Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website:
DEEP New Normal Information
Connecticut law prohibits vehicles of all kinds from unnecessary idling for more than 3 minutes. Reducing emissions from idling motor vehicle engines is one of the most important air quality issues in CT today. "No Idling" is the law!
Stage I, Stage II, and Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) systems allow for the control of gasoline vapor emissions resulting from gasoline delivery and vehicle refueling at gasoline dispensing facilities.
Open burning is the burning of any matter, where smoke and other emissions are released directly into the ambient air without passing through an adequate stack or flue. Open burning pollutes the air and can make it difficult for people with respiratory problems to breathe.
Wood burning provides an alternative source of energy; however, it can create nuisance odors and smoke. In burning this solid fuel, while one cannot avoid the production of wood smoke particles, there are steps that can help to reduce their impact.