Environmental Justice Affecting Facilities

Facilities that are subject to certain environmental justice actions are known as "affecting facilities".  Affecting facilities are defined in section 22a-20a of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) as any facility that falls under at least one of the following categories:

(A) electric generating facility with a capacity of more than 10 megawatts;

(B) sludge or solid waste incinerator or combustor;

(C) sewage treatment plant with a capacity of more than 50 million gallons per day;

(D) intermediate processing center, volume reduction facility or multitown recycling facility with a combined monthly volume in excess of 25 tons;

(E) new or expanded landfill, including, but not limited to, a landfill that contains ash, construction and demolition debris or solid waste;

(F) medical waste incinerator; or

(G) major source of air pollution, as defined by the federal Clean Air Act

Section 22a-20a CGS states that for any application for an affecting facility that constitutes a new or expanded permit, and that is located/proposed to be located in an EJ community, the applicant shall enter into a community environmental benefit agreement with the municipality if there are five or more affecting facilities in such municipality at the time the application is filed.

EJ affecting facilities mapThe following map displays the affecting facilities in environmental justice communities and towns that contain EJ communities as census block groups. 


Content Updated October, 2021