Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse Remediation Division State Superfund 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 has established its own Superfund for the cleaning of hazardous waste disposal sites in the state. The state Superfund is modeled after the federal Superfund.
The state Superfund rules are separate from and additional to the federal Superfund rules and procedures.
• Administration and enforcement. DEEP's State Superfund Program administers and enforces the state Superfund rules in Connecticut. DEEP's Federal Superfund Program performs some site-level management for federal Superfund sites, but the EPA administers and enforces the federal Superfund rules.
For those sites in Connecticut that DEEP determines do not fit into the federal Superfund law, DEEP may pursue remedial action at the site under the state Superfund. DEEP is then authorized to seek reimbursement for such remedial action from any and all responsible parties that caused the contamination.
The costs of remedial actions can be paid for from the state Superfund provided DEEP determines that the threat to the environment and public health from ...