Connecticut Wetlands regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Wetlands: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Dredge and fill permits: 33 CFR 323

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Tidal wetlands: Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) 22a-30-1 to 22a-30-17 RCSA

Permit applications: 22a-30-6 RCSA

General review: 22a-30-10 RCSA

Certificates of permission: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-363b

Inland wetlands: CGS 22a-36 to CGS 22a-45 and 22a-39-1 RCSA to 22a-39-15 RCSA

Public hearings: CGS 22a-42a(c)(1)

Soil and water conservation: 22a-39-5.7.a RCSA and 22a-39-5.7.b RCSA

Adjoining municipalities: 22a-39-5.7.c RCSA

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Guidance Document
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