All dams, except those owned by the U.S., are under the jurisdiction of these regulations. These dams will be classified by hazard rating, and may be subject to periodic inspections. The construction of new dams is also subject to inspection throughout and following the building process.
This section describes regulations and permit requirements for projects or activities which may lead to water diversion; however, many exemptions apply. Regulated activities include large withdrawals from groundwater resources, collection or discharge of runoff, water transfer, and relocation, retention, detention, bypass, channelization, piping, culverting, ditching, or damming of waters where the drainage area tributary to such waters is 100 acres or greater.
Environmental impact reports must be prepared for all proposed projects initiated by state agencies or funded in whole or in part by the state. Reports will assess the likely direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of a proposed project; will be subject to a state review; and will be distributed publicly. The sponsoring agency must use the impact reports to make a final decision on whether to sponsor the proposed project.
'''''Note: Connecticut's 2013 Budget Bill, enacted in June 2013, transfers a total of $25.4 million out of the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority into the General Fund - $6.2 million in FY 2014 and $19.2 million in FY 2015.'''''
Electric distribution companies shall utilize a competitive bidding process for electric generation services. The Department of Public Utility Control will be responsible for setting the criteria for this bidding process, which may include an evaluation of the cost of service, risk analysis, and use of renewable energy resources.