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Integrated Water Quality Report to Congress

Prepared Pursuant to Clean Water Act Sections 305(b) and 303(d)

 

CTDEEP is seeking public comments on the 2020 Draft of the Integrated Water Quality Report. Written comments on the draft document must be received (preferably via email) by June 19, 2020 in order to be considered prior to submission of the Report to US EPA.  Comments and questions should be directed electronically to rebecca.jascot@ct.gov.

 

Section 305(b) of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requires each State to monitor, assess and report on the quality of its waters relative to designated uses established in accordance with the Connecticut Water Quality Standards.  Section 303(d) of the CWA requires each State to list waters not meeting water quality standards and prioritize those waters for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development or other management.  Reporting for these waters is submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) every two years.


Since 2004, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) has submitted the Water Quality Report to Congress (305(b) Report) and Waterbodies Identified for Restoration and Protection Strategies Pursuant to Section 303 of the Clean Water Act as the Integrated Water Quality Report (IWQR).  Connecticut's Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) is also included in the IWQR as Chapter 1.


CT DEEP is making available the DRAFT 2020 Connecticut Integrated Water Quality Report for public review and comment.  The Public Notice 
comment period is open from May 19, 2020 to June 19, 2020.  This draft Report was prepared by CT DEEP to fulfill requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) under Sections 305(b) and 303(d), administered by the US EPA. The final document will be submitted to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) following the Department’s consideration of comments received.


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection office located at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT is closed to the public until further notice.


Written comments on the draft document must be received (preferably via email) by June 19, 2020 in order to be considered prior to submission of the Report to US EPA.  Comments and questions should be directed electronically to
rebecca.jascot@ct.gov. Written comments may also be submitted in paper form to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Water Planning and Management Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127, Attn: Rebecca Jascot.  

Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic and social distancing measures implemented by CT DEEP staff, there could be delays in the response to your comments.

A public informational meeting was recorded via ZOOM on June 5, 2020 from 10:30 AM- 12:00 pm.

 IWQR Meeting Recording:

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Presentation Slides

 

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2020 Integrated Water Quality Report

Previous Integrated Water Quality Reports

Below is a list of archived reports published prior to the most current report.

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Content last updated June 9, 2020.