The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) published the notice of intent to adopt proposed new regulations, the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) 22a‑174‑33a and 22a-174-33b, as a replacement program to the current General Permit to Limit Potential to Emit (GPLPE).

The GPLPE is a less burdensome way for facilities to limit their potential emission levels below the Title V permitting thresholds. The current GPLPE is set to expire on November 8, 2020. According to the notice, CTDEEP does not intend to renew the GPLPE and, therefore is pursuing the adoption of the new proposed regulations as an alternative.

The proposed RCSA sections 22a-174-33a 22a-174-33b will be to limit the facility-wide actual emissions below 50% and 80% of Title V thresholds, respectively. The provisions of proposed regulations reflect most of the terms and requirements of the current GPLPE. Each section includes applicability, emission restrictions, recordkeeping, reporting, and notification requirements for the facilities intending to continue to operate without obtaining a Title V permit once the current GPLPE expires.

CTDEEP will hold a public hearing on November 20, 2019 at 1:30pm in its Hartford Office. Comments on the proposed regulation may be submitted to the CTDEEP by 5:00pm on November 22, 2019 via the eRegulations System. Comments can also be submitted (by the same deadline) by emailing Raquel Herrera or mailed to:

  • DEEP
    Bureau of Air Management, Engineering
    79 Elm Street
    Hartford, CT 06106

The rule making notice and text of the proposed regulation can be viewed here.

Please call Trinity's Boston office at (508) 273-8600 with any questions regarding the proposed regulations.