The Urban and Industrial Sites Reinvestment Tax Credit Program provides up to $100 million in tax credits over a ten-year period to support projects that create jobs and capital investment in under-served areas. An Urban Site Investment Project is eligible if it creates significant economic activity and if it is located in a designated community. Eligible Industrial Site Investment Projects must have made an investment in or improvement to real property that has been subject to environmental contamination.
Most activities occurring in or near tidal wetlands are regulated, and this section contains information on such activities and required permit applications for proposed activities. Applications will be reviewed based on the activity's potential impact(s) on the wetlands of the state, adjoining coastal and tidal resources, navigation,
recreation, erosion, sedimentation, water quality and circulation, fisheries, shellfisheries, wildlife, flooding and other natural disasters and water dependent use opportunities.
CDA provides Tax Incremental Financing for significant economic projects―these may be able to receive funds from tax-exempt or taxable bonds. The incremental taxes generated by the project service the bond debt.
These regulations apply to all rivers and streams in Connecticut. Dam owners need to comply with these regulations unless the dam is principally used for hydroelectric power generation and is under the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Some other exemptions apply. The regulations describe river and stream classifications and prescribes standards for dam operation.
The State of Connecticut has an established pathway to test new energy efficiency or renewable energy technologies in state offices. The technology, product or process must be presently available for commercial sale and distribution or have the potential for commercialization not later than two years following the completion of any test program by a state agency. If the test is successful, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may procure such technology for use by any or all state agencies.
This Act affirms the commitment of the state government to the development of systems and facilities and technology necessary to initiate large-scale processing of solid wastes and resource recovery. By this Act, maximum resource recovery from solid waste and maximum recycling and reuse of resources is set as an environmental goal of the State. Long-term negotiated contracts between the state and private persons and industries may be utilized as an incentive for the development of industrial and commercial enterprise based on resources recovery within the state.
Solid waste facilities operating in Connecticut must abide by these regulations, which describe requirements and procedures for issuing construction and operating permits; environmental considerations; restrictions; and requirements for the disposal of special waste (incl. sewage treatment or industrial sludges, liquids, solids, and contained gases).