DEEP: Long Island Sound
Long Island Sound
Clean Marina
 Boat Hull Maintenance
  Sanding and scraping your boat can release noxious paint into the air and water. Dust particles can irritate your lungs and eyes and can also affect the health and reproduction systems of fish, birds, crabs and other marine life.
 Connecticut Certified Clean Marinas
 Connecticut Clean Boater Program
 Connecticut Clean Marina Guidebook
 Connecticut Clean Marina Links Page
 Connecticuts Clean Marina Program Home
 Engine, Battery Maintenance, Fueling
  According to the EPA, as much as 30% of the fuel and oil contained in a standard two-stroke outboard engine may be discharged unburned into the air along with the exhaust.
 Guidelines for Use of the CT Clean Marina Logo
 Helpful Contacts
  Contacts telephone numbers to be used in the event of an environmental emergency.
 Marine Debris, Trash, Garbage and Fish Waste
  Floating debris and solid objects may result in structural damage to boats or mechanical failures. Garbage in the water or washed up on the beach is unsightly and can injure or kill birds, fish, marine turtles and mammals.
 Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species
  Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are invading coastal and inland waters. More than 50 non-native and 40 species that may not be native have been identified in Long Island Sound. Boaters can unwittingly play a role in spreading ANS.
 Reduce and Recycle
  Remember recycling extends the life of landfills, pollutes less than incineration, saves you money, and saves natural resources energy.
 Reducing Hazardous Waste
  Hazardous materials are found in many materials used to clean and operate your boat. However, using these products is often more out of habit than necessity.
 Respect Wildlife
  Long Island Sound is home to seals, sea turtles and migrating shore birds and is occasionally visited by dolphins, porpoises and whales. It is important to enjoy wildlife from a distance.
 Safety and Reference
  Prepare ahead. Know this about large vessels. Safe Boating Education.
 Sensitive Habitats
  Long Island Sound provides invaluable habitats for many different species of birds, mammals, fish, and shellfish. It is home to lobsters and clams, herring and striped bass, eagles and terns, harbor seals and more.
 Sewage Disposal
  The Clean Water Act prohibits discharge of untreated sewage into U.S. territorial waters.
 Steps to Becoming a Connecticut Clean Marina
 Teak Maintenance
  Teak has been used in shipbuilding for thousands of years because it doesnít rot, itís more dimensionally stable than most woods, and it requires minimal care.
 Washing the Topside of Your Boat
  Products used to clean boats often contain harmful ingredients, which are used out of habit rather than necessity. Often chlorine, phosphates and ammonia are used to wash decks and hulls of boats. These products can damage human and fish tissue.

Coastal Hazards
 Climate Change Primer - Introduction
  According to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), warming of the earthís climate system is unequivocal and evident from increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice and rising global average sea level.31 Human activities are at least partly responsible by increasing the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels and land-use changes, including deforestation.
 Climate Change Primer - Sea Level Rise and Coastal Storms
  Sea level has been rising since the end of the last ice age. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that global mean sea level (the average of sea level across the Earth) rose by 17 cm in the 20th Century.
 Coastal Hazards - Home Page
  Home Page for Coastal Hazards Webpage
 Coastal Hazards Glossary
  Glossary of selected terms pertinent to coastal hazards in Connecticut.
 Coastal Hazards Library
  Bibliography of documents related to coastal hazards and coastal hazards management in Connecticut
 Coastal Hazards Management - Individuals & Property/Business Owners
  Useful guidance to help assist you in being hazard-ready. Some activities are one-time items, while others may require revisiting over time.
 Coastal Hazards Management - Municipal Officials
  Every community should have an emergency operations plan (EOP).
 Coastal Hazards Management Introduction
  Introduction to Coastal Hazards Management pages.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Erosion
  Wind, waves, tides, and sea level rise, in conjunction with the geology of the Connecticut coastline, have been causing erosion for millennia. Erosion can occur gradually over many years or come and go in a cyclic patterns. Storms can create massive amounts of erosion sometimes flattening dunes and gouging beaches in minutes or hours.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Flooding
  Flooding from severe storms or regular extended precipitation events is the foremost natural hazard facing Connecticut.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Introduction
  There are two main reasons coastal hazards are a major concern for Connecticut.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Precipitation
  Precipitation generally takes the form of rain, freezing rain, snow, sleet, and hail.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
  Hurricanes, tropical storms, and tropical depressions are three different categories of tropical cyclones.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Wind
  Wind can be hazardous in several ways. Very high winds associated with storm events can directly damage structures by destroying roofs, windows, doors, etc; they can blow trees into structures and roadways, and destroy utility infrastructure. Strong winds can also pick up debris or loose materials and propel them, subsequently damaging property.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Winter Storms
  Winter storms, aka "northeasters," can produce high winds, storm surges, and massive amounts of precipitation.
 Coastal Hazards Resources and Links
  Coastal hazards - resources and links.
 Sea Level Change Scenarios
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is required by Public Act 18-82 to publish the Connecticut sea level change scenarios that were published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and updated by the University of Connecticut.
 Sea Level Rise Visualization Tool
  The Sea Level Rise Visualization Tool is intended for planning and/or illustrative purposes only and should not be used (in this format) for determining actual jurisdicational boundaries, making regulatory decisions, developing engineering analyses/designs, etc.
 Works Cited

Coastal Management
 Aquaculture Brochure
  The brochure Connecticut's Aquaculture Permitting Process describes the regulatory authorities and requirements pertinent to the pursuit of aquaculture activities in Connecticut.
 Coastal Land Use Planning
 Coastal Management
 Comments from Green Infrastrucutre Symposium Attendees
 Connecticut's Coastal Habitat Restoration Programs
 Green Infrastructure Symposium
 Holly Pond Sedimentation Studies
 Overview of the Connecticut Coastal Management Program
 PA 12 101 Coastal Omnibus Fact Sheet
  In 2012 the Connecticut General Assembly passed Public Act 12-101, An Act Concerning the Coastal Management Act and Shoreline Flood and Erosion Control Structures. This legislation combined a number of initiatives to address sea level rise and to revise the regulatory procedures applicable to shoreline protection.

Coastal Nonpoint
 Agriculture Management Measures
 Coastal NPS Program & Enforcement Authority
 Coastal NPS Program - Agriculture Links
 Coastal NPS Program - Controlling Urban NPS Pollution Links
 Coastal NPS Program - Hydromodifications Links
 Coastal NPS Program - Marinas Links
 Coastal NPS Program - Wetland Links
 Coastal NPS Program -General Links
 Coastal NPS Program Legal Opinions
 Coastal NPS Program Management Area - Analysis
 Coastal NPS Program Management Area Map
 CT Coastal Nonpoint Program Home Page
 Hydromodification Management Measures
 Marinas and Recreational Boating Management Measures
 Model Municipal PCD Revisions
 Overview of Connecticut's Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program
 Urban Sources Management Measures
 Wetlands and Riparian Areas Management Measures

Coastal Permitting
 Coastal Consistency
  State and federal activities conducted in Connecticut's coastal zone must be shown to be consistent with the Connecticut Coastal Management Act (CCMA).
 Coastal Jurisdiction Line Fact Sheet
 Coastal Jurisdiction Line Technical Report
 Coastal Permitting
 Coastal Permitting - Post Storm Sandy
  Post Storm Sandy Coastal Permitting Information
 Frequently Asked Questions
  Frequently asked questions about OLISP's permitting processes.
 New Permit Process Requirements
  New OLISP permit process requirements.
 Overview of the Connecticut Coastal Permit Program
 Tweed-New Haven Airport Permit
  Permit issued to Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority.

 Clean Vessel Act Links
 Connecticut Clean Vessel Act Program
 CVA Frequently Asked Questions
 CVA Frequently Asked Questions 2
 CVA Grant Program Information
 Equipment Selection
 Equipment Selection 2
 Pumpout Directory - Redirect
 System Design
 System Design 2
 System Installation
 System Installation 2
 System Maintenance

Harbor Masters
 Connecticut Harbor Masters
  List of Connecticut Harbor Masters and Deputy Harbor Masters
 The Connecticut Harbor Masters Program
  Harbor Masters are responsible for the general care and supervision of the harbors and navigable waterways over which they have jurisdiction, and they are subject to the direction and control of the Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

License Plate
 LIS License Plate
 LIS License Plate Application
 LIS License Plate Program
 LIS License Plate Program Benefits
 Long Island Sound Fund Donation

LIS General
 Blue Plan Adaptive Management
  Blue Plan planning and implementation processes will be updated as traditional uses are better understood or new uses emerge and as environmental, social, and economic conditions change.
 Blue Plan Basic Background
 Blue Plan Comment Form
  Engaging stakeholders, which includes the general public, is critical to the success of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan.
 Blue Plan Coordination and Cooperation
  The Long Island Sound Blue Plan shall ensure collaborative and coordinated planning among agencies and stakeholders based on a common vision, shared information, and transparent decision-making processes.
 Blue Plan Policy Home Page
  The first draft of the policies proposed to be included in the Long Island Sound Blue Plan has been completed.
 Blue Plan Process webpage
  The Blue Plan is being developed by a multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (BPAC), including representatives from water-dependent industry, universities, Non-governmental Organzations (NGOs), local governments, recreation and aquaculture interests and more.
 Blue Plan Public Participation
  Public participation is essential for shaping the Blue Plan and constructing a plan that best supports your needs as a user of Long Island Sound.
 Blue Plan Significant Areas
  Links to draft maps and definitions of Long Island Sound Blue Plan Ecologically Significant Areas and Significant Human Use Areas
 Blue Plan Sound Science
  The Blue Plan shall use accurate, relevant data and information, from traditional knowledge to cutting-edge science and innovative mapping technologies to support planning and management of Long Island Sound resources and uses.
 Blue Plan Transparent Process
  Development and implementation of the Blue Plan should be open and transparent, utilizing multiple means to communicate with and seek input from all interested parties and ensuring adequate information representation of all stakeholders
 CELCP FY 2014 Grant Announcement
 Coastal Access
 Coastal Access Guide - Site Details
 Coastal Public Access Survey
  CT DEP wants to know how we are doing in providing opportunities for the public to access and learn more about Connecticutís coastal recreation areas.
 Conference Announcement: Legal Solutions to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in Connecticut
 Connecticut NERR Related Links
  Links to information about National Estuarine Research Reserves and establishing a NERR for Long Island Sound
 DEEP NERR List Serv Sign Up Page
 Hurricane Related Coastal Permitting Infor
  To assist in the post hurricane repair and clean-up efforts, DEEPís Office of Long Island Sound Programs has developed hurricane-related coastal permitting information.
 Introductory Webinar for Blue Plan Ecological Interested Parties
 LIS Blue Plan FAQs
 LIS Resource and Use Inventory Home
  The first draft of the Inventory of natural resources and human uses for the Long Island Sound Blue Plan has been completed.
 Long Island Sound
 Long Island Sound Blue Plan Advisory Committee
 Long Island Sound Blue Plan Completed Draft Plan
  Links to the completed draft of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan and all related documents.
 Long Island Sound Blue Plan Home
 Long Island Sound Blue Plan List Serv Sign Up Page
 Long Island Sound Blue Plan Related Links
  Links to information about marine spatial planning in general and within the Mid Atlantic and New England regions.
 Long Island Sound Blue Plan Video Series
  A video series about the Long Island Sound Blue Plan featuring interviews with Blue Plan Adivosry Committee members and other sector representatives.
 NERR Home Page
  Background information on National Estuarine Reserach Reserves (NERR) in general, and on the process Connecticut will undertake in establishing a NERR for Long Island Sound.
 NERR Meeting Materials, Hand-outs, and Presentations
 NERR Teams
 Public Trust Fact Sheet
 Related Information and References
 Shoreline Preservation Task Force - Testimony
  Commissioner Esty testified before General Assemblyís Shoreline Preservation Task Force to discuss challenges facing Long island Sound and the specifics of a recent task force report.

Living On The Shore
 Living on the Shore
 Managing Docks and Piers: Workshop Materials
  The Office of Long Island Sound Programs (OLISP) held a workshop on Managing Docks and Piers on May 22, 2007 at DEP's Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme. The workshop explored environmental, aesthetic, navigational and public trust issues arising from the proliferation of new docks in coastal areas and the increasingly contentious dock permitting process.
 Residential Dock Guidelines

Living on the Shore Brochure
 Access to Your Boat: Your Littoral Rights
 Living on The Shore
 Shoreline Protection
 Tidal Wetlands
 Water Pollution
 What You Can Do
 Who Owns The Shore:The Public Trust

 Connecticut Coastal Management Manual

No Discharge Area
 Connecticuts No Discharge Area Program Home

Sound Out
 Sound Outlook

Tidal Wetlands
 Information for Municipalities
 Tidal Wetland Restoration
 Tidal Wetlands
 Tidal Wetlands - General Information