticut Release Notification Resources

Type Title
Checklists CERCLA Release Reporting Checklist
Forms Spill/Release Report Form
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