News Releases - 2022

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  • 7/7/2022 DEEP Launches Updated Statewide Energy Efficiency Plan Focused on Decarbonization, Equity, and Affordability

    (HARTFORD)—The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced its final approval of the 2022-2024 Conservation and Load Management Plan with modifications to transform the way Connecticut invests in energy efficiency while focusing on the following areas: equity, decarbonization, and affordability.

  • 7/6/2022 DEEP Releases Request For Information For Broadband Infrastructure Grant Programs

    (HARTFORD) – The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released today a Request for Information (RFI) to gather important market information and input from providers, municipalities, community groups, and members of the public, ahead of the anticipated broadband infrastructure deployment programs. This marks a critical step toward implementing Governor Lamont’s vision for universal and equitable broadband access in the state, and interested stakeholders are encouraged to read the RFI (linked below) and provide their input.

  • 7/1/2022 DEEP Reminds Visitors to State Parks this Weekend to Plan Ahead, Arrive Early, and Have a Back-up Plan

    (HARTFORD)—Ahead of the July 4th Weekend, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Connecticut State Police, and municipal leaders remind visitors to state parks and boat launches to plan ahead, arrive early, and have a back-up plan in mind in case the location of your choice is full and closed to new visitors upon arrival.

  • 6/30/2022 DEEP Announces Operation Dry Water 2022

    (HARTFORD)—As boaters begin to prepare for the July 4th holiday weekend, law enforcement officers across Connecticut will be on heightened alert looking for those violating boating under the influence laws. Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon), in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, local law enforcement, and the U.S. Coast Guard, will be participating in the national Operation Dry Water heightened awareness and enforcement weekend from July 2 – 4, 2022.

  • 6/30/2022 DEEP Forecasts Elevated Levels of Ozone for Connecticut for Friday July 1

    (HARTFORD)—Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is expecting very warm weather on Friday, which will contribute to elevated ozone levels across much of Connecticut. These levels may approach or exceed Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG) levels for parts of Connecticut on July 1, 2022.

  • 6/29/2022 DEEP Announces Lifeguard Coverage For Fourth of July Weekend and the Summer Season

    (HARTFORD)— The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is pleased to announce that lifeguards will be on duty for Fourth of July weekend at eight of the most popular State Parks, and five to seven days a week through the majority of the summer at those parks.

  • 6/28/2022 Fourth-of-July Weekend Beach Visitors Asked to “Fish, Swim, and Play from 50 Yards Away” of Bird Nesting Areas

    (HARTFORD)- Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is asking the public to help protect birds that nest in coastal areas by staying at least 50 yards away from places where large concentrations of birds are gathered and avoiding areas that are roped off or marked with signs designating nesting locations.

  • 6/24/2022 DEEP Forecasts Elevated Levels of Ozone for Connecticut This Weekend

    (HARTFORD)—Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is expecting several days of very warm weather, which will contribute to elevated ozone levels across much of Connecticut. These levels may approach or exceed Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG) levels for parts of Connecticut on June 24, 2022 and June 25, 2022.

  • 6/23/2022 DEEP Launches ICAST Partnership to Deliver Weatherization Barrier Remediation Services to Connecticut Families

    (HARTFORD) – The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the selection of a Program Operator for the Statewide Weatherization Barrier Remediation Program, partnering with the nationally recognized non-profit International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (ICAST).

  • 6/22/2022 DEEP Announces Recipients of Second Annual Round of Grants for Aquatic Invasive Species Control on Lakes, Ponds and Rivers

    (HARTFORD)-The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the recipients of the second round of grant funding through the Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Program, with a total of $370,000 going to 15 projects to reduce impacts of aquatic invasive species on inland waters in Connecticut.

  • 6/17/2022 Last Call To Apply To Be a DEEP Lifeguard for the 2022 Season

    (HARTFORD)— There’s still time to apply to be a lifeguard with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) this summer, but the deadline to apply is rapidly approaching on June 20th!

  • 6/17/2022 DEEP Announces Members and First Meeting of Connecticut Environmental Justice Advisory Council

    (HARTFORD) –The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is pleased to announce appointments to the Connecticut Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Council (CEEJAC), a new advisory council formed to advise DEEP on current and historic environmental injustice, pollution reduction, energy equity, climate change mitigation and resiliency, health disparities, and racial inequity.

  • 6/9/2022 DEEP Re-imposes Alcohol Ban for Seven Recreation Areas

    (HARTFORD, CT) – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has re-imposed temporary alcohol bans for seven state recreation areas. These bans are in effect immediately and until September 5, at the following locations.

  • 6/3/2022 CT Greenways Council Holds 23rd Annual Greenway Awards and Kicks Off CT Trails Day Events

    (HARTFORD)- The Connecticut Greenways Council (CGC) held its 23rd Annual CT Greenway Awards this morning at the Poquonnock River Walkway in Groton. The event is traditionally held on the Friday before CT Trails Day, which occurs this weekend on June 4 and 5.

  • 6/2/2022 DEEP Announces Lifeguard Starting Pay Increased to $19/Hour

    (HARTFORD)—​The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is thrilled to announce that starting pay for lifeguards has increased to​$19/hr., up from $16/hr., with a salary range of $19-$21/hr.