Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse Land and Water Resources Division (LWRD)
Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DOA)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) New England District
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Connecticut has developed inland and tidal wetlands regulations in conjunction with the federal wetlands regulations under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Connecticut also regulates intermittent or irregularly occurring watercourses as well as buffer areas adjoining wetlands. See the national section WETLANDS for additional guidance.
The state requires permits before engaging in any activity taking place in tidal wetlands. Local cities and towns require permits for activities affecting inland wetlands.
Other state regulatory programs that affect wetlands areas may require permits or certification.
• Administration and enforcement. The Land and Water Resources Division (LWRD) of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's (DEEP) Bureau of Water Protection and Land ...