9.NEW! Proposed Drainage Easement on State Land, Middle Road, Farmington
STEP II - Public comments regarding proposed transfers that were posted previously in the Environmental Monitor, and the Office of Policy and Management's (OPM's) responses to those comments. None in this edition.
STEP III - Draft recommendations of the Commissioner of Environmental Protection regarding preservation of properties proposed for transfer. None in this edition.
STEP IV - Final recommendations of the Commissioner of Environmental Protection regarding disposition of properties proposed for transfer, along with comments and responses from Step III. None in this edition.
STEP V - Final determinations by the Secretary of OPM regarding the ultimate disposition of properties proposed for transfer.None in this edition.
The next edition will be published on August 18, 2009.
The following scoping notice is posted for review or comment in this edition. "Scoping" is for projects 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 Construction of a New Hangar at Waterbury / Oxford Airport, Oxford
Address of Possible Project Location: 300 Christian Street, Oxford, CT 06483
Project Description: The project consists of the construction of a hangar and office space building with a footprint of 206,000 square feet on the southeastern side of the Waterbury Oxford Airport parallel to Runway 36. The building will be constructed as a certified LEED® Building including the use of solar energy and geothermal heating.
Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on: Wednesday, August 19, 2009.
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:
Connecticut General Statutes Section 4b-47provides for public notice of proposed transfers of state-owned lands out of state ownership. The notice process takes place in steps. Step I is the notice of intent to transfer, which includes an opportunity for any person to comment. If comments are received, the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) will respond, and the comments and responses will be published as Step II.
The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may choose to evaluate the property more thoroughly and recommend preservation of the property or restrictions on the transfer. Step III is publication of the Commissioner's report and draft recommendations, and includes a 30-day public comment period. Step IV is publication of the Commissoner's responses to any public comments along with the Commissioner's final recommendations regarding the property.
Step V is publication of OPM’s final determination regarding disposition of the property. Fifteen days after this posting the transfer may proceed.
IMPORTANT: Most proposed transfers are not required to go through all five steps. The land may be sold or transferred 15 days after the close of the comment period of Step I if no comments are received. If comments are received, and the DEP does not elect to conduct and publish a more thorough study of the property, the land may be sold or transferred 15 days after publication of the comments and responses under Step II.
Notices of Intent to Transfer
This mandatory step opens a 30-day public comment period. Instructions for submitting comments are included in each notice. If no comments are received, a proposed transfer may proceed 15 days after the close of the comment period. If comments are received, they will be posted in a future edition of the Environmental Monitor, along with responses from OPM.
The following Step I Notices have been submitted for review and comment in this edition.