Connecticut Wastewater Variances regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Wastewater Variances: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Water discharge permits: 22a-430-4(q) Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

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General conditions applicable to discharge permits: 22a-430-3 RCSA

Procedures and criteria for issuing water discharge permits: 22a-430-4 RCSA

Definition of variance: 22a-430-4 RCSA

When is a variance granted?: 22a-430-4(q)(1)(G)(i) to (iv) RCSA, 22a-430-4(q)(1)(F) RCSA, 22a-430-4(q)(2)(B)(i) RCSA, and 22a-430-4(q)(2)(B)(ii) RCSA

Permit renewal variances: 22a-430-4(q)(1)(C) RCSA

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) variance conditions: 22a-430-4(q)(1)(E) RCSA

Types of variances: 22a-430-4(q)(2)(A)(i) RCSA, 22a-430-4(q)(2)(A)(ii) RCSA, and 22a-430-4(q)(2)(C) RCSA

How to request a variance: 22a-430-4(q)(1)(A) RCSA

Variance prohibitions: 22a-430-4(q)(1)(B) RCSA

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Water Permitting and Enforcement Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut has been given authority to allow for variances from effluent limitations that are similar to the federal regulations. Requests must be made to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). See the national section WASTEWATER VARIANCES for a discussion of the federal variance rules.

Administration and enforcement. DEEP's Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's wastewater variance requirements.

State Requirements

DEFINITION OF VARIANCE

22a-430-4 RCSA

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