Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities
An Environmental Permitting Fact Sheet
This permit program, administered by the Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance’s Engineering and Enforcement Division, regulates facilities which manage through treatment, storage or disposal, hazardous waste as identified pursuant to the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA hazardous wastes are the wastes identified in Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 261 and regulated in Connecticut pursuant to Sections 22a-449(c)-100 through 110 and Section 22a-449(c)-11 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA). The following information relates to owners or operators of a new facility applying for a RCRA hazardous waste permit.
Section 22a-449(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS)
Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (42 USC 6901 et seq.)
Sections 22a-449(c)-100 through 110 and 22a-449(c)-11 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)
Who Must Apply
Owners and operators of all facilities which intend to manage RCRA hazardous waste, except as specifically provided otherwise in Title 40 CFR Parts 261 and 264.1(f) and (g)
Permit Application for Hazardous Waste Facility (DEP-WEED-APP-600) including supporting documentation; Permit Application Transmittal Form (DEP-APP-001); Applicant Compliance Information (DEP-APP-002); RCRA Part A Permit Application, EPA Form 8700-23 (Rev. 11/30/93). See also Title 40 CFR Part 270.13 "Contents of the Part A of the Permit Application"; and RCRA Part B Permit Application. See Title 40 CFR Parts 270 and 124 - "Permit Requirements for Hazardous Waste Management Facilities" and Title 40 CFR Parts 264, 265, 266 and 267 - "Standards for Hazardous Waste Management Facilities".
Note: For a RCRA Hazardous Waste Facility that also intends to engage in the business of collecting, storing, treating or disposing of waste oil, petroleum, chemical liquids or Non-RCRA hazardous wastes, the applicant must complete a CGS Section 22a-454 Waste Facility Permit Application (DEP-WEED-APP-300).
Application fees for a new permit or a permit renewal are as follows:
Hazardous Waste Storage or Treatment - $21,250.00
Hazardous Waste Landfill or Incinerator - $45,250.00
Each hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal facility is required by CGS Section 22a-454a to pay an additional fee of $4,000.00 at the time it submits a Closure Plan to DEEP.
Review and Processing
Upon receipt of the application package, application fee and a certified copy of the Notice of Application, a preliminary review of the application is conducted for sufficiency and general consistency with applicable standards and criteria. A detailed technical review is then conducted to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and to ensure that the Part "B" information submitted by the applicant adequately identifies waste management operations, sound data development, record keeping practices, personnel training requirements, and overall facility design and operations. Upon completion of this technical review, a tentative determination to grant or deny the permit application will be made by the Commissioner. A Notice of Tentative Determination will be published in a newspaper having substantial circulation in the affected area and public comments will be solicited on the tentative determination. In some cases, a public hearing may be held. After completion of the technical review and consideration of any public comments, and subsequent to the close of any hearing, DEEP will issue a final decision on the permit application.
Unique Processing Features
Siting Council Approval: CGS Section 22a-117 prohibits commencement of construction or modification of a hazardous waste facility, unless such person has been issued a certificate of public safety and necessity by the Connecticut Siting Council, unless such person is exempt from such requirement pursuant to CGS Section 22a-117(b). If the project has the potential to impact any endangered or threatened species, or species of special concern or their essential habitats, the application will require additional review by the Natural Diversity Data Base Staff.
The applicant is responsible for publishing a Notice of Application when the application is submitted to DEEP. Once this notice is published, the applicant must send a copy of the notice to the Chief Elected Official of the municipality in which the regulated activity is proposed, and send a copy of the notice, along with the Certification of Notice Form – Notice of Application (DEP-APP-005A), to DEEP. After technical review, a draft permit is prepared and a notice stating DEEP's tentative determination to grant or deny the permit is published. Following publication of the notice of determination, there is a forty-five day comment period. All public comments received during the comment period are reviewed and, where appropriate, the draft permit is revised. DEEP may hold a public hearing on the application. DEEP may require an applicant to post a sign on the site or to provide any other reasonable form of notice necessary to apprise the public and abutting landowners of the proposed activity.
Average Processing Time
Not to exceed ten years. Land disposal facility permits will not exceed five years.
Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Fact Sheet DEEP-WEED-FS-600
Content Last Updated June, 2013