DEEP: Permit Transfer Fact Sheet

License  Transfer
An Environmental Permitting Fact Sheet


No person may act under a Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) license issued to someone else unless such license has been transferred to such a person. A transfer is only effective if DEEP notifies the licensee and proposed transferee that the license has been transferred. The licensee and proposed transferee must register the proposed transfer of ownership of a licensed facility or activity within 30 days of the transfer. For the transfer of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permits, the licensee and proposed transferee must register the proposed transfer of ownership within 90 days of the transfer. Note that no person may conduct an activity requiring a permit from DEEP without first obtaining a permit.

Authorizing Statutes

Section 22a-6o of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS). If you are applying for a transfer of a RCRA permit, a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, or an Air permit, the transfer must also be consistent with the requirements of applicable federal law.

Who Must Comply?

Any person proposing to transfer a DEEP license to another person must submit a License Transfer Form and applicable fee to DEEP. The License Transfer Form may only be used for changes in ownership or operators of the licensed activity. A transferred permit only authorizes the transferee to conduct the activities authorized by the pre-existing permit. If other activities or operational changes are proposed at the facility, the transferee should contact the appropriate DEEP program(s) to determine if a permit modification or new permit application is also required prior to implementation of such changes.

Required Documents

License Transfer Form (DEP-APP-006) including all supporting documentation such as applicant background and compliance information.

Program Procedures

If DEEP determines that the transferee is able to comply with the terms and conditions of the existing permit, DEEP will notify both parties confirming the registration and acknowledging the applicability of the license to the transferee. Upon receipt of DEEP approval of the transfer, the new permittee shall comply with all the terms and conditions of the permit transferred for the remaining period of time the existing permit is in effect. Please note, DEEP may require information in addition to the License Transfer Form to determine whether the transferee can comply with the terms and conditions of the license. The transferee may not conduct the activity without first receiving notice confirming the registration and acknowledging the applicability of the license.

For Further  Information on License Transfers and/or Modifications

Program Phone
Office of Planning and Program Development (OPPD) 860-424-3003
Air Emissions 860-424-4152
Water Discharges 860-424-3018
Inland Water Discharges 860-424-3019
Office of Long Island Sound Programs 860-424-3034
Waste Transportation 860-424-3366
Solid Waste Facilities and Landfills 860-424-3366
Section 22a-454 CGS Waste Facilities 860-424-3366
Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities 860-424-3366
RCRA Post Closure 860-424-3366

Contact Information

HARTFORD, CT 06106-5127


This overview is designed to answer general questions and provide basic information. You should refer to the appropriate statutes for the specific regulatory language of the different permit programs. This document should not be relied upon to determine whether or not an environmental permit is required. It is your responsibility to obtain and comply with all required permits.

Fact Sheet: DEP-FS-012
Content Last Updated January, 2013

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