DEEP to Temporarily Close Offices to Public
Following the Executive Orders issued by Governor Lamont and the guidelines set forth by the CDC to establish social distancing and limit non-essential contact, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will temporarily close its office locations, including its headquarters at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, effective March 17, 2020 to public visitors as a precautionary measure to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus.
No visitors will be allowed to enter agency buildings unless they are on an approved visitors list. Visitors on this list must be limited to individuals whose physical attendance is necessary and must be signed off by agency head or designee. The list will be maintained by Statewide Security and reviewed by Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Facilities Management.
The majority of DEEP staff have transitioned to telework, and the Department is working to maintain continuous operation of its programs and functions to the greatest extent possible during this public health emergency. During this time, members of the public are encouraged to use DEEP’s online services as much as possible. Services that were previously available to in-person visitors at 79 Elm Street may be accessible online, including:
- Select documents including Hazardous Waste Manifests are now electronically accessible on the DEEP Document Online Search Portal: https://filings.deep.ct.gov/DEEPDocumentSearchPortal/
- Hunting and fishing licenses/permits can be purchased at https://ct.aspirafocus.com/internetsales or at certain retail locations listed at https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Hunting/CT-Hunting-and-Trapping or https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Fishing/CT-Fishing
- If you are looking to submit or pay for Boating and Fishing Permits and Registrations, Radiation Registrations (DTX and RMI), Stormwater Registrations (Construction, Industrial and No Exposure) or Underground Storage Tank Notifications please visit our ezFile website: https://filings.deep.ct.gov/deepportal/account/logindetails
Access to DEEP’s records center at 79 Elm Street, Hartford is not available to the public, but certain records may be available for retrieval depending on staff availability. Requests for records should be sent to DEEP.RecordsCenter@ct.gov.
Outdoor areas at state parks and forests currently remain open. Visitors to those areas are encouraged to use social distancing to safely enjoy outdoor recreation activities.
Please visit DEEP’s website at www.ct.gov/DEEP for the latest updates on DEEP’s programs and services.