Connecticut Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste disposal facility rules: 22a-449(c)-104 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) and 22a-449(c)-105 RCSA (interim status)

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Land disposal restrictions (LDRs): 22a-449(c)-108 RCSA

Underground injection prohibition: 22a-449(c)-108(b) RCSA

Regulatory Agency

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. Although the state has adopted the federal hazardous waste disposal rules, Connecticut's disposal capacity is severely limited because there are no hazardous waste landfills in the state. In addition, and in contrast to the federal rules, Connecticut prohibits the underground injection of hazardous waste.

Also in contrast to the federal requirements, Connecticut has disposal requirements for state-identified "regulated waste." See the state sections LISTED WASTES and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES to review the regulated waste requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DEEP's Engineering and Enforcement Division administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal requirements in Connecticut.

State Requirements


Connecticut's permit requirements for TSDFs include the federal standards plus the state's additional rules requiring a permit application fee, various waste management fees, and additional permit application procedures. See the state sections TSDF PERMITS and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for more information on these rules and ...

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