Sidebar Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations- Section 7

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SECTION 7- ACTIVITIES REGULATED BY THE STATE

  • 7.1- In addition to any permit or approval required by the Agency, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall regulate activities in or affecting wetlands or watercourses subject to the following jurisdiction:
    1. Construction or modification of any dam pursuant to Section 22a-401 through 22a-410 of the General Statutes, as amended;
    2. Placement of any obstruction or encroachment within stream channel encroachment lines pursuant to Sections 22a-342 through 22a-349 of the General Statutes, as amended;
    3. Erection of structures and placement of fill within the tidal, coastal or navigable waters of the State pursuant to Sections 22a-359 through 22a-363 or in designated tidal wetlands pursuant to Section 22a-28 through 22a-35 of the General Statutes, as amended;
    4. Diversion of water in excess of fifty thousand (50,000) gallons per day or of any surface waters of the State where the tributary watershed area above the point of diversion is one hundred (100) acres or larger pursuant to Sections 22a-365 through 22a-378 of the General Statutes, as amended;
    5. Discharges into the waters of the State pursuant to Section 22a-430 of the General Statutes, as amended;
    6. Discharge of fill or dredged materials into the wetlands and watercourses of the State pursuant to Section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act, as amended, for activities regulated by the US Army Corps of Engineers under Section 404 of the Federal Clean Water Act.
  • 7.2- The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have exclusive jurisdiction to grant, deny, limit or modify a permit for any proposed regulated activity conducted by any department, Agency or instrumentality of the state, except any local or regional board of education, (1) after an advisory decision on such license or permit has been rendered to the Commissioner by the Agency or (2) thirty-five (35) days after receipt by the Commissioner of such application whichever occurs first.
  • 7.3- The Commissioner of the Environmental Protection shall have exclusive jurisdiction over tidal wetlands designated and regulated pursuant to Section 22a-28 through 22a-35 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
  • 7.4- The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have authority to revoke and to reinstate local jurisdiction over inland wetlands and watercourses pursuant to Section 22a-42d of the Connecticut General Statues, as amended, if the Commissioner determines that the agency has consistently failed to perform its duties.
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