Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
DEEP Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
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. Connecticut protects state groundwater by use of a groundwater classification system based on groundwater use. Numeric standards for groundwater cleanup are based on the state's drinking water regulations. Connecticut has additional groundwater standards beyond those of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and interim-status facilities. See the national section GROUNDWATER for more information.
The state has also adopted aquifer protection rules that limit the future development of lands within aquifers, and applies specific standards to existing facilities located within designated aquifer areas.
• Administration and enforcement. DEEP and DPH share ...