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State Resources

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Connecticut closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Connecticut specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DEEP air program page

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association CT specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Electronic Waste – Information regarding the recycling of electronics

Enforcement – DEEP Enforcement page

Hazardous Waste – DEEP hazardous waste program page

Hazardous Waste Inspections – DEEP Hazardous Waste Inspection & Enforcement Process page

Mercury Containing Products – Outlines the program designed to eliminate non-essential uses of mercury in products to reduce mercury in the environment

Paint Stewardship Information - Paint recycling law and information for retailers.

Permitting – DEEP forms and factsheets for permitting

Small Business Assistance Program – CT small business assistance with environmental compliance

Storage Tanks – CT requirements USTs

Universal Waste – DEEP universal waste fact sheet

Water Programs – DEEP water program pages

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Climate Change – Review of climate change and associated data in CT

Pollution Prevention – DEEP guidelines to reduce pollution

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – DEEP waste reduction and reuse program page

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.