CT State Hazardous Waste Advisory Committee

  • 79 Elm Street
  • Hartford, CT
  • 06106-5127
  • (860) 424-3000

State Hazardous Waste Advisory Committee

HWAC membership is open to the public, and meetings will be held in an open stakeholder forum either at DEEP’s offices at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT or another regional location (to be specified). Meetings will be held three times per year beginning in November 2008. See State Hazardous Waste Advisory Committee Information And Schedule for upcoming meeting information, and minutes and presentations from previous meetings.

The purpose and responsibilities of HWAC are in short to:

  • Assist the Department in implementing the priority recommendations and training;
  • Continue the open dialogue and constructive information sharing between the Department and regulated community;
  • Identify emerging issues and propose solutions;
  • Further develop secondary program concerns and conceptual solutions;
  • Act as sounding board for implementation activities; and
  • Better inform participants of open stakeholder forum meetings.

In September 2008, the Commissioner enthusiastically agreed to the recommendation to create a HWAC, along with a schedule to implement the priority recommendations.

The Department is seeking broad representation of stakeholders to serve as members of HWAC and all are welcome to be members and attend upcoming meetings. To become a member and stay informed of the advisory committee activities, please subscribe to our DEEP-HWAC list serve by following the steps outlined below. You will receive e-mail notification of meetings and related postings.

To subscribe to the Listserv:

Subscribe DEP-HWAC YourFirstName YourLastName
(Substitute your first and last name)

  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation that you have successfully subscribed to the listserv.

To unsubscribe to the Listserv:

Unsubscribe DEP-HWAC YourFirstName YourLastName
(Substitute your first and last name)

  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation that you have been removed from the listserv.
  • Requests to unsubscribe must be sent from the same email account used when subscribing to the email list.

If you experience difficulty in subscribing to the Advisory Committee Listserv, please e-mail Mark Latham or phone at 860-418-5930. 

HWAC - Background

In July 2008, the Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division ("WEED") of the Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, in cooperation with a workgroup of external stakeholders, completed its analysis of the state’s RCRA hazardous waste management program. This analysis was part of the Commissioner’s "Path of Least Resistance" initiative to identify innovative solutions for achieving environmental outcomes.

The workgroup developed a list of priority recommendations titled "Proposal for Implementation of Priority Recommendations". Critical to the successful implementation of such recommendations is the creation of a Hazardous Waste Advisory Committee ("HWAC").

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