The Municipal Primer: Your Guide to Creating a “Green and Growing” Community


Produced by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (now the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection) as part of a municipal outreach effort, the Municipal Primer provides basic information and guidance on a wide variety of topics related to environmental protection. Its purpose is to inform municipal decision-makers about environmental issues, the potential impacts of their decisions, environmentally preferred alternatives, and potential permit or license requirements. The intent is to give municipal officials a tool that allows them to quickly determine which CT DEP (now DEEP) programs relate to any given situation, and provide additional information sources including Web page links and staff contacts.

The document includes two main themes: 1) landscape stewardship, or how we cooperatively manage and regulate land and its uses in an environmentally responsible way; and 2) environmental permitting and compliance requirements.

Click here to download the Primer.