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)

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 2014 Connecticut Integrated Water Quality Report for public review and comments (Public Notice).  Public review and comments period is open from July 28, 2014 to August 29, 2014.  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 accompanying DRAFT 2014 Integrated Water Quality Report Fact Sheet is also available.
 
Written comments on the draft document must be received at the Department by August 29, 2014 in order to be considered prior to submission of the Report to US EPA.  Comments should be directed to Walter Tokarz, electronically at walter.tokarz@ct.gov or in writing to CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Planning and Standards Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT, 06106-5127.
 
A Public Information Meeting will be conducted on August 13, 2014 at 1:30 p.m., at DEEP Headquarters, in the Phoenix Auditorium.  Upon closure of the public comment period, the Draft 2014 IWQR and comments will be finalized and submitted to EPA for approval.
 
Questions on the report should be directed to Walter Tokarz, electronically at walter.tokarz@ct.gov or in writing to CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Water Protection and Land Reuse, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Planning and Standards Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT, 06106-5127.
 
 

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

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


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content updated July 28, 2014