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Air Compliance Assurance Enforcement

Stage I Annual Testing - Frequently Asked Questions

Published May 21, 2020


Waiver of Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Regulations

On April 30, 2020 the Commissioners of DEEP and DCP issued an update to the joint Waiver of Reid Vapor Pressure.

Published April 30, 2020

On March 27, 2020, the Commissioners of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Department of Consumer Protection issued a joint waiver pertaining to the regulatory requirements of Reid Vapor Pressure.

Please view Waiver of Reid Vapor Pressure for additional details.

Published March 28, 2020

 Administrative enforcement actions are part of a compliance assurance program that provides certainty to the regulated community and public at large that the regulations of Connecticut state agencies will be enforced. Available enforcement tools include Informal and Formal Enforcement.

Types of Enforcement Actions

Informal Enforcement (Notice of Violation)

The purpose of the Notice of Violation is to inform the owner or operator of a source of air emissions that personnel at DEEP have made observations, or otherwise obtained information, indicating that a violation of law has occurred at a given location.

The alleged violator should submit, in writing, the details of the corrective action(s). Depending on the severity or the frequency of the violation, DEEP may initiate formal enforcement actions.

Formal Enforcement

Formal enforcement actions include consent orders, unilateral orders, and final dispositions of civil cases through the Attorney General's Office or criminal cases through the Chief State's Attorney.

Enforcement Case Summaries

Air related enforcement case summaries provide a brief description of violations or alleged violations and a summary of compliance steps included in the enforcement action. The action may also include payment of civil penalties and/or supplemental environmental projects.

Visit DEEP's Enforcement and Enforcement Policies webpages for additional information.


 

Content Last Updated: May 21, 2020