Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Quality Branch Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse Land and Waters Resources Division and Water Planning and Management Division
DEEP Environmental Quality Branch Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Connecticut Department of Public Health (CDPH) Drinking Water Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Connecticut is authorized to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program for discharges of pollutants to navigable waters from point sources. The state also requires a permit for any discharge of water, substance, or material into state waters.
Public water suppliers are required to obtain permits and adhere to the general standards outlined under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
• Administration and enforcement. The Land and Waters Resources Division of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's (DEEP) Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse regulates activities in the state's inland wetlands and watercourses and ...