Connecticut Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management rules: 22a-449(c)-104(a)(1) Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA), 22a-449(c)-104(e) RCSA and 22a-449(c)-105(a)(1) RCSA, 22a-449(c)-105(b) RCSA, and 22a-449(c)-105(g) RCSA (interim status)

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Empty container rules: 22a-449(c)-101(a)(1) RCSA

Labeling containers: 22a-449(c)-104(e) RCSA, 22a-449(c)-105(g) RCSA, and 22a-449(c)-102(a)(2)(J) RCSA

Secondary containment for containers: 22a-449(c)-105(b) RCSA, 22a-449(c)-102(a)(2)(E) RCSA, and 22a-449(c)-102(c) RCSA

Regulatory Agency

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Waste 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. Connecticut has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste containers, including the empty container standards, and has additional state labeling and secondary containment requirements for generators storing hazardous waste in containers on-site and owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers for hazardous waste management.

In addition, owners and operators of TSDFs must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. There are no equivalent federal fees. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for guidance.

See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for information on the generator requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division administers and enforces the container requirements ...

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