Connecticut Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs) exempt from federal rules:

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Applicability: 22a-449(d)-1 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

Exemptions: 22a-449(d)-1(c) RCSA

Notification: 22a-449(d)-1(d) RCSA

Construction, design, and installation: 22a-449(d)-1(e) RCSA and 22a-449(d)-1(i) RCSA

Life expectancy determination: 22a-449(d)-1(h)(1) RCSA

Life expectancy extension: 22a-449(d)-1(h)(2)(D) RCSA

Release reporting: 22a-449(d)-1(j) RCSA

Transfer of ownership: 22a-449(d)-1(f) RCSA

Recordkeeping: 22a-449(d)-1(g) RCSA

Penalties: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-6b(1) and CGS 22a-438

Closure: 22a-449(d)-1(k) RCSA and 22a-449(d)-107(f) RCSA

USTs subject to federal rules:

Applicability: 22a-449(d)-101 to 22a-449(d)-113 RCSA

Notification: 22a-449(d)-102(b) RCSA

Fees: CGS 22a-449(e)

Life expectancy determination: 22a-449(d)-111 RCSA

Secondary containment: 22a-449(d)-102 RCSA

Leak detection: 22a-449(d)-104 RCSA

Transfer of ownership: 22a-449(d)-112 RCSA and 22a-449(d)-113 RCSA

Financial responsibility: 22a-449(d)-109 RCSA

Operator training: 22a-449(d)-108 RCSA

Regulatory Agencies

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

Department of Public Safety Division of Fire, Emergency, and Building Services Office of State Fire Marshal

Local fire marshal's office

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut's underground storage tank (UST) program has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval and incorporates ...

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