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1 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

2 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection The View from DEEP Dennis J. Greci, P.E. Supervising Sanitary Engineer Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse

3 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection The Clean Water Fund Call for Projects FY – Submissions currently being reviewed – Draft Priority List for public comment by late Nov 2013 – Approx $ 1.8 Billion in short-term needs identified in submissions received to date.

4 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Clean Water Fund : Available Resources (in $ Millions )FY 2012FY2013FY2014FY2015 Revenue Bonds General Obligation Bonds Total

5 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection CWF: Guidance documents online Updated eligibility memos on utility relocation and roadway restoration Draft memo regarding use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs); comments due by November 12 th Other memos in development: – Green infrastructure eligibility – Nutrient reduction eligibility (revised to include phosphorus)

6 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection NPDES Permits Updates to renewed permits include: – Disinfection criteria Discharges to fresh water now using e. coli Discharges to marine water using enterococci and fecal coliform – Phosphorus – CSO Monitoring – NetDMR

7 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Sewage Right-to-Know Sewage “Right to Know” Act (PA 12-11) – Affects information distribution and notification after sewage bypass or CSO event – Takes some requirements that were in NPDES Permit and makes them state law. – Requires DEEP to post maps and impact data of areas potentially affected by CSO events. – Requires DEEP to post impact data regarding sewage spills.

8 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Website active as of June 2013 Shows outfalls and overflow locations Coming 2014: second map will show bypass events (SSOs)

9 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Nitrogen Trading Program Nitrogen trading program: – Value of Credit: somewhere in the $6 per pound range – Report will be finalized shortly Nitrogen General Permit – Expires end of 2014 – Staff working on renewing permit

10 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Operator Certification Next Test is Jan 8, 2014 – applications due by Nov 22, 2013 Reduced number of testing sites (4 to 3) – Three Rivers CC (Norwich) – Naugatuck Valley CC (Waterbury) – Tunxis CC (Farmington) Summer exam will be July, 2014.

11 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Operator Certification test results Results for Summer exam 2013 Class 1: 25 of 43 passed – (21 of 33 OIT) (4 of 8 repeatees) Class 2: 17 of 28 passed – (5 of 12 OIT) (3 of 7 repeatees) Class 3: 8 of 23 passed – (5 of 9 OIT) (3 of 13 repeatees) Class 4: 4 of 11 passed – (3 of 9 repeatees)

12 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Legislation: Public Act Gives CWF the authority to make components of all phosphorus upgrades eligible for 30% grants. Work groups are currently meeting to discuss detailed topics – scientific methods, – non-point sources, and – municipal implementation Presentations and schedules are available on DEEP website:

13 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Governor’s Executive Order 37 State is soliciting public comments on regulations that are “…outdated, unnecessarily burdensome, insufficient, or ineffective.” suggestions to: Or visit the website at

14 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Transformation: Municipal Leads

15 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection For further information on many of these topics, please see the Municipal Facilities website:

16 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Questions? SEASONS GREETINGS !


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