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September 19, 2006
Scoping Notices
      There are no scoping notices available for review at this time.
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment
      1. New Milford Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade (New Milford)
      2. Amended EIE for Proposed Gateway Community College Relocation and Consolidation to Downtown 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.

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 Milford Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade

Municipality where project is proposed: New Milford

Project Description: The Town of New Milford has proposed modifications to its wastewater treatment facility in accordance with the facilities planning document prepared by Earth Tech, “Wastewater Facilities Plan, Town of New Milford, Connecticut, October 15, 2001,” with revisions dated May 2005 and March 2006.  Specifically, the proposed work will include modifications to the headworks, raw pumps, primary tanks, and aeration tanks; addition of aeration tankage; expansion of secondary clarification; modifications for nitrogen removal; replacement of the chlorination/dechlorination disinfection system with ultraviolet disinfection; flow monitoring modifications; odor control improvements; and sludge handling and thickening improvements, as recommended in the report.

The proposed expansion of average daily design capacity from 1 to 2 million gallons per day and treatment upgrade work is to satisfy service area growth issues and the need to provide advanced wastewater treatment for nutrient removal.  There are significant expansions of the sewer system being constructed along Route 7 south to the Brookfield town line.  Significant connections have recently been made causing flows and loads to the wastewater treatment facility to increase to near capacity.  The project will result in improved plant efficiency and reliability as well as positive environmental benefits of improved water quality to the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound.

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: October 20, 2006

The public can view a copy of this EIE at:

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

or at the office of the

New Milford Town Clerk
Town Hall
10 Main St.
New Milford, CT 06776

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 September 15, 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: Rowland C. Denny
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Water Protection & Land Reuse Bureau
Address: 79 Elm St.
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 424-3749
Fax: (860) 424-4067

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

2.  Notice of Amended 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: On April 4, 2006, an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) for the Proposed Action was made available for public review and comment and public hearings were held.  Since the publication of the EIE, it was determined that a proposed city-owned parking garage, that was suppose to be used by GCC, would not materialize in time for the Proposed Action’s opening date.  Therefore, the project description changed to include a parking garage for approximately 600 spaces at the preferred site, which resulted in the necessity to amend, where appropriate, the April 2006 EIE.  This Amended EIE includes the evaluation of this change.  All other aspects of the Proposed Action remain the same.

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, including a garage for approximately 600 spaces to be located on site; however, it is not expected to accommodate the Automotive Technology program due to cost constraints.

In addition to the on-site parking garage, a minimum of 600 spaces would be provided by the City of New Haven in the adjacent Temple Street Garage.

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.


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

Comments on this Amended EIE will be accepted until the close of business on: October 6, 2006

The public can view a copy of this Amended 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

·   BBOT-CTC, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford

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

There is one (1) public hearing scheduled for this Amended EIE on:

DATE: Wednesday, September 27, 2006

TIME: 7:00 pm (the hearing will conclude at the end of public comments)

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

NOTES: Doors open at 6:30 pm


Send your comments about this Amended 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 hearing, where you can review this Amended 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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