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Connecticut Environmental Law Handbook, First - Fifth Edition

Government Institutes, Inc.


Authors: John E. Wertam


This fifth edition of the Connecticut Environmental Law Handbook, available from Scarecrow Pressevaluates the various permitting and enforcement programs relating to air, water, water resources, solid and hazardous waste programs administered by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. In the ten years since this book was first published, over seven hundred changes involving environmental statutes and regulations have occurred in Connecticut.

This fifth edition incorporates significant statutory changes through the 2000 legislative session, and material regulations adopted by the Commissioner through September 1, 2000. In some cases, draft regulations are evaluated in this edition where the regulation was important and its passage (even if revised from the draft reviewed) is deemed likely or imminent.

As each environmental matter brings with it a different set of facts, no decision on an activity should be based solely on information in this book. Rather a variety of tools should be employed, including reviewing the regulations and statutes, and discussing the issue with qualified consultants, attorneys and the Department of Environmental Protection to arrive at a strategy which accounts for all factors involved. However, the area of environmental regulation is complex and broad, and it is hoped that this book can be but one of many tools used to unravel and understand the interrelationship of environmental laws with conducting business in Connecticut.

About the Author

John E. Wertam graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with High Honors and High Distinction with a B.S. in Biology. He has a Masters degree in the Study of Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, and a law degree from the University of Connecticut. Mr. Wertam has over twenty-five years of experience in the environmental regulatory area, first as a professional Land Use Analyst working in the areas of land use and environmental regulation, and then as an Attorney. His area of practice concentrates on environmental law and regulation. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association's section on Environmental Law and The Connecticut Business and Industry Association's Environmental Policy Council. He is the chair of the board of directors for The Connecticut Environmental Forum. Mr. Wertam has lectured extensively on environmental topics, including Water Toxics, the Connecticut Transfer Act and superlien legislation, and he has written a variety of articles relating to environmental law.

Mr. Wertam is partner in the Environmental and Land Use practice at Shipman & Goodwin LLP.

Table of Contents

Chapter One:


Chapter Two:

Water Pollution Control

Chapter Three:

Water Resources

Chapter Four:

Hazardous Materials Management

Chapter Five:

Matters Affecting Business And Real Estate

Chapter Six:

Air Pollution Control

Chapter Seven:

Solid Waste Management

Chapter Eight:

The Connecticut Environmental Policy And Protection Acts

Chapter Nine:

Dep Rules Of Practice

Chapter Ten:

Developments in Connecticut Environmental Case Law

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