Connecticut Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan) regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan): What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Clean Water Act (CWA): 33 USC 1251 to 1387

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Oil pollution prevention regulations: 40 CFR 112

Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA): 33 USC 2701 to 2761

Underground storage tank (UST) systems: 22a-449(d)-102 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

Used oil: 22a-449(c)-119 RCSA

Floating booms: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-457a

Regulatory Agencies

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut does not have standards beyond the federal requirements for spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plans. Wastewater treatment facilities are required to develop an operation and maintenance manual that includes details on spill prevention and control systems. In addition, there are underground storage tank (UST), used oil storage, and floating boom regulations in Connecticut that include spill prevention standards. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for more information on the federal SPCC requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DEEP's Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division and EPA share responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the SPCC plan requirements in Connecticut.

State Requirements


22a-449(d)-102 RCSA

Connecticut requires that UST systems be designed and operated properly with appropriate spill and overfill prevention equipment. Owners and ...

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