Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Quality Branch Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Connecticut adopts by reference the federal lists of hazardous wastes. See the national section LISTED WASTES to review the federal listed wastes. In addition, Connecticut designates certain wastes as "Connecticut regulated wastes" (CRWs) and, although these wastes are not described in state statutes or regulations, Connecticut requires compliance by CRW management facilities and transporters with certain requirements. These wastes are a subset of the state's "special wastes" that are described in the state section SOLID WASTES.
• Administration and enforcement. The Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance in the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) administers and enforces the requirements identifying listed hazardous wastes and regulated wastes.
CONNECTICUT REGULATED WASTES
CRWs are wastes that are neither listed hazardous wastes nor characteristic hazardous wastes under the federal rules but must be managed, to some degree, as hazardous wastes in Connecticut. Even if a hazardous waste determination indicates that a waste is not hazardous but that the waste conforms to one of the waste categories listed in this ...