Administrative enforcement actions are part of a compliance assurance program that provides certainty to the regulated community and public at large that the regulations of Connecticut state agencies will be enforced. Available enforcement tools include Informal and Formal Enforcement.
Informal Enforcement (Notice of Violation)
The purpose of the Notice of Violation is to inform the owner or operator of a source of air emissions that personnel at DEEP have made observations, or otherwise obtained information, indicating that a violation of law has occurred at a given location.
The alleged violator should submit, in writing, the details of the corrective action(s). Depending on the severity or the frequency of the violation, DEEP may initiate formal enforcement actions.
Formal enforcement actions include consent orders, unilateral orders, and final dispositions of civil cases through the Attorney General's Office or criminal cases through the Chief State's Attorney.
Enforcement Case Summaries
Air related enforcement case summaries provide a brief description of violations or alleged violations and a summary of compliance steps included in the enforcement action. The action may also include payment of civil penalties and/or supplemental environmental projects.