Connecticut Ag Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Ag Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Water pollution control: 22a-430-1 to 22a-430-8 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit applications: 22a-430-4 RCSA

Application and annual fees: 22a-430-6 RCSA and 22a-430-7 RCSA

Poultry operations: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22-326f

Farm assistance: CGS 22-6c and CGS 22a-354m

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Quality Branch Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse

Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DOAg)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

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 is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for state NPDES permits, general permits, state pretreatment, and federal facility wastewater discharges from a point source. Connecticut adopts the federal definition of "point source," which includes discharges from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and generally follows federal permit rules. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has additional requirements for NPDES permit application content for CAFOs and CAFO permit fees. The state also issues permits for certain intensive poultry operations.

• Administration and enforcement. DEEP's Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse is responsible for the administration ...


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