DEEP: Water Quality (305b) Report to Congress

Integrated Water Quality Report to Congress
Prepared Pursuant to Clean Water Act
Sections 305(b) and 303(d)


CTDEEP is seeking public comments on the 2018 Draft of the Integrated Water Quality Report
 
Informational Meeting:  June 7, 2019
Time:                        1:30 PM
Location:                   CTDEEP Offices, 79 Elm Street, Hartford - Gina McCarthy Auditorium
  
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Written comments should be submitted to erik.bedan@ct.gov by June 26, 2019


Section 305(b) of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requires each State to monitor, assess and report on the quality of its waters relative to designated uses established in accordance with the Connecticut Water Quality Standards.  Section 303(d) of the CWA requires each State to list waters not meeting water quality standards and prioritize those waters for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development or other management.  Reporting for these waters is submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) every two years.
 
Since 2004, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) has submitted the Water Quality Report to Congress (305(b) Report) and List of Waters Not Meeting Water Quality Standards (303(d) List) as the Integrated Water Quality Report (IWQR).  Connecticut's Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) is also included in the IWQR as Chapter 1.

CT DEEP is making available the DRAFT 2018 Connecticut Integrated Water Quality Report for public review and comments (Public Notice).  Public review and comments period is open from May 24, 2019 to June 26, 2019.  This draft Report was prepared by CT DEEP to fulfill requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) under Sections 305(b) and 303(d), administered by the US EPA. The final document will be submitted to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) following the Departmentís consideration of comments received.

Written comments on the draft document must be received at the Department by June 26, 2019 in order to be considered prior to submission of the Report to US EPA.  Comments and questions should be directed electronically to erik.bedan@ct.gov or in writing to Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Water Planning and Management Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT, 06106-5127. A public informational meeting has been scheduled at CT DEEP Headquarters on June 7, 2019 at 1:30 pm in the McCarthy Auditorium.

Draft 2018 Connecticut Integrated Water Quality Report
Draft Appendix A-1
Draft Appendix A-2
Draft Appendix A-3
Draft Appendix A-4
Draft Appendix A-5
Draft Appendix B-1
Draft Appendix B-2
Draft Appendix B-3
Draft Appendix B-4
Draft Appendix B-5
Draft Appendix C-1
Draft Appendix C-2
Draft Appendix C-3

Archived Reports (PDF) published prior to the current Report:

2016 Connecticut Integrated water Quality Report (IWQR)

2014 Connecticut Integrated Water Quality Report (IWQR)

2012 Connecticut Integrated Water Quality Report (IWQR)

2010 Connecticut Integrated Water Quality Report (IWQR) 

2008 Connecticut Integrated Water Quality Report (IWQR)

2006 Connecticut Integrated Water Quality Report (IWQR)

2004 Water Quality Report to Congress - Full Report


How to register for DEEP listserv for notification of Water Quality Planning Information:

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection uses the Department web site to provide information about topics pertaining to water quality based programs within Connecticut.  If you would like to receive notice of water quality program updates by e-mail, please subscribe to the WQPlanning listserv.  Each time the web site is updated with materials relative to water quality based programs, you will receive an email notification with a link to the pertinent web page. To remove your name from the listserv, follow the steps outlined below.
 
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Content updated May 22, 2019