Connecticut Environmental Protection Act


The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) helps to ensure compliance with the Connecticut Environmental Protection Act. This act permits legal recourse for the unreasonable destruction of the state's natural resources (air, water and soil) — protection that is also extended to historic structures and landmarks that are either:

  • properties listed or under consideration for listing as individual units on the National Register of Historic Places; or
  • properties that contribute to the historic significance of a district in that category, as determined by the State Historic Preservation Board.

Under Public Act 82-367, SHPO helps to evaluate any potential disruption or alteration of a historic, architectural or archaeological resource or of its setting. The SHPO team works collaboratively with the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management as well as other state agencies to integrate cultural resource consideration into any state agency project planning efforts.


Todd Levine at (860) 500-2337 or