Connecticut Hazardous Waste - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Hazardous Waste - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste law and rules: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-114 to 22a-134o and regulations at 22a-449(c)-100 Regulation of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) to 22a-449(c)-106 RCSA, 22a-449(c)-108 RCSA, 22a-449(c)-110 RCSA, 22a-449(c)-113 RCSA, and 22a-449(c)-119 RCSA

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Generator and TSDF fees: CGS 22a-454, CGS 22a-454a, CGS 22a-454b, and CGS 22a-454c

Universal waste rules: 22a-449(c)-113 RCSA

Used oil management rules: 22a-449(c)-119 RCSA

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division Hazardous Waste Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut's hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and stricter state requirements. The state's more stringent rules apply to hazardous waste generators, transporters, and owners and operators of TSDFs.

Note: After a several-years-long process of revising the state hazardous waste regulations, DEP issued revised hazardous waste regulations, effective October 31, 2001. In general, the regulations incorporate by reference the federal rules in 40 CFR Parts 260 to 279. The new state rules incorporate the federal requirements, revised as of July 1, 2000. DEP has modified many of the federal requirements and added requirements that make the state's rules more stringent than their federal counterparts.

Administration and enforcement. Connecticut has received RCRA ...

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