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Town of Putnam Municipal Landfill


The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) hereby gives notice that a tentative determination has been reached to issue a Stewardship Permit to the Town of Putnam Municipal Landfill located at 344 River Road, Putnam, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) Sections 22a-6h, and 22a-449(c) and Section 22a-449(c)-110 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA). This represents a renewal of a previously issued Stewardship Permit. This Stewardship Permit is not associated with the nearby Wheelabrator WIN Innovations Ash Monofill. The Stewardship Permit authorizes the completion of corrective actions including environmental investigation and remediation as needed. As applicable, post-closure care and maintenance as well as long-term environmental monitoring must be continued to ensure completed corrective actions remain effective into the future. The proposed activity is not expected to adversely affect any natural resources or human health.
A VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING will be held as follows:
Date: December 15, 2021
Time: The Public Meeting will start at 4:00 p.m.
Applicant’s Name / Address: Town of Putnam 200 School Street Putnam, CT, 06260
Applicant’s Contact Person: Elaine Sistare, Town Administrator 860-963-6800 ext. 113
Virtual Public Meeting
DEEP will host a Virtual Public meeting regarding this draft permit on December 15, 2021, starting at 4:00 pm, and ending within one (1) hour if all questions are addressed. During the meeting the public will have an opportunity to make comments and ask questions. Register in advance for this Virtual Public Informational meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
How to Review the Draft Permit
This draft permit and fact sheet may be accessed:
Through the Department’s website: (Proposed Individual Permits (;
When open, at the Public Records Center at DEEP Headquarters; or 
Contacting Veronica Tanguay by email at or by phone at (860) 424-3669
Requests for Public Comment
The Commissioner will not make a final decision regarding this proposed permit until the public comment period has closed and all received comments have been evaluated and addressed. All interested persons are invited to express their views on the tentative determination concerning this draft permit. Verbal comments provided during the Public Meeting will be considered. Written comments on the draft permit must be submitted no later January 5, 2022. Written comments should be directed to: Veronica Tanguay, Environmental Analyst By email to: with a copy to or if email is not possible, by US Postal Service mail to: 
Veronica Tanguay, Environmental Analyst, Remediation Division
Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, 2nd Floor
CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford CT 06106-5127
The State of Connecticut has authorization to administer the RCRA hazardous waste program in lieu of the federal government. Therefore, hazardous waste facilities in Connecticut, including those that have stopped operations and are undergoing environmental cleanup, are subject to and must comply with all applicable requirements found in Sections 22a-449(c)-100 through 119 and 22a-449(c)-11 of RCSA and Section 22a-449(c) of the CGS.
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 the 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.
Raymond Frigon, Assistant Director
Remediation Division
Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse 
Published in the Putnam Town Crier and the Norwich Bulletin on November 4, 2021

Stewardship Draft Permit (PDF)
Fact Sheet (PDF)