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