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)

New! The 2016 IWQR Report is available for Public Comment through March 13, 2017.  A Public Informational meeting will be held on March 1, 2017 at CT DEEP Headquarters.  See details below.

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 2016 Connecticut Integrated Water Quality Report for public review and comments (Public Notice).  Public review and comments period is open from February 6, 2017 to March 13, 2017.  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.

Written comments on the draft document must be received at the Department by March 13, 2017 in order to be considered prior to submission of the Report to US EPA.  Comments should be directed to Erik Bedan electronically at erik.bedan@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 informational meeting has been scheduled at CT DEEP Headquarters on March 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm in the McCarthy Auditorium. Upon close, the draft 2016 IWQR and comments will be finalized and submitted to US EPA for approval.

Questions on the report should be directed to Erik Bedan electronically at erik.bedan@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:

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


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Content updated February 2, 2017