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Department of Environmental Protection air waste and water records

Identifier: RG079_005

Scope and Content

Included here are records from the Deputy Commissioner, 1972-2004; Planning and Standards, 1970-1973; Bureau of Water Management, 1920-1979 that includes records from the Permitting, Enforcement, and Remediation Division; Bureau of Air Management, 1975-2007; and Inland Water Resources, 1939-2013 that includes records from the New England River Basins Commission, 1966-1975, the Connecticut Soil Advisory Committee, 1948-1974, 8 volumes of survey notes of Connecticut waterways, 1939-1941, and 3 dvds of the Municipal Inland Wetland Commissioners Training Program, 2007-2013.


  • Creation: 1920-2013

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Historical Note

With the creation of the Department of Environmental Protection in 1971, the Environmental Quality Division was given the mission of abating the pollution of the water, air and land of the state.1 Now known as the Bureau of Air, Waste and Water, this part of the Dept. of Environmental Protection has always been based on media (transport of pollutants, i.e. water and air) and business (source of pollutants, i.e. waste, pesticides, etc.). The functions of permitting, inspection, enforcement, and monitoring have been subsets of the primary structure.2

See also the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency History.


  1. 1Press release, November 22, 1971, RG 079:001, Department of Ennvironmental Protection, Commissioner Arthur J. Rocque, Jr., Accession 2005-009, Organizational Evaluation, Box 6, Folder "First DEP Org Dan Lufkin Documents".
  2. 2Untitled and undated document, RG 079:001, Ennvironmental Protection, Commissioner Arthur J. Rocque, Jr., Accession 2005-009, Organizational Evaluation, Box 6, Folder "Historic Org Charts".


281.5 cubic feet


Air, Waste and Water records include: Deputy Commissioner; Planning and Standards; Bureau of Water Management; Bureau of Air Management; Inland Water Resources.


Series numbers have been assigned within RG 079 in its entirety and therefore the series described here are not numbered consecutively.

Series 5. Deputy Commissioner, 1972-2004, 53 cubic feet

Eckardt C. Beck

Administrative Files, 1972-1985, Accession: 1988-023, 9 cubic feet

Melvin J. Schneidermeyer, 1975-1979

Accession: 1988-021, Subject Files, 1975-1979, 7 cubic feet

Accession: 1988-027 (part), Subject Files, 1975-1979, 2 cubic feet

Accession: 1988-031, Subject Files, 1975-1979, 4 cubic feet

John W. Anderson

Program Files, 1972-1986, Accession: 1989-059, 21 cubic feet

Robert A. Moore, 1988-1995

Accession: 1996-010, Budget and Thomas Commission Recommendation Files, 1990-1995, 2 cubic feet

Accession: 1997-023, Subject Files, 1988-1994, 3 cubic feet

Jane K. Stahl, 1997-2004

Accession: 2005-018, Subject Files, 1997-2004, 5 cubic feet

Series 11. Planning and Standards, 1970-1973, Accession: 1988-027 (part), 19 cubic feet

Series 14. Bureau of Water Management, 1920-1979

Permitting, Enforcement, and Remediation Division, 1928-1979, bulk 1969-1977

Accession: 1997-050, Correspondence Files, 145 cubic feet

Accession: 1997-051, Reports, 35 cubic feet

Ansonia Water Company, 1920, Accession: 1999-016, 0.25 cubic feet

Series 15. Bureau of Air Management, 1975-2007

Accession: 1998-037, Director's Subject Files, 1975-1987, 1 cubic foot

Accession: 1993-145, Hearings, 1988-1992, 23 cubic feet

Accession: 2017-094, Indirect Source Permits, 1980-2007, 3 cubic feet

Series 25. Inland Water Resources, 1939-2013

Accession: 1998-038, Commissions and Committee Records, 1939-1975, 2 cubic feet

Accession: 2014-036, Municipal Inland Wetland Commissioners Training Program, 2007-2013, 0.25 cubic feet

Related Material

Additional Department of Environmental Protection records can be found in:

RG 079:001, Central Office

RG 079:004, Aerial photographs, see the Research Guide to Aerial Photographs at the Connecticut State Library.

RG 079:016, Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation

RG 079:018, Office of Indian Affairs

As well in these predecessor departments, boards, and commissions:

RG 079:003, Board of Fisheries and Game

RG 079:017, State Park and Forest Commission

RG 079:022, Forestry Department

RG 079:023, Water Resources Commission

RG 079:026, State Harbor Commissioners for New Haven Harbor

Other record groups:

RG 002:29, General Assembly Task Forces, Environment Committee Task Forces

RG 005, Office of the Governor contain files about the Department of Environmental Protection and its predecessors.

RG 015, Office of Policy and Management for records of grant programs transferred out of the Department of Agriculture.

RG 089, Department of Transportation contains the major statewide aerial photographic surveys.

RG 098, Department of Agriculture

RG 079:005, Department of Environmental Protection: Air, Waste and Water
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository