Land Use & Environmental Law

Land Use & Environmental Law

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Land Use & Environmental Law

After 16 Years, Regulations Get DEEP Thought

Adopted on Jan. 1, 1996, the Connecticut Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs), Sections 22a-133k-1 through 22a-133k-3 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, provide standards and guidance for determining "how clean is clean" at sites requiring remediation. The RSRs assist parties in determining whether clean-up is necessary to protect human health and the environment, and provide clean-up targets for the remediation of sites where hazardous wastes have been disposed of or other pollutants have been released to the environment.

Balancing Development With Protection Of Coastal Region

Through the enactment of two public acts, the General Assembly made several changes to the Coastal Management Act (Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 22a-90, et seq.) and other laws which regulate activities in the coastal, tidal or navigable waters of the state. These changes strike a balance between the oft-times competing interests of developers, state and local regulatory agencies, and the general public.

In Irene's Wake, Changes Made To Coastal Management Act


The Connecticut legislature approved significant changes to the state's Coastal Management Act and related laws which regulate certain activities in the state's tidal, coastal or navigable waters following the devastating impacts from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

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