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August 7, 2007
Scoping Notices
      1.  Waterbury-Oxford Airport Taxiway B Extension (Middlebury, Oxford)
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment
      1.  Campus Plan for Central Connecticut State University (New Britain)    
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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 Waterbury-Oxford Airport Taxiway B Extension

Municipalities where proposed project might be located:Oxford and Middlebury, CT

Address of Possible Project Location:288 Christian Street, Oxford, CT 

Project Description:The Department of Transportation proposes to extend Taxiway B at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport to the south end of the airport (Runway 36).  Taxiway B is currently in place from the north end (Runway 18 end) to approximately the midpoint of the runway.  The remaining portion, to be installed with this project, will connect Taxiway B south to the end of Runway 36.

Project MapClick 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:  August 23, 2007

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 sponsoring agency shall schedule a Public Scoping Meeting.

Written comments and/or requests for a Public Scoping Meeting should be sent to:

Name: Edgar T. Hurle, Transportation Planning Director
Agency: CT Department of Transportation
Address: 2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06131
Fax: 860-594-3377

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

Name: Jessica L. DiLuca
Agency: CT Department of Transportation
Address: 2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06131
Phone: 860-594-2135
Fax: 860-594-3028

The agency expects to release a Draft Environmental Impact Evaluation for this project, for public review and comment, inNovember, 2007.

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 Campus Plan for Central Connecticut State University

Municipality where project is proposed:  New Britain, CT

Address of Possible Project Location:  1615 Stanley Street

Project Description: The purpose of the proposed action is to construct, renovate and demolish facilities located on the campus of Central Connecticut State University as recommended in the 1999 Campus Plan.  The Campus Plan will be implemented in the form of 33 projects ranging from academic, administrative, athletic and residential and are as follows:

1.   Renovation of existing buildings - 17 projects

2.   New construction totaling 615,032 square feet - 11 projects

3.   Demolition of existing facilities - 1 project

4.   New parking garage for 1,000 cars - 1 project

5.   New residential facilities of 905 beds, totaling 266,460 square feet - 3 projects

6.   Athletic fields - 1 project

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 August 17, 2007

The public can view a copy of this EIE at

Any person may ask the sponsoring agency to hold a Public Hearing on this EIE by sending such a request to the address below by July 15, 2007.  If a hearing is requested by 25 or more individuals, or by an association that represents 25 or more members, Connecticut State University System must schedule a Public Hearing.

Send your comments about this EIE to:

Name: Alexandria Roe
Agency: Connecticut State University System
Address: 39 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105

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

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