Connecticut Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Storage facility rules: 22a-449(c)-104(a)(1) Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) and 22a-449(c)-105(a)(1) RCSA (interim status)

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Storage facility permits: 22a-449(c)-110 RCSA

Storage facility fees: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-454(d), CGS 22a-454c(b), and CGS 22a-454b

On-site storage rules for generators: 22a-449(c)-102 RCSA

Large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs): 22a-449(c)-102 RCSA

LQGs: 22a-449(c)-102 RCSA

SQGs: 22a-449(c)-102 RCSA

Regulatory Agency

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Engineering and Enforcement Division

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 hazardous waste storage rules and added several stricter rules. The state's more stringent hazardous waste storage rules apply to containers, storage tanks, and generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site.

In addition, and unlike the federal rules, Connecticut requires owners and operators of hazardous waste storage facilities to pay fees.

See the following state sections CONTAINERS, HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS, TSDF PERMITS, and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for more information on requirements for owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs).

Administration and enforcement. DEEP's Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in Connecticut.

State Requirements


CGS 22a-454(d), CGS 22a-454c(b), and CGS 22a-454b

Owners and operators of containers, hazardous waste storage tanks, and surface impoundments at permitted or interim-status hazardous waste storage facilities in Connecticut are responsible for the following fees:

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