Notice of Intent to Renew the General Permit for a Municipal Transfer Station

The Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection ("DEEP") hereby gives notice that a tentative determination has been reached to renew, with changes, the General Permit for a Municipal Transfer Station.

The proposed general permit, if renewed, will authorize the construction and operation of municipal transfer stations for solid waste, including recyclables.

Any municipality, municipalities or regional authority that holds a current registration shall not submit a new registration. Current registrations will be automatically renewed, and municipalities or regional authorities will be invoiced annually.

The purpose of the general permit is to allow municipalities to construct and operate a municipal transfer station to operate under a maximum processing capacity of up to one thousand (1000) tons per day of solid waste, including recyclables. A municipality may operate the facility itself, jointly with other municipalities, or through a private contractor to oversee daily operations.

The Commissioner is authorized to issue this general permit pursuant to section 22a-208a(i) and 22a-454(e)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes. The Commissioner is authorized to approve or deny any registration under this general permit pursuant to CGS section 22a-208a(i).

Interested persons may obtain a copy of this public notice, the proposed general permit and the general permit fact sheet on the DEEP website at or by sending a request for an electronic copy to DEEP at The proposed general permit is also available for inspection at the DEEP offices located at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT. Please contact to schedule an appointment for an in-person inspection of the proposed general permit. Additional questions may be directed to Elizabeth Moore at 860-424-3567 or

Before making a final decision on this proposed general permit, the Commissioner shall consider written comments from interested persons that are received within 30 days from the publication date of this notice. Written comments should be directed to: Elizabeth Moore, Office of Policy and Planning, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127 or may be submitted via electronic mail to:

Date: November 28, 2022 

/s/Tracy Babbidge
Acting Deputy Commissioner
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact if you are seeking a communication aid or service, have limited proficiency in English, or require some other accommodation. If you wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination complaint, you may submit your complaint to DEEP Office of Diversity and Equity at (860) 418-5910 or via email at In order to facilitate efforts to provide an accommodation, please request all accommodations as soon as possible following notice of any agency hearing, meeting, program or event.

Published in The Connecticut Post, The Hartford Courant, The New Haven Register, The Day, Waterbury Republican-American and The Chronicle on December 1, 2022

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