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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.
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 ...