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Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Quality Branch Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division Hazardous Waste Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Connecticut has adopted most of the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, with some additions that make some classification rules more stringent. The state’s stricter classifications affect the recycling and speculative accumulation rules. In addition, because Connecticut has not adopted all the waste and hazardous waste exclusions that are available under the federal rules, the state’s waste determination rules are stricter than their federal counterparts. For example, because the state regulations do not incorporate by reference the most recent federal regulations, federal exemptions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste, such as the conditional exemptions for cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) and for recycling of certain hazardous secondary materials, are not in effect in Connecticut.