"..no segment of the population should, because of its racial or economic makeup, bear a disproportionate share of the risks and consequences of environmental pollution or be denied equal access to environmental benefits."
CTDEEP's Environmental Equity Policy, 1993
Environmental Justice Public Participation
Effective immediately, all Environmental Justice Plans shall be submitted for review by email to Edith Pestana of the Environmental Justice Program at firstname.lastname@example.org
CTDEEP Environmental Justice Public Participation Plan: Guidance on Remote Engagement for Public Information Meetings
Update: Approved October 2, 2020, Public Act 20-6 An Act Concerning Enhancements to State's Environmental Justice Law will supercede section 22a-20a of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) (formerly Public Act 08-94, effective January 1, 2009).
This new public act along with the Department’s existing Environmental Justice Policy, requires applicants seeking a permit for a new or expanded "applicable facility" that is proposed to be located in an "environmental justice community," to file an Environmental Justice Public Participation Plan with and receive approval from the Department prior to filing any application for such permit. Refer to the following documents for the definitions of "applicable facility" and "environmental justice community" and guidance to comply with Public Act 20-6 and the Environmental Justice Policy.
Environmental Justice Communities
Environmental Justice Public Participation Fact Sheet (PDF)
Environmental Justice Public Participation Plan ( Word Version , PDF Version )
The Environmental Justice Public Participation Guidelines (PDF)
Permit Checklist (PDF)
Permit Process Flowchart (PDF)
Content Updated October 2020