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the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act

November 5, 2002
Scoping Notices
There are no scoping notices in this issue.
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment
NEW!  Island Brook Flood Project (Bridgeport)
2  Graduate Student Apartments and Downtown Master Plan Project (Storrs)
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Scoping Notices

Scoping Notices have been issued for the following state projects.  These projects are in the earliest stages of planning.  At the scoping stage, detailed information on a project's design, alternatives, and environmental impacts does not yet exist.  Sponsoring agencies are asking for comments from other agencies and from the public as to the scope of alternatives and environmental impacts that should be considered for further study.  Send your comments to the contact person listed for the project by the date indicated.

EIE Notices

The following Environmental Impact Evaluations have been completed by state agencies and are available for review and comment. 

4. EIE Notice for Island Brook Flood Project

Municipality where project is proposed: Bridgeport

Project Location: Lake Forest Dam on southeast shore of Lake Forest, and along Island Brook from the Dam to the confluence of Island Brook and the Pequonnock River.

Project Description: Alteration to Lake Forest Dam to safely pass the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) which is equivalent to 33" of rain in a 24-hour period.  Improvements to Island Brook consist of five culvert replacements; two new culverts; construction of a tidal wetland shelf at the confluence with the Pequonnock River; wetland creation; minor modifications to channel alignment; addition of point deflectors, riffles and pools; and clean-up of all debris in the stream channel.  The effect of these improvements will be to increase the capacity of the channel to safely pass the 100-year flood flows while adding environmental enhancements to the corridor.

Project Map:  Click here to view a map of the project area.

Comments on this EIE will be accepted until the close of business on: December 20, 2002

The public can view a copy of this EIE at: the office of the Bridgeport Town Clerk, Room 124, 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport or at the Department of Environmental Protection, Inland Water Resources Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT.

There is a public hearing scheduled for this EIE on:

DATE: December 11, 2002

TIME: 7:00 PM

PLACE: City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport

Send your comments about this EIE to:

Name: Alphonse Letendre
Agency: DEP - Inland Water Resources Division
Address: 79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
E-Mail: alphonse.letendre@po.state.ct.us

If you have questions about the public hearing, or where you can review this EIE, or similar matters, please contact:

Name: Alphonse Letendre
Agency: DEP - Inland Water Resources Division
Address: 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106
E-Mail: alphonse.letendre@po.state.ct.us
Phone: 860-424-3976

or, if unavailable, contact:

Name: Frederick Riese
Agency: DEP - Office of Environmental Review
Address: 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106
E-Mail: frederick.riese@po.state.ct.us
Phone: 860-424-4110

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