Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Engineering and Enforcement Division Hazardous Waste Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Connecticut regulations for identifying characteristic hazardous waste are the same as the federal regulations, with specific state requirements for scrap metals. The federal characteristic waste requirements are described in the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE.
Wastes may be classified as hazardous because of their characteristics or if they have been placed on hazardous waste lists by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). See the state sections HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) and LISTED WASTES for additional guidance.
Many wastes that have been determined not to be hazardous wastes may still be dangerous and have special handling requirements for disposal. Nonhazardous wastes are managed under Connecticut solid waste regulations. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
Although Connecticut has received EPA authorization to administer the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules, DEEP does not have authority to delist RCRA wastes under federal rules 40 CFR 260.22. The federal rules and procedures for delisting petitions are effective in Connecticut. EPA Region 1 administers delisting petitions in Connecticut. See the national section DELISTING PETITIONS