CHAPTER 446d

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

Table of Contents

Sec. 22a-207a. Definitions applicable to sections 22a-208d, 22a-208q and 22a-228(b). Definition applicable to chapter.

Sec. 22a-208f. Scrap metal processor exempt from permit requirement.

Sec. 22a-213a. Disposal of biomedical waste by generators.

Sec. 22a-220a. Designation by municipality of areas for solid waste disposal. Designation of areas for items generated from residential properties. Registration of solid waste collectors. Reports by solid waste collectors. Scavenging.

Sec. 22a-221. (Formerly Sec. 19-524o). Contracts with regard to solid waste management.

Sec. 22a-223. *(See end of section for amended version and effective date.) Funds for preliminary feasibility studies of energy recovery systems or incinerators by governmental entities.

Sec. 22a-226a. Penalty.

Sec. 22a-226b. Penalty for violations placing another in imminent danger of death or bodily injury.

Sec. 22a-226e. Recycling of source-separated organic materials. Report.

Sec. 22a-236. Applicability of certain sections to resources recovery facilities.

Sec. 22a-238. Appointment of resources recovery facility inspector by municipality or group of municipalities. Regulations re qualifications.

Sec. 22a-240. Public education on risk assessment and risk management.

Sec. 22a-241m. Opportunities for recycling infrastructure investment program.

Sec. 22a-255. Definitions.

Sec. 22a-255c. Symbols indicating packaging is recyclable or made of recycled material.


Sec. 22a-207a. Definitions applicable to sections 22a-208d, 22a-208q and 22a-228(b). Definition applicable to chapter. (a) As used in sections 22a-208d, 22a-208q and subsection (b) of section 22a-228: (1) “Composting” means a process of accelerated biological decomposition of organic material under controlled conditions; (2) “mixed municipal solid waste” means municipal solid waste that consists of mixtures of solid wastes which have not been separated at the source of generation or processed into discrete, homogeneous waste streams such as glass, paper, plastic, aluminum or tire waste streams provided such wastes shall not include any material required to be recycled pursuant to section 22a-241b; and (3) “mixed municipal solid waste composting facility” means a volume reduction plant where mixed municipal solid waste is processed using composting technology.

(b) As used in this chapter, “end user” means any person who uses a material for such material’s original use or any manufacturer who uses a material as feedstock to make a marketable product.

(P.A. 91-293, S. 1, 9; P.A. 95-99, S. 3, 5; P.A. 13-285, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 95-99 removed a reference to former Sec. 22a-208r, repealed elsewhere in the act, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 13-285 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a), made a technical change therein and added Subsec. (b) defining “end user”.

Sec. 22a-208f. Scrap metal processor exempt from permit requirement. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 22a-208a, a scrap metal processor, as described in section 14-67w, shall not be required to obtain a permit under section 22a-208a if on or before July 31, 2014, and annually thereafter, such scrap metal processor submits to the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, on a form prescribed by the commissioner, the amount of scrap metals generated within the borders of the state and purchased or received by such processor for the prior state fiscal year, including a good faith estimate of the amount received directly from instate construction or demolition sites. Such report shall identify the monthly amounts of scrap metal generated within the state, other recyclable materials generated within the state and recycling residue generated, each of which was sent out by such processor, and indicate the destination facility type for such materials, including an indication of whether such facility is in this state.

(P.A. 89-386, S. 9, 24; P.A. 90-220, S. 9, 11; P.A. 96-180, S. 78, 166; P.A. 11-80, S. 1; P.A. 13-285, S. 2.)

History: P.A. 90-220 specified that all reports after the initial report shall be submitted on March 31 and required the dealer to send to each municipality included in the report a copy of information pertaining to such municipality; P.A. 96-180 corrected an internal section reference, effective June 3, 1996; pursuant to P.A. 11-80, “Commissioner of Environmental Protection” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection”, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 13-285 changed reporting date from on or before July 1, 1990, and annually on March 31 thereafter to on or before July 31, 2014, and annually thereafter, revised reporting requirement from the amount of scrap metals purchased or received from any municipality, municipal or regional authority, the state or political subdivision of the state listed by town of origin to the amount of scrap metals generated within the borders of the state and purchased or received for the prior state fiscal year, added requirement that report identify monthly amounts of scrap metal and other recyclable materials generated within the state and indicate destination facility type for such materials, and made technical changes.

Sec. 22a-213a. Disposal of biomedical waste by generators. Section 22a-213a is repealed, effective October 1, 2013.

(P.A. 88-341, S. 2; P.A. 89-270, S. 5; P.A. 11-80, S. 1; P.A. 13-209, S. 20.)

Sec. 22a-220a. Designation by municipality of areas for solid waste disposal. Designation of areas for items generated from residential properties. Registration of solid waste collectors. Reports by solid waste collectors. Scavenging. (a) The legislative body of a municipality may designate the area where solid waste generated within its boundaries by residential, business, commercial or other establishments shall be disposed. The disposal of such solid waste at any other area is prohibited, except that a municipality may approve, in writing, disposal at another area, either within or outside the boundaries of such municipality, prior to disposal. A municipality may refuse to approve disposal at another area if such disposal would adversely affect its solid waste disposal program. The legislative body of a municipality may also designate where the following items generated within its boundaries from residential properties shall be taken for processing or sale: (1) Cardboard, (2) glass, food and beverage containers, (3) leaves, (4) metal food and beverage containers, (5) newspapers, (6) storage batteries, (7) waste oil, and (8) plastic food and beverage containers. The processing or sale of such items at any other area shall be prohibited, except that a municipality may approve, in writing, processing or sale elsewhere, either within or outside the boundaries of such municipality, prior to processing or sale. A municipality may refuse to approve processing or sale elsewhere if such processing or sale would adversely affect its recycling program. For purposes of sections 22a-208e, 22a-208f, 22a-220, this section, sections 22a-220c, 22a-241b, 22a-241e, and subsection (c) of section 22a-241g, residential property means real estate containing one or more dwelling units but shall not include hospitals, motels or hotels.

(b) The legislative body shall give not less than sixty days’ notice of its intent to designate a disposal area for solid waste or to designate where the items generated from residential property listed in subsection (a) of this section shall be taken for processing or sale to all collectors hauling solid waste or such items of the municipality. At the conclusion of such period, the legislative body shall cause notice of such designation to appear in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality and shall conduct a public hearing thereon. Prior to designating where the items generated from residential property and listed in subsection (a) of this section shall be taken for sale or processing, the municipality shall consider the private recycling occurring within the municipality, the effects of its proposed designation on such recycling, and the policy set forth in subdivision (4) of section 22a-259.

(c) Except as provided in subsection (a) of this section, recyclable material, including but not limited to, glass, metal, paper, corrugated paper or plastic, may be removed or segregated at the source of generation or prior to disposal at the designated area and presegregated recyclable material may be transported directly to facilities which accept and process recyclable material.

(d) (1) Any collector hauling solid waste generated by residential, business, commercial or other establishments, including, but not limited to, recyclables generated within the borders of a municipality, shall register annually in such municipality and disclose: (A) The name and address of the collector and the owner of such collection company; (B) the name of any other municipality in which such collector hauls such solid waste, including recyclables; (C) whether the hauling done by such collector is residential, commercial or other; (D) the types of waste hauled; (E) the anticipated location of any disposal facilities or end users receiving recyclable solid waste; and (F) any additional information that such municipality requires to ensure the health and safety of its residents.

(2) On or before July 31, 2011, any such collector shall report to the municipality (A) the types of solid waste, including recyclables, as listed in subsection (c) of section 22a-208e generated within the borders of a municipality and collected by such collector, (B) the name, location and contact information for the first destination where such solid waste, including recyclables, was delivered by the collector during the previous fiscal year, and (C) the types and actual or estimated amounts of such solid waste, including recyclables, directly delivered to an out-of-state destination or to an end user or manufacturer in the state. Such reports shall be submitted to the municipality annually, on or before July thirty-first, and shall provide the information specified in this subdivision for the prior state fiscal year. Such reports shall be on a form prescribed by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection and shall include any other additional information the commissioner deems necessary.

(e) The door of any private vehicle used to haul solid waste shall be clearly marked with the business name and address of the hauler.

(f) Any collector who dumps more than one cubic foot in volume of solid waste at one time in an area not designated for such disposal by a municipality pursuant to the provisions of this section or who knowingly mixes other solid waste with items designated for recycling pursuant to section 22a-241b, or pursuant to municipal ordinance shall for a first violation be liable for a civil penalty of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars for each violation and not more than ten thousand dollars for a subsequent violation. Any municipality or the Attorney General, at the request of the commissioner, may bring an action under this section. All such actions shall have precedence in the order of trial as provided in section 52-191. Any such action by the Attorney General shall be brought in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford.

(g) As used in this section, “collector” means any person who holds himself out for hire regularly to collect solid waste from residential, business, commercial or other establishments. “Collector” does not include: (1) Any person who transports solid waste that is incidentally generated during professional or commercial activities unrelated to the collection of solid waste, such as residential property repairs, provided such solid waste is self-generated by such person’s professional or commercial activities and such solid waste is transported to an authorized recycling facility, a permitted recycling facility, or a permitted solid waste facility, and (2) any person who transports used materials for the purpose of delivering such materials to a charitable organization that distributes reused household items or to a retail facility that sells reused household items.

(h) The legislative body of a municipality may prohibit the scavenging of solid waste.

(i) Any person, other than a collector, who: (1) Dumps more than one cubic foot in volume of solid waste at one time in a solid waste or refuse collection container without the authorization of the owner of such container or (2) dumps any material into a recycling collection container used to collect another type of material for purposes of disposal by a collector shall be guilty of an infraction as provided for in chapter 881b. Any owner or lessor of a solid waste or refuse collection container may post signs on or near such container which indicate the penalties provided for in this section for unauthorized disposal of waste in such container. Any municipal police officer may issue a summons for the commission of an infraction for any violation of this subsection.

(j) If a collector hauls solid waste generated in this state, including recyclables as listed in subsection (c) of section 22a-208e from an entity located in the state other than a facility that has obtained a permit or authorization pursuant to this chapter and delivers such solid waste or recyclables to a destination that is an entity other than a facility that has obtained a permit or authorization pursuant to this chapter, then on or before July 31, 2011, and annually thereafter, such collector shall submit a report regarding such solid waste, including recyclables, to the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection. Such report shall be on a form prescribed by the commissioner and shall provide such information regarding such solid waste as the commissioner deems necessary, including, but not limited to: (1) The types of solid waste, including recyclables, collected, (2) for municipal solid waste, the municipality of origin of such municipal solid waste including recyclables, (3) the amount by weight, volume or other method acceptable to the commissioner of such solid waste, including recyclables delivered to such destination, and (4) the name, address and contact information of the entity receiving such solid waste or recyclables.

(k) If a collector hauls municipal solid waste generated in the state, including recyclables, and delivers such municipal solid waste, including recyclables, to a facility that has obtained a permit or authorization pursuant to this chapter, then, upon delivery, such collector shall identify to the receiving facility for each load of municipal solid waste or recyclables, as applicable: (1) The originating regional facility, (2) the originating municipality if such waste did not pass through a regional facility, or (3) the originating regional facility or state if such waste originated outside of the state. If such municipal solid waste load comes from more than one municipality, the collector shall estimate the amount of waste from each municipality.

(P.A. 83-120; 83-587, S. 94, 96; P.A. 85-334, S. 5, 8; P.A. 87-531, S. 3; P.A. 88-230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; 90-220, S. 3, 11; 90-249, S. 1; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; P.A. 94-200, S. 3, 4; P.A. 95-220, S. 4–6; P.A. 10-87, S. 10–12; P.A. 11-80, S. 1; P.A. 13-285, S. 3.)

History: P.A. 83-587 changed effective date of P.A. 83-120 from October 1, 1983, to July 1, 1983; P.A. 85-334 amended Subsec. (a) by authorizing municipalities to approve of disposal at areas other than those designated by them within their boundaries and revised subsection divisions; P.A. 87-531 amended Subsec. (a) to prohibit towns from refusing to approve the transportation of presegregated recyclable material to facilities accepting and processing recyclable material, added reference to transport of recyclable material in Subsec. (c), added Subsec. (f) establishing a penalty for dumping at an area not designated for disposal and added Subsec. (g) defining “collector”; P.A. 88-230 replaced “judicial district of Hartford-New Britain at Hartford” with “judicial district of Hartford”, effective September 1, 1991; P.A. 90-98 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1991, to September 1, 1993; P.A. 90-220 substituted “solid waste” for “refuse”, amended Subsec. (a) to authorize a municipality to designate where certain items generated from residential property shall be taken for processing or sale, amended Subsec. (b) requiring legislative body to give 60 days’ notice of intent to make such a designation and required municipality to consider private recycling, the effects of such a designation and policy prior to such designation, and added Subsec. (h) re scavenging; P.A. 90-249 amended Subsec. (f) by substituting “solid waste” for “refuse” and providing that the penalty be applicable to collectors who knowingly mix solid waste with items designated for recycling; P.A. 93-142 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1993, to September 1, 1996, effective June 14, 1993; P.A. 94-200 amended Subsec. (f) to increase the penalties provided for in that subsection and added new Subsec. (i) re unauthorized dumping in certain containers; P.A. 95-220 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1996, to September 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 10-87 amended Subsec. (d) by designating existing provisions as Subdiv. (1) and amending same by adding provisions re recyclables generated within borders of municipality, annual registration and requirement to disclose name and address of collector and owner of collection company, whether hauling is residential, commercial or other, types of waste hauled, anticipated location of disposal facilities and end users and additional information required by municipality to ensure health and safety of residents, and by adding Subdiv. (2) re required content of collector report to municipality, amended Subsec. (g) by redefining “collector” and added Subsec. (j) re report by collector when hauling and delivering solid waste from and to an entity that does not have permit and Subsec. (k) re identification of originating facility, municipality or regional facility by collector to receiving facility, effective July 1, 2010; pursuant to P.A. 11-80, “Commissioner of Environmental Protection” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection” in Subsecs. (d)(2) and (j), effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 13-285 amended Subsec. (g) to redefine “collector”.

Sec. 22a-221. (Formerly Sec. 19-524o). Contracts with regard to solid waste management. (a) The state, any municipality or any municipal or regional authority may make contracts for the exercise of its corporate or municipal powers with respect to the collection, transportation, separation, volume reduction, processing, storage and disposal of its solid wastes for a period not exceeding thirty years and may pledge its full faith and credit for the payment of obligations under such contracts. Said thirty-year limitation shall not apply to the extension of any such contract that was in force as of December 31, 2008, and that was approved by the commissioner pursuant to subsection (a) of section 22a-213.

(b) Any municipality or two or more municipalities may enter into a contract for the long-term provision of solid waste disposal services. The contract may include, but not be limited to, (1) the furnishing of municipal solid waste for disposal and (2) payment of a fee or other charge based on a per cent of actual or projected tonnage of solid waste delivered at a solid waste facility. The contract may require payments to be made if services are not provided, except that no payment shall be made after all debt issued by any of the parties for development and construction of a solid waste facility has been provided for or paid. The contract shall be binding on a municipality for the full term of such contract and a municipality shall be obligated to annually appropriate funds or levy taxes to pay its obligations under such contract.

(c) Any such contract may authorize the creation of a committee consisting of representatives of any municipality that is a party to the contract. Such contract shall set forth the method of appointment and duties of members of the committee.

(d) The obligation of a municipality to make payments under a contract shall not constitute bonded indebtedness for the purposes of subsection (b) of section 7-374 or under any charter provision limiting the amount of indebtedness of the municipality or the manner in which such indebtedness is authorized. Any such contract shall be valid, binding and enforceable against the municipality if it is approved by the legislative body of the municipality, as defined in subsection (m) of section 1-1. A referendum shall not be required except as provided by section 7-7.

(e) Any such contract may require or authorize the payment by a municipality of the obligation of another municipality failing to make a payment. The municipality making such payment may bring an action against the defaulting municipality to recover the amounts paid and expenses and costs incurred in such action.

(1971, P.A. 845, S. 15; P.A. 84-95, S. 1, 2; P.A. 85-143, S. 2, 3; P.A. 13-285, S. 11.)

History: Sec. 19-524o transferred to Sec. 22a-221 in 1983; P.A. 84-95 increased the maximum duration of contracts from 20 to 30 years; P.A. 85-143 amended prior provisions to authorize municipalities to make contracts re solid waste management, adding references to separation, processing and storage of wastes, and added Subsecs. (b) to (e) detailing types and contents of contracts and municipalities’ responsibilities; P.A. 13-285 amended Subsec. (a) by adding provision re thirty-year limitation not to apply to any contract in force as of December 31, 2008, that was approved by the commissioner pursuant to Sec. 22a-213(a), effective July 12, 2013.

Sec. 22a-223. *(See end of section for amended version and effective date.) Funds for preliminary feasibility studies of energy recovery systems or incinerators by governmental entities. The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may, from proceeds of the sale of state bonds allocated by the State Bond Commission to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in accordance with subdivision (8) of subsection (e) of section 2 of special act 82-46, provide funds to any municipality, any group of municipalities, any regional planning agency organized under the provisions of chapter 127, any regional council of elected officials organized under the provisions of chapter 50 or any regional council of governments organized under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, for a preliminary feasibility study of an energy recovery system or an incinerator. Any such study shall be prepared in consultation with said commissioner and shall include but not be limited to an investigation of the markets for the system, identification of the waste stream, cost estimates of system construction and the cost per ton of solid waste disposal. The amount of such funds granted for any single study shall not exceed eighty per cent of the total cost of such study and in no event shall the total amount granted for any single study exceed twenty-five thousand dollars.

(P.A. 83-151, S. 1, 2; P.A. 11-80, S. 1.)

*Note: On and after January 1, 2015, this section, as amended by section 299 of public act 13-247, is to read as follows:

“Sec. 22a-223. Funds for preliminary feasibility studies of energy recovery systems or incinerators by governmental entities. The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may, from proceeds of the sale of state bonds allocated by the State Bond Commission to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in accordance with subdivision (8) of subsection (e) of section 2 of special act 82-46, provide funds to any municipality, any group of municipalities or any regional council of governments organized under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, for a preliminary feasibility study of an energy recovery system or an incinerator. Any such study shall be prepared in consultation with said commissioner and shall include but not be limited to an investigation of the markets for the system, identification of the waste stream, cost estimates of system construction and the cost per ton of solid waste disposal. The amount of such funds granted for any single study shall not exceed eighty per cent of the total cost of such study and in no event shall the total amount granted for any single study exceed twenty-five thousand dollars.”

(P.A. 83-151, S. 1, 2; P.A. 11-80, S. 1; P.A. 13-247, S. 299.)

History: Pursuant to P.A. 11-80, “Commissioner of Environmental Protection” and “Department of Environmental Protection” were changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection” and “Department of Energy and Environmental Protection”, respectively, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 13-247 deleted references to regional planning agency and regional council of elected officials, effective January 1, 2015.

Sec. 22a-226a. Penalty. Any person who knowingly violates any provision of section 22a-252, 22a-208a or 22a-208c, subsection (c) or (d) of section 22a-250, any permit issued under section 22a-208a, any regulation adopted under section 22a-209 or 22a-231, or any order issued pursuant to section 22a-225, shall be fined not more than twenty-five thousand dollars per day for each day of violation or imprisoned not more than two years, or both. A subsequent conviction for any such violation shall be a class D felony, except that such conviction shall carry a fine of not more than fifty thousand dollars per day for each day of violation.

(P.A. 89-270, S. 2; P.A. 90-163, S. 2; 90-312, S. 11; P.A. 91-406, S. 21, 29; P.A. 00-19, S. 2; P.A. 13-258, S. 90.)

History: P.A. 90-163 added reference to Sec. 22a-252; P.A. 90-312 added reference to orders issued pursuant to Sec. 22a-208c; P.A. 91-406 made a technical change; P.A. 00-19 increased terms of imprisonment from one year to two years and from two years to five years, respectively; P.A. 13-258 changed penalty for subsequent conviction by substituting provision re class D felony for provision re imprisonment of not more than 5 years and made technical changes.

Sec. 22a-226b. Penalty for violations placing another in imminent danger of death or bodily injury. Any person who, in the commission of a violation for which a penalty would be imposed under section 22a-226a, knowingly places another person, by commission of such violation, in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury, shall be fined not more than one hundred thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than two years, or both. A subsequent conviction for any such violation shall be a class D felony, except that such conviction shall carry a fine of not more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars.

(P.A. 89-270, S. 3; P.A. 13-258, S. 91.)

History: P.A. 13-258 substituted provision re class D felony for provision re imprisonment of not more than 5 years and made technical changes.

Sec. 22a-226e. Recycling of source-separated organic materials. Report. (a)(1) On and after January 1, 2014, each commercial food wholesaler or distributor, industrial food manufacturer or processor, supermarket, resort or conference center that is located not more than twenty miles from an authorized source-separated organic material composting facility and that generates an average projected volume of not less than one hundred four tons per year of source-separated organic materials shall: (A) Separate such source-separated organic materials from other solid waste; and (B) ensure that such source-separated organic materials are recycled at any authorized source-separated organic material composting facility that has available capacity and that will accept such source-separated organic material.

(2) On and after January 1, 2020, each commercial food wholesaler or distributor, industrial food manufacturer or processor, supermarket, resort or conference center that is located not more than twenty miles from an authorized source-separated organic material composting facility and that generates an average projected volume of not less than fifty-two tons per year of source-separated organic materials shall: (A) Separate such source-separated organic materials from other solid waste; and (B) ensure that such source-separated organic materials are recycled at any authorized source-separated organic material composting facility that has available capacity and that will accept such source-separated organic material.

(b) Any such wholesaler, distributor, manufacturer, processor, supermarket, resort or conference center that performs composting of source-separated organic materials on site or treats source-separated organic materials via on-site organic treatment equipment permitted pursuant to the general statutes or federal law shall be deemed in compliance with the provisions of this section.

(c) Any permitted source-separated organic material composting facility that receives such source-separated organic materials shall report to the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, as part of such facility’s reporting obligations, a summary of fees charged for receipt of such source-separated organic materials.

(P.A. 11-80, S. 1; 11-217, S. 3; P.A. 13-285, S. 4.)

History: Pursuant to P.A. 11-80, “Commissioner of Environmental Protection” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection”, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 13-285 amended Subsec. (a) by replacing provision re separation of source-separated organic materials not later than 6 months after establishment of 2 or more source-separated organic material composting facilities in the state with “(1) On and after January 1, 2014”, adding provision re source located not more than 20 miles from an authorized source-separated organic material composting facility, adding provision re authorized facility having available capacity that will accept source-separated organic material, adding Subdiv. (2) re organic material separating and recycling requirements applicable on and after January 1, 2020, and making conforming changes.

Sec. 22a-236. Applicability of certain sections to resources recovery facilities. The provisions of sections 22a-6a, 22a-6b, 22a-176, 22a-190 to 22a-193, inclusive, and 22a-231 to 22a-239a, inclusive, shall apply to any resources recovery plant or facility operating on or after July 1, 1986.

(P.A. 86-332, S. 10, 20; P.A. 13-209, S. 16.)

History: P.A. 13-209 replaced reference to Sec. 22a-240 with reference to Sec. 22a-239a and added reference to resources recovery facility.

Sec. 22a-238. Appointment of resources recovery facility inspector by municipality or group of municipalities. Regulations re qualifications. (a) Any municipality where a resources recovery facility is located or any group of municipalities participating in a resources recovery facility may appoint an inspector for such facility. Such inspector shall meet the qualifications for inspectors of resources recovery facilities established pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

(b) The commissioner shall, by regulations adopted in accordance with chapter 54, establish qualifications for inspectors and operators of resources recovery facilities. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to limit the authority of the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection under the provisions of sections 22a-6a, 22a-6b, 22a-176, 22a-190 to 22a-193, inclusive, and 22a-231 to 22a-239a, inclusive, or any other environmental statute or regulation adopted thereunder.

(P.A. 86-332, S. 14, 20; P.A. 87-489, S. 6, 14; P.A. 11-80, S. 1; P.A. 13-209, S. 17.)

History: P.A. 87-489 divided section into Subsecs. and added provision requiring the commissioner to adopt regulations regarding qualifications for inspectors and operators; pursuant to P.A. 11-80, “Commissioner of Environmental Protection” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection” in Subsec. (b), effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 13-209 amended Subsec. (b) by replacing reference to Sec. 22a-240 with reference to Sec. 22a-239a.

Sec. 22a-240. Public education on risk assessment and risk management. Section 22a-240 is repealed, effective October 1, 2013.

(P.A. 86-332, S. 16, 20; P.A. 87-489, S. 8, 14; P.A. 91-190, S. 4, 9; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 11-80, S. 1; P.A. 13-209, S. 20.)

Sec. 22a-241m. Opportunities for recycling infrastructure investment program. The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with other state agencies or quasi-public agencies, shall identify opportunities for the establishment of a new, or the expansion of any existing, recycling infrastructure investment program.

(P.A. 13-285, S. 5.)

Sec. 22a-255. Definitions. As used in sections 22a-255a and 22a-255b:

(1) “Beverage” means mineral waters, soda water or carbonated soft drinks in liquid form and intended for human consumption;

(2) “Plastic bottle” means a container with a capacity of sixteen ounces or more composed primarily of one or more plastics; and

(3) “Closure” means a screw on or twist off cap used to close a container when such cap is not integral to the structure of the container.

(P.A. 88-231, S. 13; P.A. 13-27, S. 1; 13-209, S. 18.)

History: P.A. 13-27 redefined “beverage” in Subdiv. (1) to delete provision re beer or other malt beverages, effective May 24, 2013; P.A. 13-209 replaced “sections 22a-255a to 22a-255c, inclusive” with “sections 22a-255a and 22a-255b”.

Sec. 22a-255c. Symbols indicating packaging is recyclable or made of recycled material. Section 22a-255c is repealed, effective October 1, 2013.

(P.A. 88-231, S. 16; P.A. 89-385, S. 3; P.A. 11-80, S. 1; P.A. 13-209, S. 20.)