Aquifer Protection Area
Program Implementation Schedule
Below are the time frames for implementation of the aquifer protection area program, as established either by the aquifer protection land use regulations or by statute. The time frames for municipal action then begin, as detailed below.
|Adoption of State Land Use Regulations
||Filed with Secretary of State (C.G.S. 22a-354i)
||February 2, 2004|
|Authorize Existing Local Board or Commission
||Within 3 Months of Adoption of State Land Use Regulations (C.G.S. 22a-354o)
||May 2, 2004|
|Complete Land Use Inventory1
||Within 1 Year of Authorization of a Local Commission (C.G.S. 22a-354e)
||N/A – completed by DEP for all municipalities in program.|
|Model Municipal Regulations
||Completed (C.G.S. 22a-354l)
||June 1, 2005|
|Prepare Final (Level A) Mapping2
||Within 3 Years of Publication of Model Municipal Ordinance (C.G.S. 22a-354c and –354z)
||June 1, 2008|
|Delineate Aquifer Protection Area Boundary on Zoning Map
||Within 4 months of DEP notice of Mapping Approval (R.C.S.A 22a-354i-2)
|Adopt Municipal Aquifer Protection Area Regulations
||Within 6 Months of DEP notice of Mapping Approval (C.G.S. 22a-354o)
|Register Existing Regulated Activities
||Town or DEP
||Within 6 months of Adoption of Municipal Aquifer Protection Area Regulations (R.C.S.A. 22a-354i-7(b))
1DEP has completed inventories for towns using federal funds from the Safe Drinking Water Act, so the towns will not be required to do this.
2Subject to DEP Commissioner approval
3The requirement for municipalities to delineate the aquifer protection area boundary and adopt municipal land use regulations are triggered by the completion of Final (Level A) mapping by the water company. The deadlines for completing the final mapping are set by publication of the model municipal ordinance. Some water companies have already completed the final mapping (ahead of the deadline), some are in the process of mapping, and some have not yet started, so not all municipalities will be required to implement the program at the same time – it is dependant upon the timing of the mapping.
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Content last updated on January 2, 2007.