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May 2, 2006
Scoping Notices
      1. Danbury West Side Interceptor Sewer (Danbury)
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment
      1. Proposed Gateway Community Community College Relocation and Consolidation (New Haven)
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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 Danbury West Side Interceptor Sewer

Municipality where proposed project would be located: Danbury

Project Description: A design report was developed in 1989 and revised in 2003 by the City of Danbury which evaluated the wastewater disposal needs of the west side of Danbury.  Based on that report, the City proposes the installation of the West Side Interceptor to address the long-term wastewater needs.  The proposed project area will serve the portion of the west side of Danbury bounded to the north by Mill Plain Road (Route 6), to the west by the New York State line, to the south by the Town of Ridgefield and Miry Brook Road, and to the east by Route 7.

The project will be conducted in two phases.  The first phase will consist of a gravity sewer from an existing sanitary sewer at the intersection of Mill Plain Road and Prindle Lane to a proposed pumping station to be constructed on the north side of Interstate 84 (I-84) on property of Interstate Business Center, LLC and a force main from the pumping station to the existing sewer approximately 250 feet west of Kenosia Avenue.  Provisions will be included to tie in Jensen’s Residential Community on the south side of I-84 to this phase of the West Side Sewer Interceptor.  The route of the proposed improvements is shown on the location map for Phase I.

The second phase will consist of a gravity sewer, starting at the end of the force main constructed under Phase I, that will be installed parallel to the existing Mill Plain Road Interceptor and be connected to the existing Still River Interceptor east of Seegar Street.  The route of the proposed improvements is shown on the location map for Phase II.

These corrections will address an immediate concern for the potential pollution problem from septic systems in the vicinity of Lake Kenosia, which serves as a public water supply.  The improvements will also address the stressed condition of the sewer system, odor control problems, and the nearing life expectancy of pump station components.

Project Maps:  Click here to view a map of the Phase I project area.  Click here to view a map of the Phase II project area.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  May 5, 2006

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 April 14, 2006, the Department of Environmental Protection must 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 and/or requests for a Public Scoping Meeting should be sent to:

Name: Stacy Pappano, Sanitary Engineer
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Management
Address: 79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT  06106
Phone: (860) 424-3362
Fax: (860) 424-4067

If you have questions about the public meeting, or other questions about the scoping for this project, contact Ms. Pappano.

The agency expects to release an Environmental Impact Evaluation for this project, for public review and comment, shortly after the scoping period.

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 Proposed Gateway Community College (GCC) Relocation and Consolidation to Downtown New Haven

Municipality where project is proposed: New Haven

Address of Project Location: 2 and 20 Church Street, New Haven, Connecticut

Project Description: The proposed project consists of the construction and consolidation of Gateway Community College to Downtown New Haven.  The preferred site for the proposed project is at 2 and 20 Church Street on two parcels formerly known respectively as Macy’s and Malley’s.  The proposed site is bounded by Crown Street, Church Street, North Frontage Road, and Temple Street. The proposed project involves the construction of approximately 360,000 gross square feet of building space for the College; however, it is not expected to accommodate the Automotive Technology program due to cost constraints.

The proposed facility is expected to accommodate classrooms, laboratories, academic and administrative offices, a library, study areas, general use areas (e.g. dining, bookstore, day care, student activities), and support services (e.g. storage, mailroom, media production, etc.).  During pre-design, it was determined that implementation of the plan for total consolidation immediately may not be feasible due to cost constraints.  Therefore, the Automotive Technology program and some associated classes/programs will remain at the North Haven Campus for the short-term future. Any long-term solution will be assessed by the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut Community-Technical Colleges (BOT-CTC) in terms of its applicability to potential environmental affects.

Parking will be provided off-campus in the form of spaces set aside for the GCC in nearby garages owned by the New Haven Parking Authority.

Project Location Map:  Click here to view the existing locations of GCC and to view the proposed project location.

Comments on this EIE will be accepted until the close of business on: May 19, 2006

The public can view a copy of this EIE at 

GCC’s Long Wharf Campus Library, 60 Sargent Drive, New Haven

GCC’s North Haven Campus Library, 88 Basset Road, North Haven

GCC’s web site:

New Haven City Clerk’s Office, 200 Orange Street, New Haven

New Haven Main Branch Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven

North Haven Town Clerk’s Office, 18 Church Street, North Haven

North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm Street, North Haven

·      BOT-CTC, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford

Connecticut Department of Public Works, 165 Capitol Avenue, Room 275, Hartford

There are two (2) public hearings scheduled for this EIE on:


DATE: May 8, 2006

TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

PLACE: GCC – Long Wharf Campus, Room 160, 60 Sargent Drive, New Haven

NOTES: Doors open at 6:30 pm


DATE: May 9, 2006

TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

PLACE: GCC North Haven Campus Auditorium, 88 Bassett Road, North Haven

NOTES: Doors open at 6:30 pm


Send your comments about this EIE to:


Ms. Lenell Kittlitz, Director of Facilities Planning


Board of Trustees of Connecticut Community-Technical Colleges


61 Woodland Street

Hartford, Connecticut 06105


(860) 566-6624


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


Emilio Pizzoferrato, Project Manager


Department of Public Works


165 Capitol Avenue, Room 460



(860) 713-5943

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