Conn. Agencies Regs. § 26-141b-7 - Record keeping and reporting requirements

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Any person owning or operating a dam subject to the Stream Flow Standards and Regulations shall, not later than one year after the date of publication of classification for a river or stream segment on which such owner's dam is located, submit to the department on a form prescribed by the commissioner the following information:
(1) The name of the dam;
(2) The permit or registration number assigned to the dam pursuant to section 22a-368 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(3) The geographical location of the dam in latitude and longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds);
(4) The affected river or stream segment and its classification;
(5) The name, address and telephone number of the owner or operator of the dam;
(6) A certification that the owner or operator will continue to meet sections 26-141a-1 to 26-141a-8, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, if applicable; and
(7) A statement that the owner or operator has or will develop a plan for making those infrastructure changes necessary to comply with the ten-year timeframe established in subsection (a) of section 26-141b-6 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, if such timeframe is applicable.
(b) Any person owning or operating a dam that is exempted pursuant to subdivision (15) or (16) of subsection (c) of section 26-141b-3 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies shall submit to the department a certification that such dam is operating and will continue to operate pursuant to the requirements of such exemption, not later than:
(1) ten years after the date of publication of a classification of the river or stream segment on which such owner's or operator's dam is located;
(2) if changing a dam's operation to meet such exemption ten years after such date of publication, six months after such dam's change of operation; or
(3) if dam ownership changes, six months after the date of ownership change.
(c) Any person subject to the Stream Flow Standards and Regulations shall:
(1) Not later than nine years after the date of publication of classification for the river or stream segment on which such owner's or operator's dam is located unless another date is approved in writing by the commissioner, submit for the commissioner's written approval a description of methods and locations to be used to calculate release flows and to demonstrate compliance with release flow requirements. Such description shall include practices used to manage the water quality of the release to the maximum extent practicable for the protection of downstream resources;
(2) Upon initiation of a release required pursuant to section 26-141b-6 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, maintain an operating log that documents the flow of water from the dam calculated at such time that an adjustment in release is made, provided the frequency of any release documentation is no less than biweekly, with sufficient detail to demonstrate that release meets the applicable requirement of section 26-141b-6 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies on a daily basis; or an alternative method of documenting compliance acceptable to the commissioner; and
(3) Upon discovery of a deficiency, notify the commissioner in writing within 7 days if the time needed to remedy the deficiency is longer than 7 days.
(d) All operating records shall be maintained for a minimum of fifteen years and such records shall be submitted to the commissioner not later than thirty days following a written request for such records. Upon receipt of a written request from the public for operating records documenting the release of water, the commissioner shall request such records from the dam owner or operator and make them available to the public upon receipt. Upon notification by the department that an electronic reporting system is available for use, operators and owners shall commence the annual submittal of data electronically as prescribed by the commissioner.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 26-141b-7
Effective December 12, 2011

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