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September 21, 2004
Scoping Notices
1.  Middletown Wastewater Treatment Facility Abandonment (Middletown, Cromwell)
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment
        1.  New Railroad Station (Fairfield)
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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 Abandonment of Middletown Wastewater Treatment Facility

Municipalities where proposed project would be located: Middletown and Cromwell

Project Description: As a result of a feasibility study conducted in 1999 by the City of Middletown, which focused on various means to collect, convey and treat wastewater for Middletown, the City will evaluate alternatives to convey wastewater to the Mattabassett District Wastewater Treatment Plant in Cromwell and abandon its existing treatment system on River Road.  In order to abandon the treatment facility in Middletown, a conveyance system will need to be constructed from River Road in Middletown to the Mattabassett plant.  The proposed conveyance system would consist of a pumping station on River Road, gravity sewers to the new pumping station, ductile iron force main along the CT Route 9/Providence and Worcester Railroad corridor between the Middletown and Mattabassett treatment facilities, and connection of the new force main to the Mattabassett plant.

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:  October 8, 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 by September 17, 2004, 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
Municipal Facilities Section (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: Stacy Pappano, Sanitary Engineer
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Management
Address: 79 Elm St.
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 424-3362
Fax: (860) 424-4067

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

EIE Notices

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

1. Notice of EIE for Fairfield Railroad Station

Municipality where project is proposed: Fairfield

Address of Proposed Project Location: Kings Highway East and Black Rock Turnpike

Project Description: The project consists of an Americans with Disibilities (ADA) accessible railroad station as part of a larger development project in conjunction with the Town of Fairfield and a private developer.  Under this project, the State will create a new vehicular bridge over the railroad tracks, a seperate pedestrian bridge over the tracks, a passenger drop off area and high level platforms on both sides of the tracks for safe and easy access to the trains.  The town and the private developer will be responsible for creating the surface parking lot for 1500 vehicles and a Metro North Commuter Railroad ticket office in addition to a proposed hotel, retail and office space.   

Comments on this EIE will be accepted until the close of business on: October 22, 2004

The public can view a copy of this EIE at: The Fairfeild Town Clerks Office 611 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT; The Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency 525 Water Street, Bridgeport, CT; Fairfield Public Library-Fairfield Woods Branch 1147 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, CT.

There is a public hearing scheduled for this EIE on:

DATE:September 23, 2004 

TIME:7:30 pm

PLACE:Board of Education Center, Second Floor Conference Room - 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT  

Send your comments about this EIE to:

Name: Mr. James H. Norman - Manager of State Design
Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation
Address: P.O. Box 317546
Newington, CT, 06131-7546

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

Name: Keith T. Hall-Transportation Supervising Planner
Agency: Connecticut Deparment of Transportation
Address: P.O. Box 317546
Phone: 860-594-2926

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