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February 21, 2006
Scoping Notices
      There are no Scoping Notices available for review at this time.
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment
      1. NEW!  New Hartford Wastewater Treament Facility Upgrade (New Hartford)
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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.

There are no scoping notices available for review at this time.

EIE Notices

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

1.  Notice of EIE for New Hartford Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade

Municipality where project is proposed: New Hartford

Project Description: The Town of New Hartford has conducted a facilities planning study for its wastewater treatment system because the wastewater treatment plant’s average flow has exceeded ninety percent of its design capacity, the facilities that were built in 1968 have exceeded their design life, and projected growth patterns will extend into unsewered areas.  The study area includes the treatment facility, areas next to the public water supply, industrial parks, known growth areas, and a proposed development corridor along Route 44.  The recommendation of the study is the expansion of the wastewater treatment plant from 90,000 gallons per day to 250,000 gallons per day.

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: April 7, 2006

The public can view a copy of this EIE at:

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

or at the office of the

New Hartford Town Clerk
Town Hall
530 Main St.
New Hartford, CT 06057

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 March 3, 2006.  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: 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

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

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