[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Griswold 10-14-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In accordance with the provisions of Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-354a, et seq., the Griswold Inland Wetlands and Watercourses & Conservation Commission is hereby designated as the Aquifer Protection Agency (hereinafter the "Agency") of the Town of Griswold. (The staff of the Griswold Inland Wetlands and Watercourses & Conservation Commission shall serve as the staff of the Agency.)
Members of the Griswold Inland Wetlands and Watercourses & Conservation Commission shall serve coexisting terms on the Agency. The membership requirements of the Agency shall be the same as those of the Griswold Inland Wetlands and Watercourses & Conservation Commission including, but not limited to the number of members, terms, method of selection and removal of members, and filling of vacancies.
At least one member of the Agency or staff of the Agency shall complete the course in technical training formulated by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection of the State of Connecticut, pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-354v.
[Amended 5-22-2017 STM]
The Agency adopted regulations on March 15, 2012 in accordance with Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-354p and Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (R.C.S.A.) § 22a-354i-3. Said regulations shall provide for:
The manner in which boundaries of aquifer protection areas shall be established and amended or changed.
Procedures for the regulation of activity within the area.
The form for an application to conduct regulated activities within the area.
Notice and publication requirements.
Criteria and procedures for the review of applications.
Administration and enforcement.
The Griswold Aquifer Protection Area was delineated through Connecticut's Level A Mapping process by DEEP. The Griswold Aquifer Protection Area was delineated for active public water supply wells in stratified drift that serve more than 1,000 people, in accordance with Sections 22a-354c and 22a-354z of the Connecticut General Statutes. Level A Mapping delineates the final Aquifer Protection Area, which becomes the regulatory boundary for land use controls designated to protect the well area from contamination.
[Amended 5-22-2017 STM]
Not later than three months after approval by the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection of Level 13 Mapping of aquifers, the Agency will inventory land uses overlying the mapped zone of contribution and recharge areas of such aquifers in accordance with guidelines established by the Commissioner pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-354f. Such inventory shall be completed not more than one year after authorization of the Agency. [Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-354e]