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Aquifer Protection Area Program
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To provide protection for drinking water aquifers.
Contact: Aquifer Protection Program 
Phone: (860) 424-3020
Email: aquiferprotection@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2685&q=322252&depNav_GID=1625
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance, Training and Education
Authority: CGS Sec. 22a-354a et.seq., RCSA Sec. 354i-1 through 354i-10
Description
The Aquifer Protection Area Program protects major public water supply wells in sand and gravel aquifers to ensure future drinking water supply.
Classification of Water Company owned land
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose:  Sets criteria for determining the proper identification and classification of the three classes of water company owned lands set forth in CGS Sec. 25-37c relative to any disposition or change of use of such lands under CGS Sec. 25-37d.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387338
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS Sec. 25-37c, RCSA Sec. 25-37c-1 and c-2
Description
Sets criteria for determining the proper identification and classification of the three classes of water company owned lands set forth in CGS Sec. 25-37c relative to any disposition or change of use of such lands under CGS Sec. 25-37d
Coastal Nonpoint Source Management Program
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To protect coastal waters from nonpoint source pollution.
Contact: Mary-beth Hart
Phone: (860) 424-3034
Email: marybeth.hart@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2705&q=323554&depNav_GID=1709
Type of Assistance: Workshops and Technical Assistance
Authority: Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (Federal law, 16 U.S.C. sections 1451 through 1465)
Description
Workshops and other technical assistance are available to management area towns to help identify the existing tools available to implement the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Management Program (CNP).
Community Resource Inventory
Agency: Center for Land Use Education and Research
Purpose: To provide an understanding of the resources and "character" of a town.
Contact: John Rosum
Phone: (860) 345-4511
Email: john.rozum@uconn.edu
Website: http://nemo.uconn.edu/tools/cri/index.htm
Type of Assistance: Technical
Authority: 
Description
A complete Community Resource Inventory (CRI) is made up of three different resource inventories: natural, cultural, and economic.This website allows town to interactively develop a CRI
Connecticut Geospatial Information Systems Council
Agency: Department of Information Technology
Purpose: To coordinate a uniform geospatial information system capacity for municipalities, regional planning agencies, the state and others, as needed,
Contact: Michael Varney
Phone: (860) 622-2462
Email: michael.varney@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/gis
Type of Assistance: Technical, potential for financial support in the future
Authority: 
Description
The system GIS must guide and assist state and local officials involved in transportation; economic development; land use planning; environmental, cultural, and natural resource management; public service delivery; and other areas as necessary.
Connecticut Land Use Academy
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: The Academy provides an introduction to a variety of topics and skillsets pertinent for local land use decision makers in Connecticut.
Contact: Terri Erwin
Phone: (860) 345-5205
Email: terri.erwin@uconn.edu
Website: http://clear.uconn.edu/lua.htm
Type of Assistance: Education
Authority: 
Description
Each Academy series is composed of a core curriculum of three courses. The series is conducted three times a year in locations across the state
Connecticut Main Street Center, Inc. (CMSC)
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Provides access to resources, training & technical assistance to communities selected to participate in the CMSC program.
Contact: John Simone
Phone: (860) 280-2337
Email: ctmainst@nu.com
Website: http://www.ctmainstreet.org
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance, Training, Resources, Network
Authority: CGS Sec. 32-223(d)(1) & (6)
Description
Provide selected communities with free resources, training & technical assistance. Designated municipalities benefit from national expertise in downtown revitalization & participation in a unique Network Exchange at the National Main Street Center.
Drinking Water Quality Management Plan
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose:  To provide for a consistent and proactive methodology to protect public drinking water supplies while balancing the need for economic development within the State’s source water protection areas.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387338
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: Special Act 06-6
Description
The DWQMP plan is intended include locally developed and locally implemented land use management and development measures, including land preservation techniques to provide for the protection of critical public drinking water supply watershed areas
Geographic Information Systems
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To provide a statewide automated geographic storage and retrieval system that can rapidly integrate and analyze large amounts of spatial map and file data over any selected geographic area.
Contact: Geographic Information Systems 
Phone: (860) 424-3540
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2698&q=323342&depNav_GID=1707
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: 
Description
DEP develops and maintains a statewide automated geographic storage and retrieval system that can rapidly integrate and analyze large amounts of spatial map and file data over any selected geographic area.
Green Building
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To promote Green Building practices.
Contact: Kim Trella
Phone: (860) 424-3234
Email: kim.trella@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2714&q=324910&depNav_GID=1645
Type of Assistance: Education and outreach
Authority: 
Description
Promote the use of green building standards for new and renovated buildings, whereby the environmental qualities of both the indoor and outdoor settings have been considered and protected during design, construction, maintenance and use.
Landscape Stewardship Initiative
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: Provide information on landscape stewardship.
Contact: Margaret Welch
Phone: (860) 424-3618
Email: margaret.welch@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/landscapestewardship
Type of Assistance: Technical assistance, education and outreach.
Authority: 
Description
Coordinate DEP programs that affect land use so as to avoid unintended impacts on land development patterns and to provide municipalities, individuals, and organizations with information to allow for better informed land use decision-making.
Model Regulations
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: 
Contact:  
Phone: 
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2703&q=390248&depNav_GID=1634&depNav=|#LSModelRegulations
Type of Assistance: Techincal Assistance
Authority: 
Description
Includes Aquifer Protection, Inland Wetlands Regulations, Parking Regulations that Reduce Impervious Cover, Stormwater, and Tidal Wetlands Buffers
Municipal Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commissioner Training
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To provide training for municipal inland wetlands and watercourses commissioners and their staff
Contact: Municipal Wetlands Program 
Phone: (860) 424-3019
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2720&q=325686&depNav_GID=1654
Type of Assistance: Training
Authority: CGS Sec. 22a-39
Description
The Municipal Inland Wetland Commissioners Training Program, is an annual course encompassing a broad range of issues including the administrative, legal and scientific aspects of municipal wetlands regulation.
Municipal Wastewater
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To assist municipalities in providing appropriate wastewater treatment.
Contact: Municipal Wastewater Program 
Phone: (860) 424-3704
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=325580&depNav_GID=1654
Type of Assistance: Guidance & information
Authority: 
Description
The Municipal Facilities section handles all aspects of interactions between the municipalities and DEP regarding wastewater treatment. It provides guidance, support, and regulatory efforts related to wastewater at the municipal level.
Nonpoint Source Pollution Programs
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To prevent the introduction of pollutants into surface waters through stormwater.
Contact: Nonpoint Source Program 
Phone: (860) 424-3020
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=325588&depNav_GID=1654
Type of Assistance: Guidance & information
Authority: 
Description
DEP is working to engage stakeholders to prevent the introduction of pollutants into stormwater through it's Non Point Source Pollution Management and Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Programs.
Permit Assistance and Outreach
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: The Office of the Ombudsman provides a central point of contact for all stakeholders seeking information and assistance from the department.
Contact: Permit Ombudsman 
Phone: (860) 424-3003
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2709&q=324146&depNav_GID=1624
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: 
Description
The Office of the Ombudsman provides a central point of contact for all stakeholders seeking information and assistance from the department.
Proposals for developments using water
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose: To ensure that any proposed construction or expansion of a water company will not result in a duplication of water service and prevent the creation of public water systems that lack the capacity to remain viable
Contact: Cameron Walden
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: cameron.walden@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387326
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS 8-25a and RCSA 16-262m
Description
The CPCN process reviews the design of the proposed Public Water System from development of the water sources to the piping system that will bring the water to the consumer. DPH and DPUC jointly administer the process.
Protection of Public Drinking Water Supplies -Technical Assistance
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose: To provide technical assistance to municipal land use decision makers and public water systems concerning consistent and proactive methods and measures to protect public drinking water supplies.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387338
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS Sec. 25-32f,8-2, 8-23,8-3i,22a-42f
Description
Technical assistance can be provided in the form of comments and recommendations on local actions that may affect public drinking water sources.
Remediation/Site Clean-up
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: Evaluate hazardous waste disposal sites that pose a threat to the environment or public health, including provisions for the containment and removal of hazardous wastes and the mitigation of such waste on the subject sites.
Contact: Graham Stevens
Phone: (860) 424-4166
Email: graham.stevens@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2715&q=324950&depNav_GID=1626
Type of Assistance: Oversight and technical assistance
Authority: RCSA Sec. 22a-133k-1 through 22a-133k-3
Description
Goal is to clean up contaminated sites and brownfields to meet Connecticut’s Remediation Standard Regulations, which ensure that human health and the environment are protected.
Subsurface Sewage Disposal System Code Administration
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose: Ensure Protection of Public Health and the Environment
Contact: Robert Scully, P.E.
Phone: (860) 509-7296
Email: robert.scully@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3140&q=387438&dphNav_GID=1828&dphPNavCtr=|#47142
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS Sec. 22a 430g, PHC 19-13-B100a & 19-13-B103
Description
The regulations and associated Technical Standards cover site evaluations, suitability, and design and installation requirements for such systems. Local planning & zoning agencies use the suitability criterion for subdivision approvals.
The Green Plan: Guiding Land Acquisition and Protection in Connecticut 2007-2012
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To guide land acquisition and protection in Connecticut
Contact: Ms. Margaret Welch
Phone: (860) 424-3618
Email: margaret.welch@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/open_space/green_plan.PDF
Type of Assistance: Guidance
Authority: 
Description
The Green Plan identifies goals, describes the status and sets conservation and recreation priorities for land acquisition and protection by DEP and by our partners through the Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program.
Water Supply Plans
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose: To require public water systems that serve =1,000 persons to develop and maintain a water supply plan for the purpose of assuring the purity and adequacy of Connecticut’s public drinking water supplies.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387304&dphNav_GID=1824&dphNav=|
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS 25-32d; RCSA Sec. 25-32d-1 to d-6
Description
Water supply plans include current and future system needs, supply and system demands, source water information, emergency contingency plans, conservation and drought plans, and other critical or long term issues over a 5, 20, and 50 years planning period
Water Utility Coordinating Committee
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose:  To provide for a coordinated approach to long-range water supply planning by addressing water quality and quantity issues from an area-wide perspective.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387352
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS Sec. 25-33c - j
Description
The process is designed to bring together public water system representatives and regional planning organizations to discuss long-range water supply issues and to develop a plan for dealing with those issues.

 

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