Stewardship Permit Information

If You Own or Operate a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste Facility:
  • Do you want to move from interim status to permitted status and reduce future permitting and enforcement uncertainty?
  • Are you still operating… but want to start your site-wide clean-up obligations?
  • Do you want to start on the road to clean-up?
  • Do you want to memorialize the clean-up work completed to date?
  • Do you want a "certificate of stewardship" to provide to the bank or the insurance company to show you are on the road to clean-up?
If You Own a Property with a Historic Unpermitted Solid Waste Disposal Area:
  • Have you been told to submit a closure plan for a disposal area where it is proposed to leave waste in place or obtain a permit for closure and post-closure care of a closing or closed landfill?
  • Do you want to start on the road to clean-up?
Apply for a Stewardship Permit.
A Stewardship Permit:
  • Defines the long-term obligations for the permit holder;
  • Is transferrable to future owners;
  • Provides public participation during the cleanup process;
  • Documents cleanup as it is completed; and
  • Imposes financial assurance, possibly in phases, for the proposed cleanup work.
The Stewardship Permit program is primarily administered by the Remediation Division of the Water Protection and Land Reuse Bureau, in collaboration with the Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division of the Materials Management and Compliance Assurance (MMCA) Bureau. Solid Waste Disposal Area Stewardship Permits are generally managed by the MMCA Bureau.
The permit program regulates the site-wide environmental investigation and cleanup ("closure and corrective action") and performance of long-term stewardship activities. This includes but is not limited to the maintenance of financial assurance, post-remediation groundwater monitoring, the closure and post-closure care of waste management units, the maintenance of an engineered control or institutional control.  The permit authorizes post-closure care of hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities, including but not limited to, hazardous waste land disposal units and closed surface impoundments. The permit does not authorize the receipt of commercial waste at the facility, only the facility’s cleanup, maintenance, and monitoring.

Types of Stewardship Permits:

1. RCRA Corrective Action and Long-Term Obligations
Applicable to RCRA hazardous waste facilities that may or may not have completed unit closure and site-wide corrective action in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes ("CGS") Sections 22a-6, 22a-449(c) and 22a-454 and the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies ("RCSA") Sections 22a-449(c)-100 et. seq.

2. Non-RCRA Long-term Obligations
Applicable to properties at which contamination will remain on-site and are obligated to perform long-term stewardship activities such as post-remediation groundwater monitoring and/or maintenance of an engineered control.

3. Corrective Action Management Unit ("CAMU")
Applicable to facilities where remediation wastes, including hazardous wastes, will be managed in a Corrective Action Management Unit.

4. Solid Waste Land Disposal Facility
Applicable to facilities where land disposal of solid wastes has occurred and waste will remain in place and which are therefore obligated to maintain post-closure care of any land disposal unit including, but not limited to, existing solid waste disposal areas notified by the Commissioner to submit a closure or remediation plan pursuant to CGS 22a-208a(c) or to obtain a permit for closure and/or post-closure care pursuant to CGS 22a-208a(b), and properties at which solid waste is left in place..

Additional Information:

Stewardship Permit Fact Sheet
Application Forms and Instructions (Solid Waste Disposal Area)
Examples of Stewardship Permits Issued
RCRA Corrective Action and Financial Assurance Information
Remediation Waste Information
Connecticut Regulations and Laws
Overview of CAMUs and Temporary Units 
Stewardship Permits: The Next Best Thing to Completion - DEEP PowerPoint Presentation to the Remediation Roundtable on May 14, 2013.

Content Last Updated June 1, 2023