Connecticut PCB Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut PCB Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-463 to 22a-469a

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Drinking water testing: 19-13-B102 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

Remediation standards: 22a-133k-1 RCSA to 22a-133k-3 RCSA

Release reporting: CGS 22a-450

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance PCB Program

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

Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) disposal and storage in Connecticut is regulated by the federal rules, which are described in the national section PCB MANAGEMENT. Connecticut has stricter requirements for PCB releases and remediation. Any quantity or concentration of PCBs must be reported to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) immediately. Public water systems must test for PCBs. See the state section DRINKING WATER for a summary of drinking water quality standards in Connecticut.

Both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Connecticut require that PCB waste be properly disposed. There are restrictions on what facilities may accept PCB waste. Arrangements for proper disposal should be made through a permitted PCB waste transporter. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for transporter permitting information.

Administration and enforcement. DEEP administers and enforces the federal and state PCB regulations in Connecticut. PCB cleanup levels are based on exposure ...


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