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February 17, 2004
Scoping Notices
1. Tolland Sanitary Sewers (Tolland)
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment
        1. Tunxis Community College Master Plan (Farmington)  
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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.

Notice of Scoping for Tolland Sanitary Sewers

Municipality where proposed project would be located: Tolland

Project Description: The proposed project involves construction of sanitary sewers to serve the Tolland town center, Tolland Middle School, and Gateway Corridor (CT Route 195 adjoining the intersection with Interstate 84). Sewers will address identified and potential water pollution problems due to poor soils. Capacity in the Gateway Corridor will be sized to accommodate existing needs and projected growth consistent with both the town’s and the state’s plan of conservation and development. Wastewater will be conveyed to Vernon for treatment and disposal. The Vernon Water Pollution Control Facility was designed to accept and treat flows from Tolland, and has adequate capacity to do so without need for expansion.

Project Map:  Click 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:  March 5, 2004

Any person can ask the sponsoring agency to hold a Public Scoping Meeting by sending such a request to the address below.  If a meeting is requested by 25 or more individuals, or by an association that represents 25 or more members, the Department of Environmental Protection will schedule a Public Scoping Meeting.

Additional information about the project can be viewed in person at:

Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Management (2nd Floor)
79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106

Written comments, requests for a Public Scoping Meeting, or questions about the scoping for this project should be directed to:

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

The agency expects to release an Environmental Impact Evaluation for this project, for public review and comment, in April 2004.

EIE Notices

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

EIE Notice for Tunxis Community College Master Plan

Municipality where project is proposed: Farmington

Address of Project Location: 271 Scott Swamp Road

Project Description:  The Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges and Tunxis Community College (TCC) propose to expand the current Campus facilities in a two-phase development process. Phase I, scheduled to begin construction in 2004, includes the construction of two new buildings.  Building 600 will house academic and laboratory space, and “wrap” around existing Building 300 at the northwest corner of the Campus.  Building 700 will house a new library, student amenity space consisting of a gallery, cafe and atrium, as well as a career center, student development center, and student counseling office.  Phase I is scheduled for completion in 2006.  Phase II, scheduled to begin construction in 2008, will include new construction and renovation to existing structures.  Building 800 will be constructed as an auditorium.  Classroom and student service space in Building 300 will be renovated. Building 200 will be demolished to make way for the new Building 900, which will house faculty offices, administrative offices, the business office, financial aid, business and community services, and records storage.  A new child development center will be located in the renovated Building 100.  Phase II is scheduled for completion in 2009. 

Project Map(s):  Project Location Map; Existing Site; Proposed Master Plan.

Comments on this EIE will be accepted until the close of business on: March 18, 2004

The public can view a copy of this EIE at:

Farmington Library, 71 Main Street, Farmington, CT

Farmington Town Clerk’s Office, 21 South Ridge Road, Farmington, CT

Tunxis Community College Library, 271 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, CT

Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT

Connecticut Department of Public Works, 165 Capitol Avenue, Room 437, Hartford, CT

There is no public hearing scheduled for this EIE. The agency will hold a public hearing if 25 or more persons or an association that has at least 25 members requests a hearing.  A public hearing request must be made no later than February 12, 2004.

Send comments about this EIE to:

Name: John Francis Kraemer, AIA
Agency: Board of Trustees Community-Technical Colleges
Address: 61 Woodland Street 
Hartford, Connecticut  06105
Fax: (860) 566-6624

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

Name: John Cavacas, Project Manager
Agency: Connecticut Department of Public Works
Address: 165 Capitol Avenue, Room 437
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: (860) 713-5610

Other information: Click here for Tunxis Community College's web site.

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