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December 7, 2004
Scoping Notices
1.  New Parking Garage at Eastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic)
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment
        1.  NEW!  Tolland Sanitary Sewers (Tolland)
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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.

1. Notice of Scoping for New Parking Garage at Eastern Connecticut State University

Municipality where proposed project might be located:Willimantic, Connecticut

Address of Possible Project Location: 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, Connecticut

Project Description: The purpose of the proposed action is to develop a new 990-car parking garage on the site of an existing softball field on the northern end of the main campus of Eastern Connecticut State University. 

Project MapClick here to view a map of the project area.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  December 16, 2004.

Any person can ask the sponsoring agency to hold a Public Scoping Meeting by sending such a request to the address below no later than November 26, 2004.  If a meeting is requested by 25 or more individuals, or by an association that represents 25 or more members, the sponsoring agency shall schedule a Public Scoping Meeting.

Written comments and/or requests for a Public Scoping Meeting should be sent to:

Name: Alexandria Roe
Agency: Connecticut State University
Address: 39 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Fax: 860-493-0059

If you have questions about the public meeting, or other questions about the scoping for this project, contact:same as above.

The agency expects to release an Environmental Impact Evaluation for this project, for public review and comment, in June 2005.

EIE Notices

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

1. EIE Notice for Tolland Sanitary Sewers

Municipality where project is proposed:  Tolland

Project Description: The project involves the construction of sanitary sewers in the Town of Tolland from the wastewater pumping station on Old Post Road, along Route 195 from the intersection of Old Post Road southeasterly across Interstate 84 to the intersection with Rhodes Road, for the purposes of both environmental protection and economic growth. Wastewater from the proposed service area will be collected by gravity and low-pressure sewer and conveyed to the pumping station on Old Post Road. From there it will be conveyed to the Town of Vernon Wastewater Treatment Plant, where it will be treated and discharged into the Hockanum River.

Project Map:  Click here to view a map of the sewer construction location .  Click here to view a map of the sewer service area in Tolland.

Comments on this EIE will be accepted until the close of business onJanuary 21, 2005

The public can view a copy of this EIE at:

Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Management (2nd Floor), 79 Elm St., Hartford, CT or at the office of the Town Clerk at the Hicks Memorial Municipal Center, 21 Tolland Green, Tolland.

A link to the EIE can also be found online at the DEP website:

Any person can ask the sponsoring agency to hold a Public Hearing on this EIE by sending such a request to the address below by December 17, 2004.  If a hearing is requested by 25 or more individuals, or by an association that represents 25 or more members, the Department of Environmental Protection must schedule a Public Hearing.

Send your comments about this EIE to:

Name: Dennis J. Greci, Supervising Sanitary Engineer
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Management
Address: 79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 424-3751
Fax: (860) 424-4067

If you have questions about a public hearing, or where you can review this EIE, or similar matters, please contact Mr. Greci as directed above.

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