Connecticut RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut RCRA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste law and rules: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-114 to CGS 22a-134oo and regulations at 22a-449(c) Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste law and rules: CGS 22a-207 to CGS 22a-285k and regulations at 22a-209-1 to 22a-209-17 RCSA, 22a-228-1 RCSA, and 22a-231-1 RCSA to 22a-255b-3 RSCA

Underground storage tank (UST) law and rules: Connecticut Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund, CGS 22a-449a to 22a-449h and regulations at 22a-449(d) RCSA and 22a-449(e) RCSA

Regulatory Agencies

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

DEP Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division Storage Tank Enforcement

Department of Public Safety Division of Fire, Emergency, and Building Services Office of State Fire Marshal

Local fire marshal offices

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 waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and USTs. Connecticut has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows DEP to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.

To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, a state's waste management rules must be, at the time of ...


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Connecticut RCRA Resources

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Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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