Connecticut Universal Wastes regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rules: 22a-449(c)-113 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

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Notification: 22a-449(c)-113(a)(1) RCSA

Thermostats: 22a-449(c)-113(a)(2)(F) RCSA and 22a-449(c)-113(a)(2)(Q) RCSA

Mercury-containing equipment: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-209i(b)

Rules for nonhazardous mercury-containing lamps: 22a-449(c)-113(a)(2)(C) RCSA, 22a-449(c)-113(a)(2)(G) RCSA, 22a-449(c)-113(a)(2)(H) RCSA, 22a-449(c)-113(a)(2)(R) RCSA, 22a-449(c)-113(a)(2)(S) RCSA, and 22a-209-17 RCSA

Management of electronic products:

Definitions: 22a-449(c)-113(a)(2) RCSA, 22a-449(c)-113(b)(3) RCSA, and 22a-449(c)-113(b)(4) RCSA

Management by small quantity handlers of universal waste (SQHUW) and large quantity handlers of universal waste (LQHUW): 22a-449(c)-113(c) RCSA and 22a-449(c)-113(d) RCSA

Standards for conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs): 22a-449(c)-101(a)(2)(S) RCSA and 22a-449(c)-101(a)(2)(U) RCSA

Regulatory Agency

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 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 regulations pertaining to the management of universal wastes, although only those federal regulations adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as of July 1, 2000. Consequently, the state has not yet adopted the 2005 federal universal waste regulations for the management of mercury-containing equipment (MCE) or any other universal waste regulations adopted by EPA subsequent to 2000. However, the state ...

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