Conn. Agencies Regs. § 22a-430-1 - Delegation of permitting authority for water pollution control
Current through March 4, 2022
"Agent" means any state agency other than the Department of Environmental Protection, any municipal water pollution control authority, any municipal building official or municipal or district director of health.
"Commercial subsurface sewage disposal system" means a subsurface sewage disposal system receiving domestic sewage from any non-residential building or buildings on the same lot or within the same project as the building or buildings served.
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Environmental Protection.
"Director" means the Director of the Water Compliance Unit of the Department of Environmental Protection.
"Domestic sewage" means sewage that consists of water and human excretions or other waterborne wastes incidental to the occupancy of a residential building or a non-residential building but not including manufacturing process water, cooling water, wastewater from water softening equipment, commercial laundry wastewater, blowdown from heating or cooling equipment, water from cellar or floor drains or surface water from roofs, paved surfaces or yard drains.
"Groundwater control system" means a system of subsurface drains and in some cases subsurface pipes which are installed to reduce the amount of groundwater entering the soil below a leaching system from a higher elevation and upon which the operation of the leaching system is dependent.
"House sewer" means a sewer pipe extending from within the building served to the septic tank.
"Household subsurface sewage disposal system" means a subsurface sewage disposal system receiving domestic sewage from a single residential building and/or associated outbuildings where such a system is located on the same lot as the building served or on an easement available for the installation, operation and maintenance of the system and which is recorded on the appropriate land records.
"Leaching system" means a structure, excavation or other facility designed to allow settled sewage to percolate into the underlying soil, without overflow, and to mix with the groundwater.
"Lot" means a parcel of land, the boundaries of which are described in a deed recorded on the appropriate land records. Any such parcels which are contiguous and are owned by the same person or municipality shall be considered one lot.
"Non-residential building" means any commercial, industrial, institutional, public or other building not occupied as a dwelling, including hotels and motels.
"Open watercourse" means a well-defined surface channel, produced wholly or in part by a definite flow of water and through which water flows continuously or intermittently, and includes any ditch, canal, aqueduct or other artificial channel for the conveyance of water to or away from a given place; or any lake, pond, or other surface body of water intermittently or permanently covered with water, fresh or tidal.
"Outbuilding" means any structure, located on the same lot as a residential building, which may be served by a subsurface sewage disposal system or a sewer service connection but which cannot be reasonably separated from the residential building with which it is associated and sold as a separate residential building.
"Public sewer" means a sewer which serves a number of buildings at least one of which is a residential building with or without associated outbuildings.
"Residential building" means any house, apartment, trailer or mobile home or other structure occupied by individuals permanently or temporarily as a dwelling place.
"Septage" means any water or material withdrawn from a septic tank which is used to treat domestic sewage.
"Septic tank" means a watertight receptacle designed and constructed so as to permit settling of solids, the digestion of organic matter and the discharge of settled sewage.
"Sewer service connection" means a sewer pipe or pipes extending from within the building served to a public sewer.
"Sewerage" means sewers and associated sewage disposal systems.
"Subsurface drain" means any pipe or other subsurface conveyance to which groundwater is transported during any season of any year.
"Subsurface pipe" means a pipe which has no loose or open joints, perforations, slots or porous openings which are intended to allow sewage or water to escape from or water to enter the pipe.
"Subsurface sewage disposal system" means a system consisting of a house sewer, a septic tank followed by a leaching system, any necessary pumps or siphons, and any groundwater control system on which the operation of the leaching system is dependent.
The Director shall maintain a listing of agents to whom the authority of the Commissioner has been delegated in accordance with these regulations. Such listing shall be maintained in a manner that additions or deletions are made as they occur. The listing may be subdivided with respect to categories of discharges and/or geographical areas at the discretion of the Director. The complete listing or any portion thereof shall be made available to interested parties on request.
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